Do you need a diagnostic exam to identify students' writing problems at the beginning of the term? Do you need a checklist to facilitate peer review, to help students evaluate their own writing, to refer students to the Writing Center,
or to streamline your marking process?
Or would you like to give students tips on
writing summaries, proofreading better, or
avoiding sexist language? If so, click
on the menu above to print handouts on these AND OTHER topics.
If you have a handout that you're willing to share with the WAC faculty, send it to Dr. Redd in the Department of English or e-mail it to
Links to Online Handouts
Are you looking for a handout explaining the uses of the passive vs. the active voice? What about an explanation of a vs. the for international students? Or maybe just a quick review of subject-verb agreement? Many writing centers across the country offer handouts that you are allowed to print and duplicate for your classes. Check out some of these sites!
- Purdue University's Online Writing Lab
(OWL) is one of the most comprehensive
sources of handouts on grammar and writing
- http://www.rpi.edu/dept/llc/writecenter/web/handouts.html - Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute provides handouts for numerous technical writing tasks.
- http://writing.richmond.edu/writersweb/ - The University of Richmond offers easy-to-print handouts covering practically every topic in the standard composition handbook.
- http://webster.commnet.edu/HP/pages/darling/grammar.htm - Darling's Grammar is arguably the most popular grammar site, equipped with explanations and interactive quizzes covering a wide range of grammar and vocabulary topics.
is the University of Wisconsin Writing
Center Homepage. The site is very clean,
neat, and well organized. Check out the
handout on 12 common writing errors.
handouts at the University of North
Carolina’s writing center are organized
into four categories: “Writing the
Paper,” “Grammar and Mechanics,”
“Specific Writing Assignments,” and
“Writing for Specific Fields.” The
handouts are fantastic. Check out
“Statistics” and “Sociology” for great
information that can be used for writing
links at the University of Colorado
Writing Center will lead you to many
University of Kansas Writing Center has
lots of resources, and you can ask the
“Grammar Guru” questions!
Writing Center at Rensselaer Polytechnic
Institute has lots of resources for
engineering majors. Under “writing
processes,” click on “defining terms”
for 10 different kinds of definitions.
Writing Center at the Massachusetts
Institute of Technology has great
handouts on introductions and
handouts page at the Purdue University
writing center has many helpful handouts
including information about APA and MLA
University of Delaware’s Writing Center
site is easy to use and has simply
written, clear handouts about writing
Web site for the Writing Program at
Dartmouth University contains a section
with online writing resources. The site
is visually clean and well organized.
Try the link, “Students’ Advice for
University of Texas Writing Center site
offers many handouts about various
writing issues. The link “Flow and
Transitions” is particularly helpful.
Web site offers excellent information
that will help with writing lab reports,
conducting experiments, and learning