Resources for Teaching Writing

Teaching students to write effectively, across the many disciplines of the university, is an ongoing challenge for instructors. On these pages we offer some brief discussions and useful links addressing some of the central concerns we hear from our faculty colleagues about teaching writing in their courses. We regard these pages as places to begin what we hope will be ongoing conversations about teaching writing. Instructors may also find useful the resources on our webpage for student writers, including discussions and advice about Common Writing Situations, and videos and handouts about writing concerns from genre, to grammar and style, to effective writing processes.

At the University Writing Center we are always eager to talk with any instructor about strategies for incorporating writing into UofL courses, and we encourage instructors to contact us with questions or concerns. We are still building this page and will be adding more resources. If you have specific ideas or questions you would like addressed, please let us know.

Teaching Students to Write in Your Discipline


Writing with Sources and Avoiding Plagiarism


Designing Effective Writing Assignments


Responding to Student Writing


Teaching About Usage, Grammar, and Style


Helping Students Write Effective Thesis Statements

Teaching APA Citation Effectively (Video)