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First-Year Writing Seminar Resources

This is a collection of assignment-creation tools, formal writing assignments, syllabi, informal writing prompts, and other resources that can help you plan your first-year writing seminar.

If you would like to meet with someone from the Writing Studio to plan any aspect of your course, click here.

Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education

Formal Writing Assignments

Grading Resources

Informal Writing Assignments

Project Information Literacy

Research Assignments

Research Assignment Design Rubric

The Research Component: Heard Library First-Year Writing Seminar Instructor Toolkit

Revision Assignments


Thesis Exercises

Other Resources

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