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Resources & Handouts

Writing Resources & Handouts
  Writing the Paper Citation, Style, & Sentence Concerns Specific Writing Assignments & Context Additional Resources
The Guilford Writing Manual by Jeff Jeske MLA Source Documentation How to Fix Bad Business Writing (YouTube link) Grade Descriptions
Writer’s Block MLA Formatting and Style Guide   Links to Online Writing Labs
  APA Formatting and Style Guide   Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary & Thesaurus
  Chicago Manual of Style   The Free Dictionary
  Plagiarism & The Honor Code   ipl2: Internet Public Library and Librarians’ Internet Index
  Grammar Bytes! website    
  Apostrophes & Possessives    
  Comma Splices & Fused Sentences    
  Commas, Dashes & Parentheses    
  Coordination & Subordination    
  Dangling Modifiers    
  Sentence Fragments    
  Subject/Verb Agreement    

Study Skills Resources
  General Study Skills Organization & Planning Test Taking & Anxiety Additional Resources
Understanding Assignments Time Management Writing Anxiety from The Writing Center at UNC Approaches to Foreign Languages
General Study Tips   Studying for Exams  
Purdue University Global: Time Management Tips for Busy College Students Planning & Time Management Tools    
Reading to Write (UNC Writing Center) Blank Weekly Academic Schedule    
Procrastination SPRING 2019 Semester-at-a-Glance Calendar    


Resources for Faculty
  "Writing Across the Curriculum" "Writing in the Disciplines" Linguistically Diverse Students Additional Resources
The WAC Clearinghouse at Colorado State Across the Disciplines: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Language, Learning, and Academic Writing Teaching Multilingual Students (UNC Writing Center) RhetNet, A Dialogic Publishing (Ad)Venture
The WAC Journal Teaching a Writing-Intensive Course (University of Pittsburgh) Tips for Writing Coaches (UNC Writing Center) National Writing Project
Writing Across the Curriculum @ Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL) WID Studio (George Washington University) "Just Check My Grammar" (UNC Writing Center) Universal Design for Learning in Higher Education: A Guide
Teaching Writing Across the Curriculum, 3rd ed. by Art Young (digital book) “What Is Writing in the Disciplines?” (WAC Clearinghouse)   Faculty Resources for Writing (University of Houston)
Integrating Writing into Courses by UW Writes (University of Washington)     The Writing Lab Newsletter (complete archives and links to writing conferences)
Excellent Compilation of WAC Articles (compiled by Indiana University-Bloomington)     “Why We Teach Writing in the First Place” by Toby Fulwiler
      “Creating the Institution-Specific Writing Guide” by Jeff Jeske
      “Academic Literacy in a Wired World: Redefining Genres for College Writing Courses” by Alice L. Trupe
Handouts Written Communication Value Rubric