College Success: "Chapter 8, Section 8.1: What's Different about College Writing?"
Read the second part of Section 8.1, comprising the text under the heading titled "What Kinds of Papers Are Commonly Assigned in College Classes?" In conjunction with the nine types of writing presented on the Purdue website, this reading will give you some very useful tools for evaluating specific writing assignments. Use these tools once you have received a writing assignment from an instructor. After you finish the reading, make sure to complete the checkpoint exercises at the end of the section.