For Students

At some point in your academic career you have likely already encountered a course with some online component. Indeed, it is difficult to find classes that don't utilize course management software or online resources in some way. In Blended or fully online courses, these resources are much more important to the basic functioning of the class. Likewise, your success in these types of classes depends on how well you are able to maneuver within the online environment provided by the Instructor.

Your ability to encounter new material, meet deadlines, and accomplish other online work is especially important to Blended and Online Learning versions of AWP and PWP courses at the University of Maryland. In these workshop-style writing courses, you will be asked to compose a variety of document types, each with a different goal, and often with a unique audience depending on the topic. Since many phases of the writing process, starting at invention and leading all the way to your final draft, will take place outside of the classroom, you need to equip yourself with the best tools and habits to perform as well as you might in a traditional course. 

While some students will find Blended and Online Learning versions of AWP and PWP courses conducive to their personal learning styles, others might find it at least initially difficult and/or disorienting. Regardless, we have provided some resources below that might help you succeed in all course formats, in the Academic and Professional Writing Programs and beyond:

 

UMD Writing Center

Located at 1205 Tawes Hal

EDCP 108B - Learning Strategies (1 Credit)

Offered through the University of Maryland Counseling Center Learning Assistance Service

Critical Reading & Writing: Individual Appointments

Offered through the University of Maryland Counseling Center Learning Assistance Service

ESOL Conversation Program

Offered through the University of Maryland Counseling Center Learning Assistance Service

Maryland English Institute

Located at 1117 Cole Student Activities Building

Writing Task Resource List

From the Purdue University Online Writing Lab (OWL)