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Writing Guide: Teaching Resources

The MSUB Writing Guide provides supplemental resources for all writing programs at Montana State University Billings.


In our schools, our students tell us they don't want to write. They need not bother to tell us; we can feel their apathy as they crank out stories that are barely adequate; we can hear their question, 'How long does it have to be?' We forget that we, too, would yawn and roll our eyes if we were asked to write about our summer vacation or our favorite food. We do not consider how we would feel if the only response to our hard-earned stories were red-penned 'Run-ons.’ 

Lucy McCormick Calkins, The Art of Teaching Writing

Resources on Campus

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Purdue OWL Writing Instructors "Resources": “These OWL resources will help instructors develop curricula for teaching a wide range of writing.”


CSU The Writing Studio Teaching with Writing: guides, activities, handouts, open textbooks, etc.


UNC The Writing Center Tips on Teaching Writing: “These pieces may help you think and talk about writing with your students in more effective ways.”


Conference on College Composition & Communication: The CCCC, “since 1949.   .   .has been the world's largest professional organization for researching and teaching composition, from writing to new media.”


H-Rhetor: “a network for scholars and teachers of the history of rhetoric, writing, and communication.”


The Bedford Bibliography for Teachers of Writing, Seventh Edition: “updated to reflect current research and expanding specializations in composition and rhetoric--such as digital writing and visual rhetoric and business and technical communication --and includes an annotated list of over 860 articles, periodicals, and online resources.”


The WAC Clearinghouse: “in partnership with the International Network of Writing Across the Curriculum Programs, publishes open-access journals, books, and other resources for teachers who use writing in their courses.”


CompPile (1939-Current)“an inventory of publications in writing studies, including post-secondary composition, rhetoric, technical writing, ESL, and discourse analysis.”


Association of Writers and Writing Programs“provides community, opportunities, ideas, news, and advocacy for writers and teachers of writing.” Materials for Teachers: “online resources to teachers to help them bring poetry to the classroom.”


Poetry Foundation Educatorsarticles for teachers and other resources.


National Writing Project“improving writing and learning in the nation’s schools.”


Elk River Writing Project: “site for K-16 teacher professional development opportunities based at Montana State University Billings.”


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