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Writing Resources: Teaching Writing

The WAC (Writing Across the Curriculum) Clearinghouse: A wealth of articles and tipsheets for faculty about the teaching of writing, from how to organize peer review to how to sequence writing

Writing Rubric: A fairly extensive rubric used in a 2009 cross-institutional writing assessment of which Wittenberg was a part. Feel free to use or adapt this document in any way that might be useful in your classes. (For questions on the rubric, write Rick Incorvati.)

Peer Response: A short but thoughtful essay from Richard Straub geared towards students and helping them understand what makes for productive feedback.

Books on Writing from Utah State University Press: A wonderful collection of open-access digital editions of some of the best titles in teaching writing--books on conferencing with writers, on teaching genre, on teaching underprepared students, on using rubrics. A treasure trove of helpful material.

Grading Contracts: For anyone interested in utilizing grading contracts (popular in first-year writing courses), here is a national Google folder filled with readings and templates. A valuable resources with all kinds of good ideas.

Writing Gudelines for Engineering and Science Students: A page from Penn State with suggestions (and exercises) for those engaged in "common writing and speaking assignments in engineering and science."

The Manifesto on Written Feedback: Created by the Writing Center at Columbus State University (in Georgia), this video offers students' thoughts on what makes for good comments on student papers.

Beyond the Red Ink: Another video, produced by Nancy Sommers, from Harvard's Writing Program; it offers student comments about teacher comments.

Inventing the University: A foundational essay from David Bartholomae that explains the difficult work that students undertake as they attempt to write for college classes.

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