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Teacher and Tutor Resources

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Writing Instructors

These OWL resources will help instructors develop curricula for teaching a wide range of writing. This area includes resources on teaching writing across the curriculum and teaching writing in the disciplines, as well as an index of slide presentations on teaching writing. This area also includes a link to the OWL Exercises.

Writing Letters of Recommendation

These OWL resources were designed for high school teachers and guidance conselors. They discuss how to write effective letters of recommendation for students who are applying to colleges and universities. They also discuss how to navigate the new Common Application, which is accepted at over 500 colleges and universities across the United States. 

Writing Tutors

These OWL resources will help writing consultants develop strategies for tutoring a wide range of writing. This area includes resources on how to run a writing conference and how to tutor students in job search documents and creative writing. This area also includes an index of slide presentations on teaching writing and a link to the OWL Exercises.

Teaching Resources

These OWL resources will help instructors use multi-media tools to teach writing. This area includes links to the OWL Podcasts, the OWL Writing Exercises, and the index pages for OWL slide presentations and workshops on writing.

Preventing Plagiarism

These OWL resources contain lesson plans and activities to help teachers instruct students on how to understand and avoid plagiarism. Activities in the "Contextualizing Plagiarism" section ask students to discuss and write about plagiarism, copyright, collaboration, authorship, and plagiarism policies.  Activities in the "Avoiding Plagiarism" section ask students to differentiate among summarizing, paraphrasing, and quoting and use MLA and APA in-text citations appropriately. The resources with titles that include "Handout" provide handouts that are free to print for your students by using the print option in your web browser. The "Handout" resources correspond with the resource listed above it.

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