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UMass Amherst

The University of Massachusetts Amherst
Provost's Office
College of Humanities and Fine Arts (CHFA)
Writing @ CHFA
The English Department

Graduate Program in Composition and Rhetoric
The University Writing Program
The University Writing Center
General Education at UMass
University Writing Committee
General Education Council
Office of Academic Planning and Assessment
Ad Hoc Committee on Student Plagiarism (ACOSP)
New Students Orientation
The Common Read blog
Center for Teaching
Office of Information Technology (OIT)
Western Massachusetts Writing Project
Graduate Employee Organization (GEO)
UMass Libraries
Learning Commons
Dean of Students
Housing and Residence Life
Residential Academic Programs (RAP)

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Composition & Rhetoric

American from UT-Tyler
Ars-rhetorica (Centre for Rhetoric & Hermeneutics and the New Testament Rhetoric Project)
Bibliographies for Composition & Rhetoric (Rebecca Moore Howard)
Blogging the Renaissance
center for writing at the University of Minnesota
Coalition of Women Scholars in the History of Rhetoric and Composition
CogWeb: Cognitive Cultural Studies at UCLA (incl. theories of metaphor)
Collaborate! Resources on Collaborative Writing from Stanford
Collaborative Learning Resources from UC-Berkeley
CompFAQs from CompPile
Composition: History and Theory (Ohio University)
Digital Is (National Writing Project)
Digital Writing and Research Lab (UT-Austin)
English Composition 1 (Duke University MOOC)
EServer: Accessible Writing
Feminist Rhetorics Home Page
Figaro (Jay Heinrichs)
First Year Comp (Cathy Prendergast)
The Forest of Rhetoric (Gideon Burton)
Grammar Girl's Quick & Dirty Tips
Johns Hopkins Guide to Literary Theory and Criticism
John S. Knight Institute for Writing in the Disciplines at Cornell University
Keywords of Media Theory (University of Chicago)
<meta>discourses (Bob Craig's communication theory site at U of Colorado)
National Writing Project
Pew Internet & American Life Project
Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL)
Renaissance Rhetoric (Catherine Eskin)                                                 back to top
"Rhetoric" from Wikipedia
Rhetoric Afrika (University of Cape Town)
Rhetoric and Composition on the EServer
Rhetoric Links (Mark Gellis)
Rhetoric Links (Margaret Zulick)
Rhetorica: A Rhetoric Primer (Andrew R. Cline)
Rhetorical & New Media Theory (Ed Lamoureaux)
Rhetorical Review: Electronic Review of Books in the History of Rhetoric
Rhetorical Studies Resources from the University of Iowa
The Rhetorica Network: Analysis of Rhetoric, Propaganda, and Spin in Politics and Journalism
Semiotics for Beginners (Daniel Chandler)
Stanford Study of Writing
Teaching with Technology (from Bedford/St.Martin's)
Traci's Lists of Ten (Traci Gardner)
UConn Writing Center
Voices of Democracy: the U.S. Oratory Project
Writing Across the Curriculum: The WAC Clearinghouse
WIDE (Writing in Digital Environments) Research Center (Michigan State)
Writing Center at UW-Madison

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Professional Statements about the Teaching of Writing

Writing Now (NCTE) (PDF)
Writing in the 21st Century (NCTE) (PDF)
Machine Scoring (NCTE)
Professionals Against Machine Scoring of Student Essays in High-Stakes Assessment (Rich Haswell and Maja Wilson)
Beliefs about the Teaching of Writing (NCTE)
Framework for 21st Century Literacies (NCTE)
Framework for Success in Postsecondary Writing (CWPA, NCTE, NWP)
Outcomes Statement for First-Year Composition (CWPA)
Statements of Principles and Standards for the Postsecondary Teaching of Writing (CCCC)
Writing Assessment: A Position Statement (CCCC)
Position Statement on Teaching, Learning, and Assessing Writing in Digital Environments (CCCC)
Multimodal Literacies (NCTE)
The Concept of a Writing Center (IWCA)
Statement on Second Language Writing and Writers (CCCC)
Guidelines for Gender-Fair Use of Language (NCTE)
Affirming “Students’ Right to their Own Language” (CCCC) (PDF) (1974, with 2003 re-affirmation & 2006 updated bibliography)
Defining and Avoiding Plagiarism: The WPA Statement on Best Practices (CWPA)
Plagiarism: Curricular Materials from the American Historical Association
Plagiarism & Student Cheating from the UW-Madison Libraries
Plagiarism site from Washington State University
Resources on Helping Students Avoid Plagiarism from the UMass Amherst Writing Program
Resources on Teaching Grammar from the UMass Amherst Writing Program
Evaluating Student Writing (David Fleming, from UMass Amherst Junior Year Writing Sourcebook)
Average time-on-course of a writing teacher (Rich Haswell of CompPile)
Class sizes for first-year writing courses (Rich Haswell of CompPile)
Network for Media Action (CWPA)
Learning Outcomes for Writing (AAC&U)

