Knowing where you are going and where you have been: Students write a letter to their future self

As part of the final course students take in a two-year learning community, students write a letter to their “future self” about their educational goals or to a future student about what to expect in college and give them advice on how to succeed. Read more [...]

Finding an audience: Write a letter to the editor or government official

Through an engaging process of issue exploration, research, argument development and peer review, sophomores write to an authentic audience of an editor or a government official. Read more [...]

Reflective and social pedagogy: Writing a personal statement for a scholarship application

This assignment lives in San Francisco State University’s Health Education 120 course (Educational Justice, Health Equity, and Academic Success). This course is part of a learning community with Ethnic Studies 110 (Critical Thinking and the Ethnic Studies Experience) and is a first-year experience course in the Metro Academy of Health program (Metro). Metro is a learning community program that offers extra support to students and is designed for students interested in community/public health, education Read more [...]
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