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Faculty Toolkit for Research Paper Alternatives

About this guide

Non-traditional assignments provide students with the opportunity to demonstrate learning utilizing different models.

Alternatives to the research paper allow for the assessment of student learning in unique ways that enhance student engagement and contribute to student success.

The assignments outlined here appeal to a diverse set of learning styles. Explore this guide to familiarize yourself with alternative options - your students will thank you!

Topics include:

  • Annotated Bibliographies
  • Literature Reviews
  • Locating Sources
  • Portfolios
  • Case Studies
  • Poster Presentations
  • Infographics
  • Videos/Podcasts