prompt = 'writing assignment for students'

Amy West medievalist at W-STS.COM
Wed May 7 11:39:38 UTC 2014

On 5/7/14, 12:07 AM, Automatic digest processor wrote:
> Date:    Tue, 6 May 2014 18:32:07 -0400
> From:    Jonathan Lighter<wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM>
> Subject: prompt = 'writing assignment for students'
> Today:
> =E2=80=9CWe are aware of the controversy surrounding the distribution of an=
>   eighth
> grade Writing Prompt during the third quarter of the academic year,=E2=80=
> =9D notes
> a press release issued Monday by Rialto Unified School District interim
> Superintendent Mohammed Islam. =E2=80=9CThe intent of the writing prompt wa=
> s to
> exercise the use of critical thinking skills. There was no offensive intent
> in the crafting of this assignment. We regret that the prompt was
> misinterpreted.=E2=80=9D
> JL
Was this a homework assignment or an in-class assignment? I've
seen/heard "prompt" usu. in the context of an in-class assignment,
specifically in an exam context.

---Amy West

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