Teaching R&C: Additional Resources
Web Resources on bCourses Design
Web Resources on Student Writing
Working with Multilingual Writers
Books on Student Reading, Writing, and Thinking
Guiding Student Research Papers
On-Campus Support for Student Writers
Course Readings and Copyright
Grant Opportunities for GSIs Teaching R&C Courses
Digital Learning Services, UC Berkeley. Course Design Tools. Step-by-step instructions for importing and modifying DLS’ Core Template in bCourses.
Online Resources for R&C Instructors. Originally created in 2020 to assist R&C instructors in designing their courses for remote instruction, this bCourses site contains helpful resources for in-person instruction as well.
Center for Teaching and Learning, UC Berkeley. Teaching Resources: Reading & Composition. Web portal to a wide array of resources for R&C instructors.
Center for Teaching and Learning, UC Berkeley. Encouraging Student Writing.
College Writing Programs, UC Berkeley. Click upper-right “Resources” tab for separate lists of on-campus and off-campus resources.
Purdue University Online Writing Lab (OWL). Materials for students and instructors.
Writing Across the Humanities, UC Berkeley. Guidance and resources for students taking — and instructors teaching — courses focused on reading, writing, and research in the humanities.
The Writing Center at the University of North Carolina. Materials for students and instructors. See faculty resources and handouts.
Center for Teaching and Learning, UC Berkeley. Resources for Non-Native English Speakers.
Ferris, Dana R. (2003). Response to Student Writing: Implications for Second Language Students. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.
Leki, Ilona (1992). “Responding to ESL Writing.” Chap. 10 in Understanding ESL Writers: A Guide for Teachers. Portsmouth, N.H.: Boynton/Cook Publishers. See GSI Teaching & Resource Center’s printed Teaching Guide for Graduate Student Instructors, 155–60.
Silva, Tony J. and Paul Kei Matsuda (2001). Landmark Essays on ESL Writing. Mahwah, NJ: Hermagoras Press.
UC Berkeley College Writing Programs Multilingual Student Writing Consultant for R&C Instructors. Available to discuss specific issues in working with multilingual student writers.
Bean, John C. (2011). Engaging Ideas: The Professor’s Guide to Integrating Writing, Critical Thinking, and Active Learning in the Classroom, 2nd ed. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass. Available at the GSI Teaching & Resource Center.
Bogel, Fredric and Katherine Gottschalk, eds. (1988). Teaching Prose: A Guide for Writing Instructors. New York: Norton.
Crews, Frederick (1992). The Random House Handbook, 6th ed. New York: Random House.
Davis, Barbara Gross (2009). “Helping Students Write Better in All Courses.” Chap. 34 in Tools for Teaching, 2nd ed. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass. Hard copy available at the GSI Teaching & Resource Center.
Gottschalk, Katherine and Keith Hjortshoj (2004). The Elements of Teaching Writing: A Resource for Instructors in All Disciplines. New York: Bedford/St. Martins. Available at the GSI Teaching & Resource Center.
Hedengren, Beth Finch (2004). A TA’s Guide to Teaching Writing in All Disciplines. New York: Bedford/St. Martins. Available at the GSI Teaching & Resource Center.
Walvoord, Barbara E. Fassler (1986). Helping Students Write Well: A Guide for Teachers in All Disciplines. New York: Modern Language Association of America.
Booth, Wayne C., Gregory G. Columb, and Joseph M. Williams (2008). The Craft of Research, 3rd ed. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.
Harvey, Gordon (2008). Writing with Sources: A Guide for Students. Indianapolis: Hackett Publishing Company, Inc.
UC Berkeley Library. Guides and Tutorials. Short videos on conducting library and Internet research.
UC Berkeley Library. Instruction Sessions in the Library for R&C Courses (instruction request form).
UC Berkeley Library. Guide to Creating Effective Research Assignments.
University of Toronto, Reading and Researching.
Student Learning Center Writing Program. Tutoring available for R&C students on drop-in and appointment bases; also a variety of workshops for undergraduate students about developing their academic writing.
The Art of Writing Departmental Tutoring Program. Upper-level majors provide one-on-on writing help to students taking R&C in Comparative Literature, English, Film and Media, and Rhetoric.
Academic Support in the Residence Halls: Tutoring. Writing tutors available for students in the residence halls on a drop-in basis; drop-in hours posted at website.
Athletic Study Center. Individual and group tutoring for student athletes.
Association of Research Libraries. Know Your Copy Rights: What You Can Do.
UC Berkeley Library. Copyright: Classroom Uses.
UC Berkeley Library. Copyright: Use in bCourses. Options for using bCourses and other course websites to provide free or low-cost access to readings for your students.
Program administered by the GSI Teaching & Resource Center:
Course Improvement Grants for GSI-Led Sections. Provide modest funds for projects that will enhance student learning and increase a GSI’s teaching effectiveness.
Programs administered by the English Department, but open to GSIs teaching R&C in any department:
Daniel E. Koshland, Jr. Course Development Grant. Provides funds to cover specific expenses incurred by graduate student instructors to develop new features for their Reading and Composition classes.
Daniel E. Koshland, Jr. Professional Self-Development Grant. Provides funds to cover specific expenses incurred by graduate students in the course of self-development as teachers of writing.