Useful links

Other Teaching Tools

  • Diane Hacker's Research and Documentation Online: This site offers excellent guidelines for finding and documenting sources in the Humanities, Social Sciences, Sciences, and History. It includes tips for evaluating sources, a list of style manuals, and a glossary of research terms. 

Position Statements

  • Writing Program Administrators: Outcomes Statement for First-Year Composition (adopted in 2000): "This statement describes the common knowledge, skills, and attitudes sought by first-year composition programs in American postsecondary education. To some extent, [it seeks] to regularize what can be expected to be taught in first-year composition; to this end the document is not merely a compilation or summary of what currently takes place. Rather, it articulates what composition teachers nationwide have learned from practice, research, and theory."