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Teacher Resources

The following is a list of teaching writing, writing across the curriculum (WAC), rhetoric and composition, and computers and composition resources.

Teaching Writing

  • Designing Writing Assignments
    This site, created by the Colorado State University Writing Center, provides helpful information on developing effective writing assignments and models for instructor use.
  • Composition Center
    Dartmouth College's Composition Center gives general information about teaching writing and specific ideas for writing in various disciplines.
  • Web English Teacher
    This site offers ideas for teaching writingand specific lesson plans. Information is divided by types of assignments.
  • Purdue OWL Handouts & Presentations
    Purdue's OWL gives instructors access to PowerPoint presentations and handouts on well over a hundred writing principles.
  • Evaluating Writing Assignments
    This site, created by Colorado State University, provides ideas, rubrics, and rational for evaluating student writing.
  • The Bedford Bibliography for Teachers of Writing
    This is the sixth, and latest online version of The Bedford Bibliography for Teachers of Writing, a valuable resource for educators committed to teaching and researching writing.
  • College Composition and Communication
    An electronic version of the College Composition and Communication, an essential component of the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) can be found at this site.

Writing Across the Curriculum (WAC)

  • WAC Clearinghouse
    The WAC Clearinghouse offers history, research, and extensive resources in WAC.
  • WAC at NIU
    Northern Illinois University's WAC homepage contains an archive of materials, including WAC history and resources.
    This site offers information about Communication Across the Curriculum (CXC) work at Utah Valley State College.

Rhetoric and Composition

  • Resources for Rhetoric and Composition
    This site contains an extensive list of professional organizations, journals, and resources for rhetoric and composition.
  • Journals in Rhetoric and Composition
    This site, hosted by George Mason University, provides links to over 40 journals dealing with rhetoric and composition
  • Silva Rhetoricae: The Forrest of Rhetoric
    This site, created by Dr. Gideon Burton at Brigham Young University, provides an overview of classical rhetoric and definitions for rhetorical terms.

Computers and Composition

  • Kairos
    Kairos is a journal for teachers of writing in online environments and addresses issues surrounding learning and teaching using computer technology.
  • Computers and Composition Online
    This site is an online companion to the Computers and Composition Journal and provides research and resources for teachers who integrate writing and technology.
  • The Online Writing Center Consortium
    The Online Writing Center Consortium (OWCC) offers links to online writing labs (OWLs), such as the one you are currently using.

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