What do low-stakes writing assignments look like?
Last week I proposed the idea of using low-stakes writing to give students writing practice and the opportunity to engage in high-level reflection and engagement while not burying instructors under an avalanche of grading. This week I intend to share what low-stakes writing looks like in my classes as well as some other ideas for low-stakes writing assignments.
I have three low-stakes writing assignments which span the semester: self-assessment journal, class blog posts, and class blog comments. In addition, I have a community-building assignment which involves a fair amount of low-stakes writing during the first weeks of my online class and I regularly use six-word stories.