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Teaching Resources

Looking for a good resource on MLA citation?  Or maybe you'd like some new handouts on various writing strategies?  Check out these links for ideas!

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General Writing Strategies

Bedford/St. Martin's Exercise Central: includes a wide variety of free exercises and tutorials

The OWL (On-Line Writing Lab) at Purdue University

The Tutorama: a series of writing tutorials developed by the Rutgers University Writing Program to help students work with the texts in the New Humanities Reader.  However, the tutorials are adaptable to any writing classroom using any reader. 

LEO: Literacy Education Online, St. Cloud State University 

Bedford/St. Martin's Exercise Central 3.0:  a free collection of online writing exercises for developmental, college-level, and ESL writers.  Anyone may browse the exercises, but instructors and students must sign up for a free account in order to use the exercises.


Critical Reading

The Fundamentals of Critical Reading and Effective Writing


Information Literacy

NEW Build Their Skills:  Assignments and Assessment to Encourage Information Literacy (.docx).  This handout was created the the librarians at the RVCC Library.

Evaluating Information Found on the Internet, Johns Hopkins University


Citation and Bibliographies

Research and Documentation Online, Diana Hacker and Barbara Fister:  includes guides to MLA, APA, Chicago, and CSE

How to Prepare an Annotated Bibliography, Cornell University



Rutgers Writing Program Plagiarism Quiz:  scroll down to the section titled "Subtleties" for a quick quiz on plagiarism that you can give your students--very handy for sparking class discussion!

Examples of Plagiarism, Princeton University:  examples of plagiarism that isn't verbatim--good for discussing why paraphrases require citation.



Bedford/St.Martin's Exercise Central:  Click on their "Tutorials" tab for grammar and punctuation exercises

Hypergrammar:  an extensive grammar guide from the Writing Centre at the University of Ottawa


Grading Rubrics

RubiStar:  interactive templates to help you develop your own rubrics




Updated 1/18/13 by SA

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