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USING COMPUTERS TO TEACH

WRITING ACROSS THE CURRICULUM

BY LORETTA KASPER


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.



LITERACY SKILLS

  1. The CUNY WriteSite

    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.

  2. The Hypertext Webster Gateway at UCSD

    The Hypertext Webster Gateway at UCSD is an online dictionary and thesaurus that students may access when writing.

  3. Funbrain.com Spelling.

    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.

  4. English Structure for Academic Purposes

    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.

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GENERAL INFORMATION
This section contains links to informational resources in academic disciplines commonly studied in high school and college.

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WRITING PROJECTS IN THE DISCIPLINES

This section links to a web page of assignments for the academic disciplines listed above.

Writing Projects for Business, Psychology, Computer Science, and Biology

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SEARCH ENGINES

AltaVista:
AltaVista is an example of a Coordinated Directory and Search Engine.
Coordinated means that the directory and search engine tools operate interactively.

Yahoo:
Yahoo is an example of a Non-coordinated Directory and Search Engine.
Non-coordinated means that the directory and search engine tools operate independently.

C4:
C4 is an example of a MultiSearch Engine.
C4 accesses a number of different search databases and searches them simultaneously.

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© 1999--Loretta Kasper
All Rights Reserved

This page was posted to the Web on October 13, 1999