Faculty Toolbox


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Resources for Teaching Writing

The WaLC's staff, tutors, and web resources are here to help you provide additional resources for your students to become effective communicators.

Our plagiarism page includes our popular resource, “Avoiding Plagiarism," which explains the types of plagiarism and how to avoid them.  This page also offers some tips for teaching research and our extensive Plagiarism Self Test which concludes with a completion certificate that your students can print, sign, and submit to you as proof that they understand the rules for ethical documentation.

Our resources on sentence-level errors are also quite useful, particularly for students who make consistent types of grammatical errors. Please remember that the WaLC's tutoring sessions are NOT proofreading sessions; while we do assist students with patterns of error and help them learn the rules, we will not "red pen" a paper or provide copyediting services.

Please do not send an entire class for writing tutoring on the same assignment.  Doing so overloads our appointment book and may cause students to be resistant to our advice.  Of course you should always encourage students to come to us, and we will accommodate as many of your students as possible.  But if you are concerned that your entire class is struggling with your writing assignments, contact the WaLC at  We can visit your class, and/or help you identify specific students who need individual attention from our tutors.  If you would like your entire class to have consistent writing tutoring, consider applying to our Writing Fellows program, which places dedicated tutors exclusively with one course for an entire semester.

Distance faculty:  If you are teaching an online class, find out how can benefit all your students.

For additional faculty resources and support, please visit the Coulter Faculty Commons.


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