Effective Writing Center at University of Maryland University College

Posted on Friday, August 08, 2008

The Effective Writing Center (EWC) at University of Maryland University College (UMUC) is specially designed for UMUC students and faculty members, but all ESL students who need help with writing in English can use its resources, which have been prepared by qualified instructors, for free.

Features:

• Tips and video tutorials showing how to manage a writing assignment, how to develop well-structured paragraphs and essays, and how to use correct grammar and mechanics in writing

• Downloadable PDF versions of all tips

• Online guide to writing and research, with 8 chapters on essential topics: college writing, the writing process, thinking strategies and writing patterns, the research process, academic integrity and documentation, using library resources, assessing your writing, other frequently assigned papers

• Tutorial on how to avoid plagiarism (in HTML and Macromedia Flash versions)

• Resources for teaching writing, including guides to improving students' writing and developing effective lesson plans

Site URL: http://www.umuc.edu/ewc/index.shtml

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