Understanding the Prompt

Helpful Documents

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. 

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.

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