Authentic Writing Prompt Generator
These randomly generated writing scenarios include several elements of authentic assignments and can help you imagine more authentic prompts.
Format #1 (Problem Based)
You work for an ORGANIZATION as a POSITION TITLE. Recently there has been a problem with AN EXIGENCE*. You have been asked to write a GENRE to help solve the problem. After analyzing the needs of your intended readers, including AUDIENCE, you begin drafting your document.
You work for as . Recently, there has been a problem with . You have been asked to write to help solve the problem. After analyzing the needs of your intended readers, including , you begin drafting your document.
Format #2 (Subject or Purpose Based)
Drawing on your expertise as a PERSONA, write a GENRE about a SUBJECT. Your document should ACHIEVE A PURPOSE and be adapted for relevant audiences, including AUDIENCE.
Drawing on your expertise as , write about . Your document should and be adapted for relevant audiences, including .
*An exigence is "an imperfection marked by urgency; it is a defect, an obstacle, something waiting to be done, a thing which is other than it should be" (Bitzer 1968).
©2012 Bryan Kopp, Ph.D.