Writing Assignment Requirements

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Design Process and Conclusions Statement:

The intent of this exercise is to assist you in gaining a better understanding and insight into your work. You are to create a blog posting for each project that articulates the process (inspiration, formation and manifestation) you underwent as you carried your inspired idea to a final, tangible product. While this is not an English course, I expect you to be cognizant of proper grammar, spelling, vocabulary and sentence structure. (Please see syllabus for written assignment expectations.)

The writing assignment will be posted to the class blog for review; therefore, it will also be available for your classmates to review. The goal is to create a safe space (the blog) where each student can:

  • Improve writing skills, especially as they relate to design disciplines.
  • Connect current course content, concepts and techniques to personal experiences and real-world applications
  • Encourage dialogue between classmates with thoughtful and constructive responses to the ideas of others.


Minimum Requirements:

  1. 250-300 words (word count appears below the post editor window after you save the draft).
  2. Content must relate directly to current project, course content and required reading.
  3. Include a hyperlink to an outside source that relates to your writing and/or course content.
  4. Include an image from another source that visually relates and exemplifies the content of your writing. This can be from the hyperlink mentioned above if appropriate.

Related Content Suggestions:

  • What are the project’s goals and objectives? Don’t elaborate or spend too much time on this – assume the audience has a basic understanding of the project.
  • What was your inspiration and how did it meet the project’s goals and objectives?
  • Where there any precedents for your work? Why are they important?
  • What personal experiences do you bring that influenced the work?
  • What are major concepts/themes in the work?
  • What were the conflicts and difficulties present during the process? How did you resolve those – or did you?
  • What questions arose during the process? How did you answer – or did you?
  • Why is your response relevant to the project’s goals and objectives?
  • Incorporate relevant information from reading and research
  • Evaluate the success of the final product


Minimum Requirements:

  1. Elaboration and response, not just simple agreement. For example:
    Comment A: “I agree. This is a good idea.” = ZERO CREDIT
    Comment B: “I agree. It makes me think of…” = POINT
  2. Charitable tone
  3. On Topic

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