In addition to assisting students, the Writing and Reading Center can also help instructors to integrate and facilitate writing in the classroom.
Writing and reading Center Presentations
The most effective method for encouraging students to utilize the Writing and Reading Center is to bring them to the Center for a brief presentation of the services offered. This is often most useful during the first few weeks of class or before a major project. If you are unable to do so, a Writing and Reading Center Reader can come to your classroom to talk with your students. To schedule a presentation, contact Megan Ward at (231) 995-1186 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Writing and reading Center Materials
- Writing and Reading Center Flyer with Hours and Contact Information (PDF) »
- Writing and Reading Center Commercial »
- Writing and Reading Center Informational Video »
- Writing and Reading Center Informational PowerPoint »
The Writing and Reading Center also has bookmarks and mini-flyers available and we'd be happy to send you some. Please contact us if you are interested.
Teaching Writing Resources
Integrating writing into the classroom can sometimes be a challenging task. At any point and time you can contact Megan Ward with questions you may have pertaining to creating writing assignments, teaching writing, or grading writing. In addition, there are several resources available online. The majority of these resources come from Purdue University's Online Writing Lab (OWL), which is an excellent reference for both instructors and students alike. The links below open in new browser windows:
- Talking About Writing »
- The Rhetorical Situation »
- Peer Review Presentation »
- Teaching and Assessing Grammar »
- Invention and Prewriting Presentation »
- Teaching Detailed and Science Writing »
Any one of our readers and our coordinator would be more than happy to give you feedback on potential assignments. It can be especially helpful to get a student's viewpoint before it is assigned. We can offer more guidance during a specific project, give you writing instruction direction, or help to problem solve if you find a writing concern becoming apparent. If you have questions or comments at any time, please contact Megan Ward, the Writing and Reading Center Coordinator, at 995-1186 or email@example.com.