Resources

The Center for Excellence in Writing encourages faculty to integrate writing into their curriculum in order to help students synthesize and transfer knowledge and get involved in the discourse of the discipline.  We are happy to meet with individual faculty members to talk about any concern you might have with the use of writing in your course.  In addition to our faculty workshops, the following resources might be of help.  

Writing in the Disciplines Research

From the Council of Writing Program Administrators, a comprehensive set of materials for faculty and students researching the teaching of Rhetoric and Composition. (CompPile)

Instructional Support

Instructional support from UB libraries to assist in readying students for research projects. 

Tips for Integrating Writing

Practical guides on responding to student writing and designing assignments that incorporate writing from the Harvard Writing Project.

A nice set of downloadable PDF guides from the University of North Carolina at Richmond  to support faculty in the creation of informal writing-to-learn activities and formal writing projects.   

UNC Chapel hill has a useful set of handouts for teachers incorporating writing into their curriculum: 

Click here for support for teachers seeking to integrate more writing into their curriculum from Colorado State's WAC clearinghouse. 

Resources for Teaching International & ESL/ELL Students

The following ELL language guides developed by Shea Menge, former CEW consultant, provide assistance for ELL tutors and educators to understand and respond appropriately to cultural and language-based differences in developing English writing skills. These guides cover the six most common non-English first languages found in the CEW.

Writing Across Borders: Three Videos from Oregon State University

Writing Across Borders is a 3-year documentary project funded by Oregon State University's Center for Writing and Learning and its Writing Intensive Curriculum Program. The documentary's purpose is to help faculty, writing assistants, and other professionals work more productively with international students in writing environments.

Writing Across Borders:  Part 1

Writing Across Borders:  Part 2

Writing Across Borders:  Part 3

Scientific Writing Resources