Writing Resources

Faculty Resources

Schedule an Appointment with MCLA's Writing Across the Curriculum (WAC) Specialist

Contact Amber Engelson, MCLA's WAC specialist, to schedule an individual faculty consultation concerning any aspect of writing and pedagogy, from writing or revising essay prompts, to sequencing writing assignments, to assessment. To schedule an individual consultation, please email her at a.engelson@mcla.edu.

Attend Campus-Wide WAC Workshops

Stay tuned for information on a series of workshops to be held in the Writing Studio this semester on ways to effectively incorporate writing into content-based curriculum. Possible workshops might address sequencing writing assignments, writing effective essay prompts, and giving effective writing feedback. If you'd like to request a specific workshop, please email Amber Engelson at a.engelson@mcla.edu.

Join the Writing Across the Curriculum Canvas Page

Join the Writing Across the Curriculum Canvas page, where you can find teaching materials on everything from effective source use, to writing literature reviews and analytical essays, to activities you can assign to help your students edit their papers. To be added to the page, please email Amber Engelson at a.engelson@mcla.edu with your A number.

Student-Centered Resources

Include a Writing Studio Blurb in your Syllabus

For writing feedback and support, please visit MCLA’s Writing Studio in Murdock 120. There you will find trained Writing Associates who can help you at any stage of the writing process: from understanding assignments and brainstorming ideas to planning, revising and polishing final drafts. For information such as this semester’s hours of operation and how to make an appointment, please visit the Writing Studio website at mcla.edu/writingstudio.

Invite a Writing Associate to Visit your Class

Have a friendly Writing Associate visit your class for a 15-minute presentation on the services the Writing Studio offers. To schedule a class visit, please email Amber Engelson at a.engelson@mcla.edu.

Hand Out Promotional Materials

If you'd like informational bookmarks, brochures and other such items to give to your students, please contact Amber Engelson at a.engelson@mcla.edu.