Below are some resources that have been collected by Tom Pace, director of First-Year Writing at John Carroll. Although the composition program at JCU does not necessarily recommend any particular resource, together these sites provide a wide variety of information and assistance for student writers. Please let us know if any of these sites become inactive or if there are others you would like to add.
Writing and Research at John Carroll University
General Writing Tips
Grammar and Usage Tips
- How to cite sources from the Internet and World Wide Web
- Assembling a works cited page
- Using MLA formatting
- Using APA formatting
- Using Chicago Manual of Style
Online Writing Resources
Listed below are some resources for faculty on teaching and evaluating student writing.
- Designing Effective Writing Assignments
- Responding to Student Writing
- Time Saving Strategies for Responding to Student Writing
- Using Peer Review Feedback in Your Courses
- Recent Studies of Student Error
- Faculty Resources at the JCU Writing Center
Other Faculty Resources
Below are some additional resources that have been collected by Tom Pace, director of First-Year Composition at John Carroll. Although the composition program at JCU does not necessarily recommend any particular resource, together these sites provide a wide variety of information and assistance. Please let us know if any of these sites become inactive or if there are others you would like to add.
There are a few online databases and websites for doing scholarly work in Rhetoric and Composition.
Excellent website with numerous resources for generating syllabi, writing assignments, and other materials for first-year writing classes.
From George Mason University, another good search engine for finding resources to help with writing your syllabus.
Click here for a list of program-approved textbooks for EN 111-112, as well as email links to publisher representatives.
Databases and Other Resources in Rhetoric and Composition
Largest online searchable database of composition sources 1939-1999
The Bedford Bibliography for Teachers of WritingThe field’s standard bibliography. Features over 700 annotated citations of books, articles, journals, histories in the field of rhet-comp.
Cyber Culture and Hypermedia Resources
A large subdivided bibliography of sources about teaching with technology.
Rhet-Comp Bibliographies at Syracuse University
Rebecca Moore Howard’s splendid bibliography of resources in rhetoric and composition studies.
Rhetoric and Composition
Resources, journals, bibliographies, weblogs, and other various links to information concerning studies in rhet-comp.
The Forest of Rhetoric
Site features definitions and resources about the rhetorical figures of speech and the five canons of classical rhetoric.
Journals and Professional Organizations
Rhetoric and Composition studies is a large and growing field. Here’s some of the journals that composition instructors may be interested in reading or submitting articles to. In addition, there are links to several professional organizations composition instructors may wish to join.
The ADE Bulletin
The CEA Forum
College Composition and Communication
Computers and Composition
JAC: A Journal of Composition Theory
Journal of Basic Writing
Journal of Business and Technical Communication
Journal of Second Language Writing
Journal of Teaching Writing
Philosophy and Rhetoric
Research in the Teaching of English
Rhetoric Society Quarterly
Teaching English in the Two Year College
Writing Center Journal
Writing Lab Newsletter