Structured Writing in Statistics

Together with my Co-Author Tatiana Batova, we created a new writing assignment for high-enrollment statistics classes. The new assignment is based on the concept of structured writing.

Structured Writing is a new way to introduce writing assignments into high-enrollment introduction to statistics classes. Our research provides quantitative and qualitative evidence that these type of writing assignments benefit students and that grading is not a burden (30-45 seconds per submission) for instructors.

Here (working paper version from October 2018) is our paper for more information and evidence about the benefits of structured writing; online appendix

Sample Assignment

Assignment Prompts

Grading Rubric

Student Handout