Medium Stakes

Medium-stakes assignments are a little heftier than low-stakes, but they are still unrevised. The goal remains primarily to learn course content. These assignment take a little more time and are worth a little more of the grade than low-stakes writing.

Examples of medium-stakes assignment forms: “provided data” microthemes, mini-cases or scenarios, response to quotations from different perspectives, teaching what is to be learned to an imaginary audience, looking at a text through different lenses, more elaborate versions of any of the low-stakes forms.

Remember: The aim of both low- and medium-stakes assignments is for students to learn the material of your course—content and skills—through engaging, low-pressure writings.