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Classics, Philosophy, & Critical Thinking

Ancient City of Athens from Indiana University
Ancient History Sourcebook from Fordham University
Ancient World Mapping Center at UNC-CH
Cicero home page
Copenhagen Polis Centre
Diotima: Women & Gender in the Ancient World
Greek and Latin Classics Texts from the Library of Congress
Internet Classics Archive from MIT
The Latin Library
Online Medieval and Classical Library at Berkeley
Peitho's Web: Classic Rhetoric and Persuasion
Perseus Project
Plato and His Dialogues (Bernard Suzanne)
Stoa Consortium for Digital Classicists
TLG: Thesaurus Linguae Graecae, corpus of ancient Greek texts from UC-Irvine

Glossary of terms in Philosophy of Science (Malcolm Forster)                                               back to top
Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy
Philosophers Page (Peter King)
Postmodern Thought Links (UC-Denver)
Postcolonial Studies Site (Deepika Bahri)
Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy

Argumentation and Critical Thinking Tutorial (Jay VerLinden)
The Critical Thinking Consortium
Critical Thinking Web Page (San Jose State University)
Critical Thinking resources (Tim van Gelder)
Logical Fallacies (Stephen Downes)
Propoganda Critic (propoganda analysis site)
Real-World Reasoning Course (Peter Suber)

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Key Texts & Authors

Aphthonius' Progymnasmata
Aristotle's Rhetoric: Online Version
Aristotle's Rhetoric: Commentary from the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy by Christof Rapp
Augustine's Confessions: Text and Commentary
Kenneth Burke Society
Cicero home page
George Campbell's The Philosophy of Rhetoric: An Online Study Edition
Demetrius' On Style
The Digital Dante
Gorgias of Leontini
Gorgias' "Encomium of Helen"
Isocrates on Peitho's Web
Isocrates (from Dictionary of World Biography)
Montaigne Studies
Plato and His Dialogues (Bernard Suzanne)
Protagoras (Internet Encyclopedia)
Quintilian's Institutes of Oratory

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Blogs & Home Pages

Moira Amado
Chris Anson
Janet Atwill
Cheryl Ball
Adam Banks
Dennis Baron
John Baugh
Charles Bazerman
Stephen Bernhardt
Samantha Blackmon
David Blakesley
Doug Brent
Bob Broad
Nick Carbone
Davida Charney
Jim Crosswhite
Ellen Cushman
Danielle DeVoss
Brian Donovan
Mike Duncan (Bad Rhetoric)
Michael Eidenmuller
Jenn Fishman
David Fleming                                                                                         back to top
Cheryl Geisler
Michael Gilbert
Maureen Daly Goggin
Richard Graff
Dale Hample
Randy Harris
Richard Haswell  
Gerard Hauser
Debra Hawhee
Byron Hawk
(the RSA Blogora)
Malcolm Heath
Doug Hesse    
D. L. Hitchcock
Rebecca Moore Howard
Steven Krause
John Lucaites
Andrea Lunsford
Paul Kei Matsuda
Carolyn Miller
Richard Miller (see also his New Humanities website & YouTube presentation to RU Board of Governors)
Thomas Miller
Peter Mortensen
Joe Moxley
Rebecca Nowacek
Mike Palmquist
Kevin Porter
Cathy Prendergast                                                                                back to top
Margaret Price
George Pullman
Jenny Edbauer Rice
Jeff Rice
Rebecca Rickly
Trish Roberts-Miller
Alice Robison
Shirley Rose
David R. Russell    
Spencer Schaffner
Stuart Selber
Erin Smith
Geneva Smitherman
Todd Taylor
Mark Turner
Lewis Ulman
Victor Vitanza
Jeffrey Walker
Douglas Walton
Joanna Wolfe
Xiaoye You

