SWIRL was launched in 2016 as a project of the Collaborative for Teaching Innovation. SWIRL introduces faculty from different disciplines to research-informed best practices around the teaching of writing, information literacy, and critical thinking. In SWIRL workshops, Faculty Learning Communities, and one-on-one consultations, faculty incorporate best practices and current research in the teaching of writing, information literacy, and critical thinking at the assignment- and course-level. The WRITE assignment design tool guides faculty in creating or revising effective research-based writing assignments.
WRITE Assignment Design Tool
Many assignments require research, critical thinking, source evaluation, organization, and effective composition within a particular discipline or genre. The WRITE tool guides faculty through the process of designing or revising the most critical elements of an assignment, along with suggestions on how and when to support assignment expectations with classroom instruction or activities. Download and use the WRITE Assignment Design Tool.