Faculty Resources

Classroom Resources

Know a student interested in pursuing a career in writing education and/or support?

The EWC, in partnership with the Writing Program, offers the perfect tutor training course, WRTG 387: Theories and Methods of Teaching Writing. For more information, e-mail writingcenter@umuc.edu or call 301-985-7000, ext. 2890 or 1-800-888-UMUC (8682), ext. 2890.

Helping Your Students Improve Their Writing

Use the information on these pages when developing lesson plans or giving out assignments to help your students write more effectively.

Designing Effective Writing Assignments

An effective writing assignment can advance important course objectives. It clarifies what you expect of students, encourages students to learn actively, and may even help them to self-assess both their learning and their written work.

Writing Advice Samples

The EWC advises in four areas: assignment, organization, development and research, grammar and mechanics. Please take a look at our bank of sample advice:

Additional Resources