In addition to offering one-on-one consultations, the Writing Center is also actively developing resources to support writing across campus. On this page, we feature resources designed to help writers shore up their fundamental composition skills (our Back to Basics series) and resources for writing instructors who are interested in learning more about instructional best practices through an anti-racist lens (our Anti-Racist Classroom series).
Back to Basics
While the Writing Center offers aid to visitors with all aspects of the writing process, we receive many requests for help with grammar only. This series begins with a presentation helping graduate students see matters of grammar, mechanics, and punctuation less as a set of regimented rules to follow and more as a set of conscious choices to consider. Through each presentation, participants will gain confidence in their ability to effectively craft arguments, tell stories, and share perspectives. The following resources also provide tips for identifying and improving weak spots within their own writing. By the end of the series, participants will possess a better understanding of how to communicate their research effectively and efficiently.
Building Better Sentences
Concision and Clarity
The Anti-Racist Classroom
These resources are for instructors (in any discipline) who want to strengthen their teaching of writing by interpreting best practices through an anti-racist framework. The links below will direct you to documents containing sample lesson plans, course design ideas, and background reading on anti-racist pedagogy. At the University of Georgia's Writing Center, we believe that good writing instruction is inclusive and accessible writing instruction, and we are proud to provide support to all members of our writing community.
The resources on this page were developed by Assistant Director Paula Rawlins and writing consultant Emma Catherine Perry between May and December, 2019. Each resource was published on the Writing Center's social media channels as part of a weekly series during the Fall 2019 semester.
Course Design and Preparation
Sample Lessons and Assignments
These three resources form a tripartite series that introduces the basic concepts of translingual writing instruction and offers a sequence of suggested lesson plans and minor assignments. These lessons and writing activities invite students and instructors to reflect on their preconceived notions of acceptable expression and encourage writers to identify and cultivate their own writerly voices.