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Online Writing Lab

Teaching Writing

Writing is an important part of many college classes in a variety of curriculum areas. Unfortunately, instructors are often disappointed by the quality of the essays that students write. This often occurs because many college students have not been versed in the art of writing. While all students pursuing a degree are required to complete the College Composition class (ENG 121), it is possible that many of the students in a particular college class have not yet completed this writing class. 

Here are some tips that instructors from any content area can use to help lead to better essays from students:

Remember that the more class time you spend discussing the essay, the better the results tend to be. The same is true when it comes to providing students with a variety of resources for the essay.