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Writing Skills Development

All classes, regardless of discipline, should have some element of writing involved.  In order to be successful in their adult lives and careers, students need to have a better understanding of writing skills including punctuation, grammar and essay development.  The sites below will provide ideas of how writing skills can be broadened in all your courses.

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Encouraging Student Writing

Stephen K. Tollefson, University of California - Berkeley

This is a faculty document that provides some guidelines for integrating writing skills exercises into all classes.

The Writing Process

Online Writing Lab, Purdue University

This site has a series of tutorials that cover a variety of writing topics.

Student Success Guide - Writing Skills

Robert T. Carroll, Sacramento City College

This is a guide for students that will help them improve their writing skills.

Efficient Ways to Improve Student Writing

Learn Center, University of Wisconsin - Whitewater

This site provides strategies, ideas, and recommendations for improving the writing skilss of college students.

The Little Book on Teaching Writing to First-Year Students

The Writing Center, Saint Michael's College

Although designed for instructors of first year students, this guide provides many suggestions and examples for helping students develop their writing skills.