WAC Links

Stephen BernhardtWelcome to the WAC Clearinghouse Links. These links pages point to useful, current online resources for designing, developing, and maintaining healthy writing initiatives in schools and colleges. The pages began with a listing of a few of the best links avaialable and the list has grown over time as members of the WAC community have recommened new links. I hope you will help us continue to develop this list of valuable resources.

To view links, click on the folders to the left. To add a new link or suggest a new category or subcategory, please contact Stephen Bernhardt, Links Editor, at sab@udel.edu.

An Introduction to Writing Across the Curriculum  Featured
A Colorado State U introduction for faculty intended to encourage good practice across the curriculum. Compiled by Kate Kiefer, a member of the faculty at CSU. Copyright 2000.
Defining and Avoiding Plagiarism: The Council of Writing Program Administrators Statement on Best Practices
http://wpacouncil.org/aws/CWPA/pt/sd/news_article/272555/_PA ...
Available as a PDF (Adobe Acrobat) file, "this statement responds to the growing educational concerns about plagiarism in four ways: by defining plagiarism; by suggesting some of the causes of plagiarism; by proposing a set of responsibilities (for students, teachers, and administrators) to address the problem of plagiarism; and by recommending a set of practices for teaching and learning that can significantly reduce the likelihood of plagiarism. The statement is intended to provide helpful suggestions and clarifications so that instructors, administrators, and students can work together more effectively in support of excellence in teaching and learning."
Legal Writing Institute Resources
The Legal Writing Institute is a nonprofit corporation founded in 1984 by the University of Puget Sound School of Law – now Seattle University School of Law. The Institute’s purpose is to exchange ideas about legal writing and to provide a forum for research and scholarship about legal writing and legal analysis. The Institute is currently housed at Mercer University School of Law in Macon, Georgia. The Institute promotes new activities through a newsletter, published twice a year; a scholarly journal, published about once a year; and a national conference that has been held every other year since 1984. The Institute has over 1,300 members representing all the ABA-accredited law schools in the United States. The Institute also has members from other countries, as well as from English departments, independent research-and-consulting organizations, and the practicing bar. Anyone who is interested in legal writing or the teaching of legal writing may join the Institute
Pace University: Guide to Writing and Technology across the Curriculum
A guide developed during an NEH-funded Writing and Technology Assistants Program, which trained a core of students to assist professors who wished to use computers to integrate technology and writing into their courses. Began 1998. Linda Anstendig and Eugene Richie, Co-PIs
Tip Sheets for Faculty Development Workshops
These tipsheets are meant for those who conduct faculty development workshops or who just want to share good advice with faculty across the campus. We gathered the best advice from multiple sources and created topical tipsheets that are ready to print and use. The tipsheets are Word files, so they can be customized for local use. We ask that if you use the tipsheets, that you keep the footer with the icons for the WAC Clearinghouse and the University of Delaware Writing Center. If you would like to contribute a tipsheet of your own, email Steve Bernhardt at sab@udel.edu. The following tipsheets are available: Building Written and Oral Communication into Your Classroom, Responding to Student Writing, Peer Review, Grading Rubrics, Managing the Paper Load, Alternative Paper Assignments, How to Manage Grammar, Preventing Plagiarism, Using Reflective Writing in Service Learning, Service-Learning Assignments: Using Reflective Writing for Science and Engineering Courses, and Helpful Websites. You can also find links to these tip sheets under the Resources/Teaching Exchange area of the WAC Clearinghouse.