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The elevator in Environment 1 (EV1) is shut down for maintenance from April 23 to May 25, 2018. During this time, the only way to access CTE’s offices on the third floor of EV1 is by the stairs. We are happy to arrange an alternative meeting place for CTE meetings if requested. For directions to our workshop spaces (EV1 241 and 242) via the elevator in EV3, please visit our Location page. We invite you to contact us if you have any questions or concerns. 

Types of Assignments and Tests

  • Abstract
  • Advertisement
  • Annotated bibliography
  • Biography or autobiography
  • Brochure, poster
  • Budget with rationale
  • Case analysis
  • Chart, graph, visual aid
  • Client report for an agency
  • Cognitive map, web or diagram
  • Contemplative essay
  • Debate
  • Definition
  • Description of a process
  • Diagram, table, chart
  • Dialogue
  • Diary of a real or fictional historic character
  • Essay exam
  • Executive summary
  • Fill in the blank test
  • Flowchart
  • Group discussion
  • Instructional manual
  • “Introduction” to an essay or scientific report (rather than the full report)
  • Inventory
  • Laboratory or field notes
  • Letter to the editor
  • Matching test
  • Materials and methods plan
  • Mathematical problem
  • Memo
  • “Micro-theme” (a tight, coherent essay typed on a 5x 8 note card)
  • Multimedia or slide presentation
  • Multiple-choice test
  • Narrative
  • News or feature story
  • Notes on reading
  • Oral report
  • Outline
  • Personal letter
  • Plan for conducting a project
  • Poem, play, choreography
  • Question
  • Regulations, laws, rules
  • Research proposal addressed to a granting agency
  • Review of book, play, exhibit
  • Review of literature
  • Rough draft or freewrite (writer writes freely, with no constraints for a certain amount of clock time)
  • "Start" (a thesis statement and outline or list of ideas for developing)
  • Statement of assumptions
  • Summary or precis
  • Taxonomy or set of categories
  • Technical or scientific report
  • Term paper, research paper
  • Thesis sentence (sentence that expresses author’s main point)
  • Word problem

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