Here is what we hope will be an evolving list of links that will connect you to useful resources for teaching writing. If you come across a link that you think is worth adding, please contact Karen Gocsik, Executive Director of the Writing and Rhetoric Program.
OTHER TEACHING TOOLS
- Diane Hacker's Research and Documentation Online: This site offers excellent guidelines for finding and documenting sources in the Humanities, Social Sciences, Sciences, and History. It includes tips for evaluating sources, a list of style manuals, and a glossary of research terms.
- Writing Program Administrators: Outcomes Statement for First-Year Composition (adopted in 2000): "This statement describes the common knowledge, skills, and attitudes sought by first-year composition programs in American postsecondary education. To some extent, [it seeks] to regularize what can be expected to be taught in first-year composition; to this end the document is not merely a compilation or summary of what currently takes place. Rather, it articulates what composition teachers nationwide have learned from practice, research, and theory."
- National Council of Teachers of English: Beliefs About the Teaching of Writing: This document, produced by the Writing Study Group of the NCTE Executive Committee, November 2004, offers several principles that should guide effective teaching practice. From this page you can also access many resolutions on topics ranging from Class Size and Workload, to Computers in Education, to Media Literacy. Many resolutions address primary and secondary education, but several are devoted specifically to teaching writing in first-year composition courses. An earlier (1985) NCTE document, Teaching Composition: A Position Statement, can be found here.