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
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.
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
Writing Across the Curriculum
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
Computers and Composition
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.
Practice Tests and Games
The Writing Center Practice Tests and Games sections have been disabled due to a software
incompatibility issue with the new university web system. For your convenience, we
have provided PDF versions of the Practice Tests that may be used at your leisure.
We welcome you to use Practice Test content to create your own games and quizzes in
your course Canvas section. For assistance with Canvas, contact the Innovation Center located in LI 213.
Adverbs and Misplaced Modifiers
Basic Essay Organization
Capitalization and Apostrophes
Fragments, Comma Splices, and Run-ons
Introductory and Non-Essential Elements
Parts of Speech
Punctuation and Mechanics