Writing Center Resources

Posted: December 10, 2013 in Writing Center

Writing Center Websites

Professional Articles: https://writinglabnewsletter.org/

Professional Articles: http://projects.uwc.utexas.edu/index.php/praxis

Landmark Articles: http://writingcenterjournal.org/

  • Authors: Kenneth Bruffee, Muriel Harris, Stephen North, John Trimbur

The Peer Writing Tutor Alumni Research Project: http://www.writing.wisc.edu/pwtarp/

Writing Consultant Online Resources

OWL Resources: https://owl.english.purdue.edu/

OWL Resources: http://writingcenter.unc.edu/handouts/

OWL Resources: http://www.hamilton.edu/writing/writing-resources/writing-center-handouts

Chomp Chomp Youtube Videos: http://www.youtube.com/user/GrammarBytes/videos

Chomp Chomp Grammar website: http://www.chompchomp.com/menu.htm

DePaul Writing Center Tutoring Scenarios

Pedagogy Websites

Vygotsky: http://www.simplypsychology.org/Zone-of-Proximal-Development.html

Learning Styles: http://www4.ncsu.edu/unity/lockers/users/f/felder/public/ILSdir/styles.htm

Learning Disabilities: http://www.ncld.org/types-learning-disabilities/what-is-ld/what-are-learning-disabilities

ELL: http://bankstreet.edu/literacy-guide/english-language-learners/strategies-working-english-language-learners/strategies-tutors-attitude/

Writing Center Textbooks

The Longman Guide to Peer Tutoring

The Bedford Guide for Writing Tutors

Practicing Peer Review

The Longman Guide to Writing Center Theory and Practice

  • Jeff Brook’s “Minimalist Tutoring: Making the student do all the work”
  • Thomas Newkirk’s “The First Five Minutes: Setting the agenda in a writing conference”
  • Judith Kilborn’s “Cultural Diversity in the Writing Center: Defining ourselves and our challenges”
  • Julie Neff’s “Learning Disabilities in the Writing Center”

Writing Resources



Teaching with Hacker Handbooks:

Topics, strategies, and lesson plans

Marcy Carbajal Van Horn

Eats, Shoots, and Leaves:

The zero tolerance approach to punctuation

Lynne Truss

They say; I say: The moves that matter in academic writing

2nd ed.

Gerald Graff &

Cathy Birkenstein

Woe is I

The grammarphobe’s guide to better English in Plain English

Patricia T. O’Conner

On Writing Well: The classic guide to writing nonfiction

25th ed.

William Zinsser

The Everyday Writer

Andrea Lunsford

Made to Stick: Why some ideas survive and other die

Chip Heath & Dan Heath


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