For Your Syllabus
The Writing Center, located on the upper level of the library (HL 213B), is a free resource for student writers. The center is staffed by undergraduate Writing Fellows who have been recommended by Carthage faculty and trained to work with other students on their writing. They can work with you at all stages of the writing process, including understanding the assignment, brainstorming ideas, drafting, revising, and proofreading. This semester they are offering live virtual and written feedback consultations. For more information and to schedule an appointment, visit carthage.edu/writing-center.
Links and Resources
- This is for you (the Writing Center ‘zine): written by Writing Fellows to provide information about how the Writing Center supports student writing development at all stages.
- Purdue Online Writing Lab: The Purdue Online Writing Lab offers printable handouts on hundreds of common writing issues. Look here for clear explanations to give your students, information on documentation, and practice exercises. An extremely helpful site!
- Grammarly: Online grammar and proofreading support. Carthage provides the @edu/premium version for all faculty and staff. More information can be found on this Grammarly Guide. If you would like your students to use the paid version of Grammarly, please send a list of their emails to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Teaching students with learning disabilities: Recommended by the Office of Accessibility Services, this site offers strategies for recognizing and working with learning-disabled students.
- Schedule a Writing Center Class Visit: Invite Writing Fellows to speak to your class about how the Writing Center can help them and how they can book an appointment
- Carthage Writing Across the Curriculum: Learn how writing instruction is distributed across the Carthage curriculum.
Readings about Writing
- Citation Obsession - Get Over It!: Kurt Schick, Director of First-Year Writing at James Madison University (Virginia), argues for a focus on the development of ideas and integration of sources over citation perfection and surface mechanics
- 10 Ways to Tackle Linguistic Bias in Your Classrooms Catherine Savini, Director of the Reading and Writing Center and Writing Across the Curriculum Program at Westfield State University (Massachusetts) shares ideas for developing inclusive writing practices
Skills Intensive Program
If you have a student in your class who demonstrates need for on-going writing support or support understanding plagiarism you can submit a recommendation for the Writing Center’s Skills Intensive Program via the Student Outreach System (SOS). Identify “Grades” as one of the concerns and provide a narrative of the writing issues you have observed.