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Resource Guide for Teaching Writing Intensive Courses

The purpose of this guide is to point you to some resources that may assist you in developing and teaching Writing Intensive courses. This guide includes general resources on writing pedagogy as well as resources appropriate for specific disciplines.

Writing and Research Resources

Below are links to resources from college or university writing centers that contain well-organized information directed at helping students navigate through the writing and research process.

  • Purdue University Online Writing (OWL) Guide: Produced and maintained by the Purdue University Writing Lab and the Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL), this guide includes resource on both the research process and writing for a variety of purposes and for different disciplines.This site also contains information aimed at writing instructors. Listed separately on the Citation Guides page of this guide, this site also contains information about the principles and techniques of citing.
  • The Writing Center at the University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill: A set of "handouts" for students that covers multiple aspects of the writing and research process, including grammar, developing thesis statements, the use of statistics, evaluating sources, writing for different audiences and in different disciplines, citations, and much more.
  • Harvard Guide to Using Sources: Targeted directly at undergraduates, this guide leads students through the process writing research papers, including the reasons behind the need to use sources, how to locate them, evaluate them and integrate them into a coherent paper. Citation and plagiarism are included as part of the process.
  • Amherst College Online Resources for Writers: A step-by-step guide to the writing process from preparation to revision. Discusses thesis statements, structure, logic, rhetorical strategies and citation, in addition to explaining the techniques of writing for different purposes.


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