Understanding the Prompt

The first step to success on any writing assignment is understanding the task. College writing assignments, however, may be very different from the kinds of writing you've tackled in the past. These resources can help you make sense of the complex, and perhaps unfamiliar, goals of your assignment.

Missouri S&T Writing Center Help Documents

Understanding Your Assignment‌  This handout defines many key verbs commonly used in writing prompts. It may also help you think through considerations such as audience, tone, and evidence.

Links to Outside Resources

Another Approach to Understanding Assignments  This page offers additional information to help you understand the instructions you've been given.