Teaching Resources

We are here to support faculty in the teaching of writing all across campus. In addition to our in-class services that faculty can request--such as workshops--and our regular tutoring services that all students can use, we've also compiled resources here that you can use any time. The first section below provides resources that we've created at the Writing Center; the second section links to projects and presentations that SJSU faculty completed through the Writing Across the Curriculum (WAC) program. 

Writing Center Instructional Resources

We provide dozens of free handouts for download with information on topics such as style, grammar, organization, the parts of an essay, DEI concerns (as related to writing), commonly used citation styles (e.g., APA, MLA, Chicago), and specific writing genres/projects (e.g., resumes, abstracts, literature reviews, research papers, personal statements, annotated bibliographies). These handouts are all created by Writing Center tutors and faculty.

In recent years, we have also started developing video tutorials, and on our YouTube channel, you can find these tutorials along with other informational videos about the Writing Center. We also have a blog, "The Write Attitude," which offers tips and practical information about the writing process. You can tell your students about these online resources, post them on Canvas as additional resources, or use them directly as part of your instruction. 

Writing Across the Curriculum (WAC) Projects

The research projects and informational presentations that we've linked to below were completed by faculty from various disciplines through SJSU's Writing Across the Curriculum (WAC) program. These research projects and informational presentations can provide valuable information about the teaching of writing to help inform your instructional techniques. 

Project: Guide to Help Undergraduate Students Analyze, Synthesize, and Write about Scientific Literature [pptx]
Authors: Dr. Jennifer Hartle and Catherine Doyle
Department: Public Health and Recreation, College of Health and Human Sciences