Free Books Anyone?

The national WAC Clearinghouse provides access to 38 books that are available for free viewing and download.  To see what they have available, check out the books page on the WAC Clearinghouse site.

Below you will find links and bibliographic information for various types of resources related to teaching writing, writing across the curriculum, and writing in the disciplines.  Please contact Melody Pickle.

National Commission on Writing:  To obtain copies of useful reports related how writing plays a significant role in education and the workforce, visit the National Commission on Writing website.  In addition to downloadable PDFs, you may also order printed versions of the Commission’s reports (Writing: A Ticket to Work… Or a Ticket Out, The Neglected “R”: The Need for a Writing Revolution, Writing: A Powerful Message from State Government, or Writing and School Reform) by emailing a request to

The WAC Clearinghouse:  This is a great resource if you are looking to learn more about WAC.  It is hosted by Colorado State University’s Composition program and includes teaching tips, links to conferences, publications and more.

National Writing Project:  The NWP is a professional development network for teachers of writing in all disciplines with the goal of improving “student achievement by improving the teaching of writing and improving learning in the nation’s schools.”

National Association for Developmental Education: Resources for helping “learners at all levels of preparedness realize their full academic potential.”

National Council of Teachers of English:  The NCTE is devoted to improving the teaching and learning of English and the language arts at all levels of education. This mission statement was adopted in 1990:  “The Council promotes the development of literacy, the use of language to construct personal and public worlds and to achieve full participation in society, through the learning and teaching of English and the related arts and sciences of language.”

Kairos Journal:  “Kairos is a refereed open-access online journal exploring the intersections of rhetoric, technology, and pedagogy. The journal reaches a wide audience—currently 45,000 readers per month” … “Since its first issue in January of 1996, the mission of Kairos has been to publish scholarship that examines digital and multimodal composing practices, promoting work that enacts its scholarly argument through rhetorical and innovative uses of new media. Now in its 12th year of continuous publication, Kairos is one of the leading peer-reviewed journals in English Studies”

CompPile:  An inventory of publications in post-secondary composition, rhetoric, technical writing, ESL, and discourse studies.

International Writing Centers Association:  The International Writing Centers Association, a National Council of Teachers of English affiliate founded in 1983, fosters the development of writing center directors, tutors, and staff by sponsoring meetings, publications, and other professional activities; by encouraging scholarship connected to writing center-related fields; and by providing an international forum for writing center concerns.

Computers and Writing:  Computers and writing clearninghouse.

Association of Teachers of Technical Writing:  The Association of Teachers of Technical Writing was formed in 1973 to encourage dialogue among teachers of technical communication and to develop technical communication as an academic discipline. ATTW today has approximately 1,000 members and includes both graduate and undergraduate students of technical communication as well as professional technical communicators in business and industry.

Society of Technical Communication:  STC advances the theory and practice of technical communication across all user abilities and media so that both businesses and customers benefit from safe, appropriate, and effective use of products, information, and services.

CCCC:  “Since 1949, the Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC) has been the world’s largest professional organization for researching and teaching composition, from writing to new media.”

Council of Writing Program Administrators:  This is a national association for those who are interested in developing writing programs.


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