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Other Sources

We include here links to websites at other institutions that we have found to be valuable resources for both students and teachers.  

Purdue University Online Writing Lab (Purdue OWL)

Use this for answers to a variety of writing-related questions, grammar exercises, ESL and subject-specific guidance, research and citation information. The Purdue OWL also offers a comprehensive teacher and tutor resource area, including lesson plans and activities for preventing plagiarism; teaching podcasts, flash movies, and slide presentations; and a list of scholarship and research on writing.

“Incorporating Writing into Your Course” (Carnegie Mellon)

The Enhancing Education website includes a section titled  Employing a Q & A format, answering questions such as “What is the value of students learning to write in your discipline?”; “How can I help students become better writers in the discipline when I’m not a writing teacher?”; “ How can I incorporate writing into my course without being overwhelmed?” ; “How can I effectively and efficiently respond to student writing?”

Writing Across the Curriculum Clearing House

The WAC Clearinghouse, in partnership with the International Network of Writing across the Curriculum Programs, publishes journals, books, and other resources for teachers who use writing in their courses.

24/7 Video Library--A Series of Three Videos

The following link will take you to a 24/7 Video Library produced by Auburn University’s Office of University Writing. These videos discuss the why and how of designing engaging writing assignments.  They include a glossary of terms, assignment examples, and a bibliography of resources.  Take a look: “Designing Engaging Writing Assignments

Field-Specific Writing Resources

We offer here links to a variety of resources to support writing in particular fields. This material guides writers through the content and formats for documents associated with specific purposes and disciplines. These include abstracts, literature reviews, ethnographic statements and analyses, IMRAD reports (introduction, methods, results, and discussion), policy briefs and memos, and case documents. They cover such fields as education, science, technology, art, religion, business, and history.

Workplace Writing (Purdue University)

NASA Report Writing Guidelines

A Design Procedure for Business Documents (Purdue University)

Writing in Specific Fields  (Claremont Graduate University)
The Graduate Writing Center website at Claremont features many discipline-specific resources—business, cultural studies, literature, history, teacher education, music, art, philosophy, and religion.

Formatting Scientific Reports  (University of Wisconsin)

Policy Briefs and White Papers (George Mason)

"Writing about Math" (Inside Higher Ed)
This article from Inside Higher Ed considers the importance of clear writing in the field of mathematics but will be of interest to all.