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Authoring Authenticity: Assignments that Motivate Today’s Writers

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Motivating learners is key to success in both high school and college classrooms. For writing instructors, crafting assignments that connect with student backgrounds and that speak to authentic rhetorical situations can result in internal motivation. Projects like playlists, podcasts, and videos tap into interests that can drive engagement. These projects also introduce new literacies, bolster traditional writing skills, and help students move among varied writing situations. Adding authentic modes of assessment can further the benefts of bringing real-world rhetorical tasks into the writing classroom.

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Authoring Authenticity: Assignments that Motivate Today’s Writers

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Motivating learners is key to success in both high school and college classrooms. For writing instructors, crafting assignments that connect with student backgrounds and that speak to authentic rhetorical situations can result in internal motivation. Projects like playlists, podcasts, and videos tap into interests that can drive engagement. These projects also introduce new literacies, bolster traditional writing skills, and help students move among varied writing situations. Adding authentic modes of assessment can further the benefts of bringing real-world rhetorical tasks into the writing classroom.