Gallery of effective short assignments

Each of the following short assignments, students would complete for the next class or the next week, incorporates several of the key qualities that research has shown to increase student writing ability and learning.

[More will be coming. Participants in the 2013 Elon Summer Institute on Writing Excellence created more than forty. We are still preparing, many for this gallery.]

Accounting

ACC 336: Cost Accounting- Paula Weller - 2013

American Studies

AMS 210A: Concepts in American Studies: Introduction to American Studies- Samuele Pardini - 2013

Anthropology

ANT 112: Introduction to Cultural Anthropology - Pamela Runestad - 2014

ANT 361: Qualitative Research Methods - Mussa Idris - 2014

Biology

BIO 263: Regional Human Gross Anatomy - Matthew Clark - 2014

Communications

COM 100: Communications in a Global Age- Vanessa Bravo - 2013

COM 110: Media Writing- Elma Sabo - 2013

COM 230: Media History, Media Today- Harlen Makemson - 2013

COM 312: Strategic Writing- Julie Lellis - 2013

COM 314: Writing for Broadcast and New Media- Thomas Nelson - 2013

COM 351: Television News Reporting - Thomas Nelson - 2014

COM 452: Strategic Communications Campaigns - Hal Vincent - 2014

COM 495: Great Ideas: Capstone in Communications- Byung Lee - 2013

Economics

ECO 111: Principles of Economics - Jennifer Platania - 2013

ECO 311: Intermediate Economics - Katy Rouse - 2014

Education

EDU 315: Educational Assessment- Richard Mihans - 2013

EDU 323: Literacy Development I: Principles and Practices - Marna Winter - 2013

English

ENG 223: American Literature I - Kathy Lyday - 2014

Environmental Studies

ENS 461: Senior Seminar: Environmental Impact Assessment and Policy Development - Janet MacFall - 2013

French

FRE 221 - Intermediate French I - Olivia Choplin - 2013

FRE 350 - Introduction to Literary Analysis - Sophie Adamson - 2014

General Studies/Core Curriculum

COR 110: The Global Experience - Ryan Kirk (History and Geography department and Environmental Studies department) - 2014

COR 110: The Global Experience - Brian Nienhaus (School of Business) - 2014

GST 110: The Global Experience - Nancy Harris (Biology department) - 2013

GST 110: The Global Experience- Amanda Sturgill (Communications department) - 2013

GST 110: The Global Experience- Derek Lackaff (Communications department) - 2013

GST 110: The Global Experience- Laurin Kier (Sociology department) - 2013

GST 110: The Global Experience- Martin Fowler (Philosophy department) - 2013

GST 110: The Global Experience- Mina Garcia (World Languages and Cultures department) - 2013

GST 225: Periclean Scholars- April Post (World Languages and Cultures department) - 2013

PER 225: Periclean Scholars - Carol Smith (Health and Human Performance department) - 2014

COR 372: Music in Contemporary American Culture - Matthew Buckmaster (Music department) - 2014

Law School

LAW 668: Legal Method and Communication I- Catherine Wasson - 2013

LAW 764: The Elder Law Clinic- Hannah Vaughan - 2013

LAW 822: Bar Exam Foundations- Antonette Barilla - 2013

Mathematics and Statistics

MTH 110: General Statistics- Lisa Rosenberg - 2013

MTH 110: General Statistics- Alan Russell - 2013

MTH 112: General Statistics- Ayesha Delpish - 2013

MTH 252: Multivariable Calculus - Jeff Clark - 2014

Music

MUS 461: K-12 Music Methods - Gerald R. Knight - 2014

MUS 309: Music Business - Clay Stevenson - 2014

Physics

PHY 102: Introduction to Astronomy- Thusheeta Sivayogan - 2013

Psychology

PSY 111: Introduction to Psychology- David Buck - 2013

Religious Studies

REL 202: Hindu Traditions- Amy Allocco - 2013

REL 460: Religious Studies Seminar: Gods and Monsters in Biblical Traditions- Lynn Huber - 2013

Sociology

SOC 111: Introductory Sociology- Richard Perry - 2013

SOC 342: The Social Construction of Deviance- Alexis Franzese - 2013

Spanish

SPN 320: Reading Texts, Reading Life- Maureen Ihrie - 2013

SPN 350: Methods: and Cultural and Literary Interpretation- Nina B. Namaste - 2013

SPN 485: Capstone Seminar- Donna Van Bodegraven - 2013

Women and Gender Studies

WGS 110: Sex and Gender - India Johnson (Psychology department) - 2014

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