Dartmouth College Writing Program: This extensive website of hand-outs for students and guidelines for faculty is really impressive. Here are just a few of the highlights:
- For Faculty:
Teaching Argument In our courses our primary aim is to teach students how to write argumentative essays.
Teaching Grammar and Style Some effective methods for teaching grammar and style.
Responding to Student Texts
- For Students:
What is an Academic Paper? Defines college academic writing against high school and non-academic writing.
Revision: Cultivating a Critical Eye General guidelines and specific questions for revising.
Attending to Style Guidelines for clarifying and streamlining prose.
Bedford/StMartins' Teaching Writing Resources Bedford/St. Martin is actually one of the smaller publishers, but since a main focus for the company is composition, they support the field well. This free portal has a lot of useful information. Some highiglights:
- On Plagiarism
- Teaching Peer Review Using Technology
- Updated List of Lunsford's Top 20 Errors
- Diana Hacker's Grammar Exercises These should be used selectively for individual students, by need.
- Between the Drafts Nancy Sommer's online teaching blog that posts a montly reflection on teaching writing.
Evaluating Web Sites Guidance from Northwest Missouri State University
David Bartholomae's "The Tidy House: Basic Writing in the American Curriculum" A particularly useful and intriguing article for teachers of first year writing and the role of "basic writing" in the college curriculum. Linked from the Penn State University website.