Resources

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You will find the following 10 resources helpful in learning more about helping your students succeed as writers and how to implement WAC successfully in your classes. You will also discover soundly developed policies that address writing as a mode of learning.

  • University Writing Center: NIU's University Writing Center in Founders Memorial Library (room 260), is everyone's best friend in helping undergraduates, graduate students, and even faculty develop drafts into quality writing. Call today at 753-6636 or email gjacky@niu.edu.
  • Anne Raimes' ESL Tips: A website that provides useful information about how to work with student writers whose native language is not English. Also provides links to other ESL sites.
  • Purdue OWL: Find handouts for your students, up-to-date citation styles, research advice, and more. A good resource to link to your syllabus.
  • WAC Clearinghouse: The go-to site for answers to questions about WAC, teaching activities, writing guides for students, and journal articles written by cross-curricular faculty who have successfully implemented WAC in their courses.
  • National Writing Project: Resource and networking site for faculty involved with educator-licensure students, providing guidelines, ideas, and tips on writing instruction that can easily be adapted for college-level courses.
  • WPA Outcomes Statement: Document that provides clear student learning outcomes not only for writing instructors in composition but faculty who want to design writing courses in their own disciplines.
  • Writing Assessment in Colleges and Universities: A policy statement from the National Council of Writing Program Administrators that enumerates the most compelling principles and guidelines for effective writing assessment.
  • How Writing Contributes to Learning: Association of American Colleges and Universities article from Peer Review, based on a national study of the most effective writing practices and their application in Writing Intensive classes.
  • Framework for Success in Postsecondary Writing: Short document that outlines key habits of mind that support college readiness, as well as explanations of how faculty can foster these habits through writing, reading, and critical analysis.
  • Defining and Avoiding Plagiarism: Council of Writing Program Administrators' statement of action steps faculty can take to help students understand it and prevent it from happening.

Contact Us

Bradley Peters
Director of Writing Across the Curriculum
bpeters@niu.edu