Writing Resources: Teaching Writing

ChatGPT Resources for Educators (and Students): a collection of resources related to AI-generated writing. 

Prompt: A Journal of Academic Writing Assignments is a biannual, refereed online journal that publishes academic writing assignments accompanied by reflective essays. We publish assignments directed at both undergraduate and graduate students from all academic disciplines. Prompt is an open-access journal, with all articles freely available to all readers.

Bad Ideas about Writing: Bad Ideas About Writing counters major myths about writing instruction. Inspired by the provocative science- and social-science-focused book This Idea Must Die and written for a general audience, the collection offers opinionated, research-based statements intended to spark debate and to offer a better way of teaching writing. Contributors, as scholars of rhetoric and composition, provide a snapshot of and antidotes to major myths in writing instruction. This collection is published in whole by the Digital Publishing Institute at WVU Libraries and in part by Inside Higher Ed.

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 Spaces Writing Spaces is an open textbook project for college-level writing studies courses. Each volume in the Writing Spaces: Readings on Writing series contains peer-reviewed collections of essays about writing—all composed by teachers for students—with each book available for download for free under a Creative Commons license.

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.

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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