Writing Center

Resources for Faculty

Books and Articles We Find Useful

Links to Other Writing Centers and Writing Resources

Writing Tutors’ Notebook of Articles on Writing

Boise State University Writing Center, “Achieving coherence in writing,” http:www.idbsu.edu/wcenter

Lil Brannon and C.H. Knoblauch, “On Students’ Rights to Their Own Texts: A Model of Teacher Response,” from College Composition and Communication

Thomas Carnicelli,” “The Writing Conference: A One-to-One Conversation,” Timothy Donovan and Ben McClelland, ed., NCTE, 1980

Gadrie Edmunds, “Moving Beyond Correctness: Helping Good Writers Get Better,” Word Works 93, Boise State University Writing Center (see above)

Peter Elbow, “Some Thoughts About Responding to Student Writing” handout at 1993 faculty workshop

Peter Elbow, “Ranking, Evaluating, and Liking: Sorting out Three Forms of Judgment” from College English, Vol. 55, No. 2.

Muriel Harris, “Cultural Conflicts in the Writing Center: Expectations and Assumptions of ESL Students,” from The St. Martin’s Sourcebook for Writing Tutors

Paul Heliker,” “Writing Process and the Writing of Essays,” from Issues in Writing 6:1 (1993-4)

Richard Lanham, Chapter 1, “Where’s the Action?” from Revising Prose, Fourth Edition, Longman Publishers

Patricia Nelson Limerick, “Dancing with Professors: The Trouble with Academic Prose,” The New York Times Book Review, 1994.

James Moffett, “Learning to Write by Writing,” from Teaching the Universe of Discourse

Stephen M. North, “Training Tutors to Talk about Writing,” College Composition and Communication 33 (1982)

“Foreign Students in the Writing Lab: Some Ethical and Practical Considerations,” from Writing Lab Newsletter

Writing Tutors’ Books on Writing

Frederick Bogel and Katherine Gottschalk, Teaching Prose: A Guide for Writing Instructors, W.W. Norton

Peter Elbow, Writing With Power, Oxford U.P.

Linda Fowler, Problem-Solving Strategies for Writing, Fourth Edition, Carnegie Mellon

Katherine Gottschalk and Keith Hjortshoj, The Elements of Teaching Writing: A Resource for Instructors in All Disciplines, Bedford/St. Martin’s

Anne Lamott, Bird By Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life, Anchor Books

Richard Lanham, Revising Prose, Fourth Edition, Longman Publishers

Richard Lederer, Anguished English, Laure Leaf

Patricia O’Conner, Woe Is I: The Grammarphobe’s Guide to Better English in Plain English

Ben Rafoth, ed. A Tutor’s Guide: Helping Writers One to One, Boynton/Cook Heinemann

Other Resources in the Writing Center

Booth, Colomb, and Williams, The Craft of Research, Chicago

Robert Hartwell Fiske, The Dictionary of Concise Writing: 10,000 Alternatives to Wordy Phrases, Marion St. Press

Donald Hall, Writing Well, Little, Brown

Gordon Harvey, Writing with Sources, Hackett Publishing

Reinking, Hart, and Hart, Improving College Writing: A Book of Exercises, St. Martin’s

Susan Snively, Helping Students Write Better: A Guidebook for Writing Tutors

Strunk and White, The Elements of Style, Pearson Higher Education

Barbara Fassler Walvoord, Helping Students Write Well: A Guide for Teachers in All Disciplines, MLA