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A Message From the Coordinator

The Purdue OWL is committed to supporting students and instructors of writing courses during this difficult time.  For this reason, we’ve directed our staff to assemble resources that can be used in writing courses that have recently had to shift to digital instruction. We will add these to our Remote Teaching Resources section as they are produced. My sincerest thanks to our hard-working developers, without whom we would not be able to do this.

Please don’t hesitate to contact me via my contact page if you’re aware of any external resources that you think would help remote teachers.

All the best,

Spotlight Resource

May 4, 2020: We’ve added even more resources to our new Remote Teaching Resources section. If you’re struggling to coordinate peer review activities in your online classroom, you might check out our Remote Peer Review Strategies page, which includes an awesome sample assignment prompt. If you’re looking for more general information about shifting offline assignments to the digital realm, see our new Adapting Projects to Online Classrooms page. Major thanks to the talented Rachel Atherton for both of these pages. Even more to come in the near future!

Past spotlight resources can be found here.

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