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Writing is a great way to engage in critical thinking and reflection essential to the learning process. Below are some connected writing prompts that can serve well when engaging in service learning activities.
- Live? Die? Kill?: Provoking Thought with Important Questions
A college-level writing assignment designed to push the writer to think deeply about what is most important to him or her in this world. (It can certainly be adapted for younger audiences.)
- A Service/Activist’s Guide to an Issue
A college-level research project designed to develop both academic and practical research abilities, civic skills, and social engagement. It is a college-level project but can be adapted for younger audiences.
- A Letter to the Editor
A “real-world” writing opportunity and a chance to potentially make a serious, and very real impact in your community.
- A Critical Reflection of Service
A college-level writing assignment which asks the writer to reflect and write critically about a recent service-learning experience. It can easily be adapted for younger audiences.
- A Story of Service
This college-level service-learning project is a major fieldwork research project in which the one uses ethnographic fieldworking methods to study deeply an issue, people, places, and sub/cultures associated with a chosen issue and organization.