Consultant Training

  • 383 Syllabus: The semester-long class for training all writing consultants at Richmond. The link will take you to our class wiki and student projects

Forms from Writers and Faculty:

Forms for Writing Consultants


Richmond Writing is a blog about all aspects of our writing program. We welcome you as readers and if you would like to write for our blog, contact Joe Essid for more information.

Connecting Writers Across Borders: the Writing Lab Newsletter's blog, focusing on issues of concern to Center directors and tutors working internationally.

Teaching Resources

  • Using Google Drive for Collaborative Class Notes: A slide show with examples by Joe Essid
  • "Writing Around Richmond": Published several times a year, this newsletter discusses highlights of our writing program.
  • "CompPile" Research Bibliography: From the Council of Writing Program Administrators, a comprehensive set of materials for faculty and students researching the teaching of Rhetoric & Composition.
  • The Little Red Schoolhouse: The University of Virginia's widely acclaimed program for writers and faculty, pioneered by Greg Colomb, Frank Kinahan, and Joe Williams at the University of Chicago in the 1980s.
  • UVA's Teaching Tips: The Teaching Resource Center has a compendium of good tips for every aspect of classroom instruction.
  • Richmond's WAC Faculty Binder Online: From working with writing consultants, to Write-to-Learn, to designing formal writing assignments, this resource has pages of information for faculty in many disciplines.
  • Write-to-Learn Activities: A series of good practices for any classroom. These short, easy-to-employ activities encourage critical-thinking skills and improved writing.
  • Training for Tough Tutorials: Our online training tools for ENG 383, featuring digital video.
  • WAC Links: Note that this list of links, by category of users and interests, is not frequently updated. Caveat Lector.
  • The Staff Writing Project is a site that helps Richmond staff members improve their on-the-job and academic writing.