Selected Student Projects

The Spiders' Spin on the Web of Technology
Content by Erin Foellmer, Lydia Gies, Larina Orlando, and Brenda Pettit
Web design consultant: Daniel Hocutt
Divided into four sections this site address many issues that involve technology and how it effects (and will effect) society, teaching, and the student. The students at the University of Richmond were surveyed and their opinions on how technology has (and will) effect them are include. This site also offers links to other Web phenomena including student home papers and Webzines (magazines published on the Web).

Writing in Biology
Content by Molly Cage and Jonathan Wakefield
Web design consultant: Daniel Hocutt
Faculty consultants: Krista Fischer-Stenger, Lisa Muehlstein
This is a general guide for writing most basic biology laboratory

English as a Second Language in Writing
Content by Erin Fleming
Web design by Renée Macbeth
Discusses English as a Second Language (ESL), how it effects writing, and how a tutor/writing fellow should approach ESL difficulties.

Computers, Collaboration, and the ESL and LD student
Content and Web design by Christine Abrahamsen
Discusses computer use by ESL and LD students in their writing and why computer use is helpful in these situations.

Collaboration and the Peer Tutor: Characteristics, Constraints, and Ethical Considerations in the Writing Center
Content and Web design by Nancy Annett
ooks at collaboration in the writing center and answers the following questions: What are the characteristics of a good peer tutor? What hinders a tutor/tutee relationship? What ethical issues must a peer tutor take into consideration? This is a great site for writing center tutors, writing fellows, and peer tutors in general.

The Writing Center: Past, Present and Future
Content and Web design by Scott Bargham, Matt Perrine, and Sue Wenz
An in-depth look at the history, present, and future of The Writing Center in the United States. This gives a wonderful explanation of the purpose of the Writing Center. Writing Across the Curriculum programs are also explained.

A Guide to Commentary

A link to two projects about written commentary techniques

    • Effective Commentary Strategies: Methods of Accessing the Writer Behind the Writing
      Content and Web design by Chrissy Fetterer
      Suggests ways of writing commentary that will help students improve their writing skills,
      describes how to address negative and positive issues in student writing, and describes
      the role of commentary in Writing Center reports
    • What is Commentary?
      Content and Web design by Renée Macbeth
      Gives basic definitions of commentary, examples of commentary, and suggestions on how
      tutors should handle commentary