And where, you might ask, did I find all these nifty resources? From the web, of course.
And how long did it take? About 5 minutes.
Also, I have to admit that when I first put those links there in Fall of 2001, there were 10 of them. Since then, seven (7!) of them died, leaving only those you see above. Even some of the companies that were listed have died. Amazing. Although the web has a wealth of information, it is very temporary, no matter how useful.
Other writing assistance:
TO: All TAMU Faculty
FROM: Dr. Valerie Balester, Interim Director, University Writing Center
SUBJECT: University Writing Center to open September 17
I am pleased to announce, as interim director of the Undergraduate University Writing Center (UWC), its opening on Monday, September 17. The UWC, funded by an $8 student fee, is open to all undergraduate students. As interim director, I will report to Dr. Mark Weichold, Associate Provost for Undergraduate Programs and Academic Services.
Undergraduate students may drop by or call 458-1455 to make appointments. Writing consultants will be available to help with any writing problem, from planning or narrowing a topic, to punctuation or documentation. All writing consultants have experience in teaching writing and are committed to helping students become independent writers. The UWC also sponsors an “on-line” writing center, accessible at http://uwc.tamu.edu/.
An important function of the UWC will include supporting faculty who include writing in their courses. In particular, the UWC hopes to be a resource for faculty developing writing intensive (“W”) courses. To that end, a web site for faculty is now in the first stages of development; in addition, plans are underway to offer workshops in conjunction with Evans Library and the center for teaching Excellence.
The UWC stresses students taking responsibility for their own learning. While we hope you will strongly recommend that your students visit us, the UWC policy states that visits are strictly on a voluntary basis.
I’d appreciate it if you’d announce the announce the Center’s hours and phone number to your students:
Undergraduate University Writing Center
Monday-Thursday 10 am – 10 pm
Friday 10 am – 2 pm
For more information: http://uwc.tamu.edu