Teaching Guides

About the Writing Guides

These guides are the result of a joint effort of the WAC Clearinghouse, the Writing@CSU project, and the Colorado State University Writing Center. Development of these guides began in 1993, when the original Online Writing Center was developed for campus use at Colorado State University. Several guides were developed in Asymmetrix Multimedia Toolbook and then migrated to the Web in 1996. Over the years, additional guides were developed and revised, reflecting the efforts of many writers and writing teachers. We thank them for their generosity. You can learn who developed a particular guide by viewing the citation information at the end of the guide.

In 2012, the guides were moved into a content management system developed for the Writing@CSU site. Members of the staff in the Colorado State University Writing Center were among the group that migrated the guides to the new system. We are particularly grateful to Carrie Lamanna, Patricia Lincoln, Aubrey Johnson, Christina Shane, Jennifer Lawson, Karen Buntinas, and Ellen Palmquist for their efforts in migrating, editing, and updating the guides.

In 2018, these guides were made available on the WAC Clearinghouse as part of its redesign and expansion.

Our teaching guides are designed for writing teachers and for teachers of other subjects who want to use writing and speaking activities in their classrooms. To view our guides, click on the links below.

Planning & Conducting Classes:

Working with Writing Assignments:

Teaching Specific Writing Skills:

Course Guides:

Additional Guides: