#1: Make it a Group Project
#2: Don’t Read Their Papers
#3: Introduce Variety into your Classroom
#4: Allow Publication
#5: Advise Students to Use Online Tools
- Guide to Grammar and Writing- Grammar is one of the most difficult aspects of writing for many students to master. This guide helps break grammar rules down so they’re easy to understand and follow.
- AskPetersen – Ask Petersen is a website for ESL students, but any student can benefit from the information. The creator, Julie Petersen, discusses topics like study skills, how to focus on an assignment, and how to structure an essay.
- PlagTracker – PlagTracker checks your students’ work for plagiarism across the Internet. If it finds any duplicated content, the website can eliminate and rewrite it.
- EssayMama- Essay Mama offers a blog with infographics and other resources for students. The site also features writing contests where students can practice their skills and maybe earn a prize.
- ReadWriteThink- Read Write Think features “student interactives,” like “organizing and summarizing,” “inquiry and analysis,” and “writing poetry.”
- EssayPunch- Essay Punch guides students through each step of the essay writing process, from researching and organizing to writing and editing.
- TeenInk- Teen Ink is a writing website created for teens and by teens. The site contains sample essays and invites students to submit their own work for publication and review.