Question: Do students understand what is expected of them in writing assignments?
Answer: Good question. Unfortunately the article raises more questions than it answers—according to its author.
Comment: However, I include it in this blog because it is a good question and my readers might want to explore with their students what is expected in completing the assignment. RayS.
Title: “Models of Competence: Responses to a Scenario Writing Assignment.” M Scharton. Research in the Teaching of English (May 1989), 163-180.