Key Writing Requirements/Elements


a+paperWhen reading the assignment, make sure you can answer the following:

1. What is the purpose of this assignment? Is my purpose to provide information without forming an argument, to construct an argument based on research, or analyze a poem and discuss its imagery?

2. Who is my audience? Is my professor my only audience? Who else might read this? Will it be posted online? What are my readers’ needs and expectations?

3. What resources do I need to begin work? Do I need to read a specified source, conduct library research, or do I need to conduct empirical research, such as a survey or an observation? How many sources are required?

4. Who – beyond my professor – can I contact to help me if I have questions?

The Writing Support?

The Library?

Learning Support Services?