Written assignments are usually very useful to develop in-depth reasoning and argumentative skills. Nonetheless, teachers should provide learners with guidance as to how to organize ideas, as well as to develop, elaborate and argue points of view.
Teachers should ensure that the written assignment guidelines are sufficiently clear and detailed, i.e. include descriptions of the learning goals, the task structure, participants, etc. This type of assessment may include: research briefs, written reports, essays, project reports, etc.