This type of assignment is different from an Essay Question. It is a well-developed essay that students construct over a period of time with the occasional guidance and feedback of an instructor, or a set of resources such as the writing center.
Appropriate Content Areas
Useful in most areas, and most extensively used in Anthropology, Languages, Literature, Social Sciences, Law, Philosophy, Psychology, Political Science, and Education.
Goals & Objectives
Identify how the activity aligns with student learning objectives (SLOs).
The primary goal is to assess a deeper understanding of a given topic by the student. It can also be used to develop writing, citation, research, and general language skills.