Resources

UNH Online Writing Lab (OWL) - Online writing assistance available to students who cannot come to the Writing Center.

UNH Dimond LibraryResearch guides and links to sites providing citation formats and examples. In addition, ability to ask a librarian for information in online chat, and make an appointment with a subject librarian

University of North Carolina Chapel Hill Writing Center Handouts - A comprehensive collection of helpful handouts and video lessons, also has an ESL Resource page.

University of Michigan (Sweetland Center for Writing) Undergraduate Writing Guides - Task-based help on many writing scenarios, such as, "How Do I Incorporate Quotes?"  Plus links to more resources.

Duke University Libraries Citation Guides for Research Writing - Guides (with downloadable versions) for citing in APA, Chicago, MLA, Turabian, and CSE styles.

Excelsior College Online Writing Lab - A collection of helpful guides, presentations, and modules. 

Purdue Online Writing Lab - A wealth of information on all aspects of writing. Choose a topic from the list in the navigation bar to the left or use the Site Map.

University of Illinois Writer Resources - Guides and handouts under the categories of writing process, academic writing, long-term writing, and job search and application writing.

Northwestern University Writing Place Handouts - Guides and handouts on topics ranging from planning and organizing your writing, to writing in various disciplines,  to citation practice,  and more.

Writing Commons -  Online handbook with resources on information literacy, research methods and methodologies, the writing process, collaboration, various genres of writing, new media, and style.

Graduate Student Resources - 

  • A link to the SAGE publishers resource page with a collection of books pertaining to many stages of the graduate writing experience (from dissertation proposals to defense, data collection, research design, etc.).
  • A link to the WAC Clearinghouse text on "Re-Imagining Doctoral Writing

  • Center for Academic Resources (CFAR) - CFAR provides study training, drop-in tutoring, and study groups for selected courses (often math, science, and business courses). CFAR also offers individual academic mentoring for eligible students. 
  • Center for Excellence and Innovation in Teaching and Learning (CEITL)- Offers a rich collection of resources, information, and expertise to support the university's mission of enhancing student learning through the continual improvement of teaching.
  • Career and Professional Success (CaPS) - The CaPS helps students identify interests, skills, and values that lead to a major and a post-UNH experience. They assist students with writing resumes and cover letters, finding jobs or internships, and applying to graduate school. 
  • Student Accessibility Services (SAS) - Accessibility Services assists students with documented disabilities (physical, medical, LD or ADD/ADHD, psychological, or chronic illness) by providing appropriate accommodations and support within the university environment.
  • English as a Second Language (ESL) Institute -  The ESL Institute is designed for students who want to develop their English language skills and learn more about American culture. ESL courses are offered at UNH during the summer and the academic year. 
  • The Waysmeet Center - Home to the Cornucopia Food Pantry, a living community, and a gathering place for UNH students, faculty, staff and community members.
  • CWC Campus Resources Handout - The handout contains a list of additional campus resources not listed on the website. 

Video and PowerPoint Resources

Handouts for oral presentations

Some useful Web Resources

  • American Rhetoric, a huge database of speeches (many with video), both from the "real world" and from the movies. 

 

And remember that the Connors Writing Center will conference with you about your URC or GRC presentations. Click HERE to schedule an appointment.

An Introduction to the Connors Writing Center -- A brief, introductory video about the writing center and our services. 

UNH Writing Assistants Talk About Writing -- A collection of reflections on and tips about writing in college from UNH writing assistants. 

 

The Peer Response Presentation

The two videos below are recordings of the skits we use during peer response presentations. Between each skit, we engage the class in a discussion about the effectiveness of each response session. We've also included the two handouts we bring to classes for the peer response presentation: first, a copy of the essay from the videos so that the class can follow along; second, a handout of tips for approaching peer response sessions.

Peer Review Demonstration ("good" vs. "bad")

The Draft Discussed in the Videos

Suggestions for Peer Response, front

Suggestions for Peer Response, back

Online Writing Instruction Resources

Faculty Resource Compilations

Teaching Tools and Guides

Rubrics and Feedback

Collaborative/Group Writing

Mechanics & Correctness (Preview Carefully and Incorporate Selectively)

COVID-19 and Writing Center Appointments

In addition to in-person conferences, the Connors Writing Center will be offering virtual appointments online, available to any UNH student who is not part of the COVID testing program or for commuters who can't make it to campus. These online sessions are sychronous (real-time) appointments designed to help students have one-on-one conversations about their writing at any stage of the process. Schedule an appointment any time during the semester. 

Please view the video tutorial on how to join and conduct virtual conferences online.

Accountability Sessions: The UNH Connors Writing Center hosts online weekly accountability sessions for any student writer interested in goal setting. Each week, students can join a Zoom session to check in with their weekly goals and see how other students are working through their writing process. Sessions for Fall 2021 will be held Fridays at 10am. For more information on these sessions please contact writing.center@unh.edu. 

 

For information on how to sign up for our continuing Graduate Student Services, please view our information packet. 

The Online Writing Lab (OWL) will continue to accept submissions for asynchronous written feedback. The OWL submission form can be accessed here: https://www.unh.edu/writing/owl-submission-form