What is

Quick Write

Quick write is an active learning exercise where students are given five minutes to respond to a question posed by the instructor. This activity is used to determine if students have completed their homework and allows students to draw upon their pre-existing knowledge of the topic. The quick write can be graded or can serve as an attendance check.

Quick write refers to a comprehension check where students respond to an idea from a course text. The idea is to write as quickly as possible for five minutes, capturing any thoughts that come to mind. Instructors may follow up by sharing quick writes with the class for further discussion.