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The Bedford Bibliography for Teachers of Writing
The Bedford Bibliography for Teachers of Basic Writing
Bibliographies for composition and rhetoric (Rebecca Moore Howard)
CompPile (Rich Haswell's inventory of publications in comp., rhetoric, ESL, & technical writing, 1939-'99)
Composition and Rhetoric Bibliographic Database (Lee Honeycutt)
Computers and Composition Bibliography
CCCC Bibliography of Composition and Rhetoric, 1984-1999
Enthymeme Bibliography (Carol Poster)

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Journals & Discussion Lists

Across the Disciplines (merger of Academic.Writing & Journal of Language and Learning Across the Disciplines)
American Educational History Journal
American Educational Research Journal
Argumentation and Advocacy
Assessing Writing
boundary 2
CCC Online
CCC Online Archive
Change (CCAS)
College English
Community Literacy Journal
Composition Forum
Composition Studies
Computers and Composition
Computers and Composition Online
Currents in Electronic Literacy
Early Modern Literary Studies
Educational Theory
English Matters (GMU)
Forum: Newsletter for Issues about Part-Time and Contingent Faculty
Harlot: The Arts of Persuasion
Harvard Educational Review Online                                                                        back to top
H-Rhetor Discussion List
History of Education
History of Education Quarterly
Informal Logic
Inventio: Creative Thinking About Learning & Teaching
Issues in Writing     
Journal for the Study of Rhetorical Criticism of the New Testament
Journal of Advanced Composition (JAC) Online

Journal of Basic Writing
Journal of Business and Technical Communication
Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication
Journal of Contemporary Rhetoric
Journal of General Education
Journal of Higher Education
Journal of Second Language Writing
Journal of Teaching Writing
Journal of Writing Research
Kairos (e-journal)           
KB (Kenneth Burke) Journal
Literacy in Composition Studies
Mind, Culture, and Activity
NCTE online communities
Peer Review (AAC&U)
Peitho (CWSHRC)
Philosophy & Rhetoric
Present Tense: A Journal of Rhetoric in Society
Pre/Text (journal, discussion list, and e-journal)                                                          back to top
Quarterly Journal of Speech
Queen: A Journal of Rhetoric and Power
Reflections: A Journal of Writing, Service Learning, and Community Literacy
Research in the Teaching of English

RhetNet (a cyberjournal)
Rhetoric & Public Affairs
Rhetoric Review
Rhetoric Society Quarterly
Stoa Consortium
Teaching English in the Two-Year College
Teaching/Writing: The Journal of Writing Teacher Education
Technical Communication
Technical Communication Quarterly
TESOL Quarterly
Young Scholars in Writing (Penn State Berks)
The WAC Journal
Works and Days
Writing on the Edge
WPA: Writing Program Administration
WPA-L discussion list
The Writing Instructor

Writing Center Journal
Writing Lab Newsletter
Written Communication

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Organizations & Conferences

AAAL (American Association for Applied Linguistics)
AACU (Association of American Colleges and Universities)
AAUP (American Association of University Professors)
ACE (American Council on Education)
ACW (Alliance for Computers and Writing)
ADE (Association of Departments of English)
AERA (American Educational Research Association)
AFA (American Forensic Association)
ARS (Alliance of Rhetoric Societies)
ARST (Association for the Rhetoric of Science and Technology)
ASHR (American Society for the History of Rhetoric)
ATTW (Association of Teachers of Technical Writing)
CASLL (Canadian Association for the Study of Language and Learning)
CBE (Conference on Basic Writing)
CCCC (Conference on College Composition and Communication)
CELA (Center on English Learning and Achievement)
CIRCLE (Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning and Engagement)
CPTSC (Council for Programs in Technical and Scientific Communication)
CWPA (Council of Writing Program Administrators)
CWSHRC (Coalition of Women Scholars in the History of Rhetoric and Composition)
EARLI (European Association for Research on Learning and Instruction) (SIG - Writing)
EATAW (European Association for the Teaching of Academic Writing)
ERIC (Educational Resources Information Center)
EWCA (European Writing Centers Association)
ISHR (International Society for the History of Rhetoric)
ISSA (International Society for the Study of Argumentation)
IWCA (International Writing Centers Association)                                                                                  back to top
MLA (Modern Language Association of America)
NCA (National Communication Association of America)
NCTE (National Council of Teachers of English)
NEA (National Endowment for the Arts)
NEH (National Endowment for the Humanities)
NSSE (National Survey of Student Engagement)
NWP (National Writing Project)
OSSA (Ontario Society for the Study of Argumentation)
RSA (Rhetoric Society of America)
RSE (Rhetoric Society of Europe)
SHARP (Society for the History of Authorship, Reading, and Publishing)
SSCA (Southern States Communication Association)
TESOL (Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages)
Watson Conference on Rhetoric and Composition at Univ. of Louisville
WSRL (Western States Rhetoric and Literacy Conference)

