The Institute for Writing and Rhetoric administrators are available to talk with you about all matters related to your students' writing and speaking skills.
Both Christiane Donahue and Karen Gocsik are available to talk with you about your course design and methods. Please feel free to contact them.
Director, Institute for Writing and Rhetoric
Baker Library, Room 208
Executive Director of the Writing and Rhetoric Program
Baker Library, Room 209
The Institute for Writing and Rhetoric, in collaboration with DCAL and the Library, provides three or four opportunities every term for faculty to gather to talk about writing. Topics have included:
If you are interested in participating in a workshop, or in developing a workshop for your department, please contact Karen Gocsik, Executive Director of the Institute for Writing and Rhetoric.
The Online Writing Materials for Faculty offers advice for writing instruction. Here you will find discussions on how to run a writing workshop, how to use peer groups effectively in the classroom, how to diagnose and respond to student writing, how to address matters of grammar and style, and more. If you have comments about the materials on this site, or if you have an idea that you would like to share, please contact Karen Gocsik, Executive Director of the Institute for Writing and Rhetoric.
RWIT offers trained undergraduate writing assistants to writing-intensive courses in any discipline. The program operates under the premise that guided revision is the most critical process in improving student writing. To find out more about the program and/or to request a writing assistant, click here.
RWIT - the Student Center for Research, Writing and Information Technology - is a collaboration among the Writing Program, the Library, and Academic Computing.RWIT tutors help all students with the composing and research processes, regardless of proficiency, academic concentration, or year of study. Through dialogue, tutors offer students constructive feedback on their papers and help them develop more effective composing strategies. For more information about RWIT, visit the RWIT website.
The Writing Program Online Writing Materials site offers students extensive advice about all aspects of writing in an academic environment. First-year students will find advice about what constitutes academic writing in What is an academic paper? All students will find information ranging from creating a good thesis sentence, to tips for revision, to advice about grammar and style.
We strongly encourage you to visit this site. Faculty who have visited it and read through the material have not only had good words to say about the resource, but have also incorporated the site into their syllabi, some even assigning aspects of the site as required reading for their students.
If you have questions about the Writing Materials for Students web site please contact Karen Gocsik, Executive Director of the Writing and Rhetoric Program.
Last Updated: 3/10/10