Integrated Performance Assessment: First Year Russian

Students are asked to write a blog post about their university life for a Russian-language blog that aims to provide intercultural information on various aspects of Russian and American societies. The blog features first-hand accounts by Americans and Russians on such topics as family life, university life, work culture, child-rearing practices, etc. Education is, naturally, an interesting topic for many people.

To complete this task, studentst will first read a post from the same blog written by a Russian student (who has spent some time at an American college) so that they have something to respond to (interpretive task). Then they will compare their academic life with the life of another student to be able to write a more objective blog post (interpersonal communication task). Then they will write their own post (presentational writing)