WRITING ACROSS THE CURRICULUM
This page contains an annotated list of Web sites that may be used to teach writing across the curriculum (WAC) in the secondary school or college classroom.
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- Here you will find links to sites that focus on building students' LITERACY SKILLS.
These sites contain resources to help students develop spelling, vocabulary, and grammar skills necessary for clear and coherent writing.
- You will also find links to GENERAL INFORMATION that students may use in their writings on topics in mainstream disciplines like Psychology, Computer Science, Biology, and many others.
This section contains links to web sites on the Internet that focus on some academic subject areas that may be studied in high school and college.
- You will find links to suggested WRITING PROJECTS in the disciplines that are appropriate for high school and college students.These projects have been designed to help students practice academic reading, writing, and research skills.
- You can also read EXAMPLES OF STUDENTS' WRITTEN WORK.
- TOOLS FOR ONLINE COMMUNICATION can be very useful in helping students develop strong writing skills.A course e-mail discussion list provides a forum for students to ask questions, make suggestions, and share resources.
A course web page can be used as a "home base" of resources and information for students.
- You will find links to popular and useful SEARCH ENGINES and to THE CUNY LIBRARY SYSTEM.
Teachers and students may use these search engines to locate and access information in the disciplines studied in the course.
- The web page COMPUTERS IN THE CURRICULUMprovides links to Internet resources that you will find useful in your research and teaching.
- Here is a BIBLIOGRAPHY OF RESOURCES that will provide you with additional information on using computers to teach writing across the curriculum.
The CUNY WriteSite is an Online Writing Lab maintained by the City University of New York. This site contains links to information and exercises that may be used to help students build and improve their academic writing skills.
The Purdue Online Writing Lab contains a compendium of resources that can be used to develop students' writing skills. The resources target mechanics, organization, development, and other key areas critical to building writing proficiency.
The Hypertext Webster Gateway at UCSD is an online dictionary and thesaurus that students may access when writing.
Many students have problems spelling words in English and this often makes their writing difficult to understand. Funbrain.com Spelling provides them with spelling practice and immediate feedback on their answers.
This site authored by Ann Salzmann provides students with a variety of resources and exercises that they may use to help them improve academic grammar skills.
This site, developed by Esther Grassian, helps to build students' critical literacy skills by teaching them how to evaluate sources found on the World Wide Web.
I have developed this set of questions for students to use as a guideline in their evaluation of Web resources.
This section contains links to informational resources in some academic disciplines commonly studied in high school and college.
This section contains links to classroom-tested writing projects in the disciplines and to examples of students' written projects.
Here my students can find information on:
- Course requirements and writing assignments
- Resources on disciplines studied
- Resources for building literacy skills
- Internet search engines and CUNY library resources
THE CUNY LIBRARY SYSTEM
CUNY Online Catalogs Main Page --This page describes the CUNY Library services available on the Internet.
CUNY Libraries Web Catalog --This page provides access to DPAC, the catalog for books, only.
CUNY+ Online Catalog --This page provides access to all library databases in the CUNY system, including books, newspapers, magazines, and journals.
The Computer Committee of the English Department at Kingsborough Community College has developed a web page called COMPUTERS IN THE CURRICULUM.
This web page contains links to resources for research and teaching, as well as links to other resources of interest to English faculty.
College Now Workshop
Using Computers to Teach Writing Across the Curriculum
Kingsborough Community College/CUNY
Tuesday, November 2, 1999
© 1999--Loretta Kasper
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Last updated on November 3, 1999