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Basic instructions for writing an essay

What plagiarism is--the different types. Examples of sources used incorrectly and then used correctly.

Guide for spotting and removing second person from academic writing. Provides the reasons to avoid "you" in academic... see more

Writing with a Purpose: A stand-alone instructional resource (StAIR) to help students to increase their understanding of... see more

Using color coding, this site analyzes King's famous letter according to the writer's emphasis on pathos, ethos, logos or... see more

The Michigan Education through Learning Objects (MELO) project is a cross-disciplinary collaborative effort that has... see more

This is a short video featuring students actually doing peer review as feedback in a creative writing course.  The... see more

This is a series of 135 podcasts, each of which discusses using the English language. 'Grammar Girl provides short,... see more

"In Media Res is dedicated to experimenting with collaborative, multi-modal forms of online scholarship. Our goal is to... see more

Innovative, humorous grammar and academic writing videos and exercises, using a grammar detective to solve mysteries.

Presentation with 8 strategies for successful introduction paragraphs for college essays.

Video lecture defining a literacy narrative

I have always approached creative and personal writing not as “natural talents” that students either have or don’t have,... see more

This is a stand alone instructional resource (STAIR) that I created to provide my students with basic comma usage review... see more

A basic introduction with example for the Toulmin argument model

This StAIR (stand-alone instructional resource) was created to give secondary students a brief lesson in plagiarism,... see more

This is a class assignment. Students will research background information on The Call of the Wild, a book by Jack London.... see more

This video is meant to provide writing teachers with a detailed overview of the Excelsior College OWL, an open-source,... see more

This unit received one of the three grand prizes for the 2014 SoftChalk Lesson Challenge. According to the author, 'When... see more