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Academic Programs

Arizona State University Rhetoric, Composition, and Linguistics
Association of Undergraduate Rhetoric and Writing Studies Majors
Bowling Green State University's Rhetoric and Writing Program
Carnegie Mellon University's Rhetoric Program
Consortium of Doctoral Programs in Rhetoric and Composition
Indiana University's Department of Communication and Culture
Indiana University of Pennsylvania's Program in Composition & TESOL
Iowa State University's Program in Rhetoric and Professional Communication
Master's Degree Consortium of Writing Studies Specialists
Miami University's Program in Composition and Rhetoric
Michigan State University's Rhetoric and Writing Graduate Program
Michigan Tech's Rhetoric and Technical Communication
New Mexico State University's Rhetoric and Professional Communication
Ohio State University's Program in Rhetoric, Composition, and Literacy
Penn State University's Rhetoric and Composition
Penn State University's Speech Communication
Purdue's Graduate Program in Rhetoric and Composition
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute's Communication and Rhetoric
Rhetoric Review's 2007 Survey of Doctoral Programs in Rhetoric and Composition
Southern Illinois University's Rhetoric and Composition
Syracuse University's Writing Program
University of Arizona's Rhetoric, Composition, and the Teaching of English
University of California-Berkeley's Rhetoric
University of California Santa Barbara Writing Program                                         back to top
University of Colorado's Department of Communication
University of Colorado's Program for Writing and Rhetoric
University of Illinois' Center for Writing Studies
University of Louisville Doctorate in Rhetoric and Composition
University of Maryland's Language, Rhetoric, and Writing
University of Massachusetts' Program in Composition and Rhetoric
University of Minnesota's Department of English
University of Minnesota's Department of Writing Studies
University of New Hampshire PhD in Composition Studies
University of Oklahoma's Composition, Rhetoric, and Literacy
University of Pittsburgh's Program in Composition, Literacy, and Pedagogy
University of South Carolina's Program in Composition & Rhetoric
University of Tennessee's Program in Rhetoric and Writing
University of Texas-Arlington's English Department
University of Texas-Austin's Department of Rhetoric and Writing
University of Utah Writing Program
University of Wisconsin-Madison Composition and Rhetoric Program (English)
University of Wisconsin-Madison Rhetoric Program (CommArts)

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Textbook Publishers

Bedford/St. Martin's
Cengage Learning
McGraw Hill
Pearson Higher Education
W. W. Norton & Co.

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Archives of E-Texts

Columbia University's ILT (Institute for Learning Technologies) Web
eBooks@Adelaide (Australia)
Fathom: The Source for Online Learning from Columbia University
Greek and Latin Classics Texts from the Library of Congress
Internet Classics Archive from MIT
Online Medieval and Classical Library at Berkeley
Online Public Address Archives (NCA)
Online Texts from the Internet Public Library
Perseus Project
Project Athena
Project Bartleby
Project Gutenberg
Renascence Editions
Sources for Shakespeare's Morals
TLG: Thesaurus Linguae Graecae, corpus of ancient Greek texts from UC-Irvine
Top 100 American Speeches of the 20th Century
UVa's Institute for Advanced Technology in the Humanities
Voice of the Shuttle Humanities Links
WWW Virtual Library
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Help for Writers

Basic Sentence Patterns (Dale Sullivan)
Chicago Manual of Style

Dan Kurland's Critical Reading site
Internet Public Library
Merriam-Webster OnLine
Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL)
Writers' Free Reference
Writing Classic Prose: Online Guide
The Writing Studio at Colorado State University

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British Academy Portal
Chronicle of Higher Education
Encyclopedia Britannica
Library of Congress
Gettysburg PowerPoint Presentation
Guide for the Perplexed: Getting a PhD
NYTimes Cyber Navigator
OED (Oxford English Dictionary) Online
THOMAS: U.S. Congress on the Internet
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