Teaching with Writing@CSU

The following resources are available for teachers. In addition, you can learn a bit more about using the Writing Studio for teaching through our help pages.

Teaching Guides

Our teaching guides offer detailed treatments of issues ranging from planning and conducting classes to teaching with technology. More than 30 guides are available.

Teaching Activities

View our collection of teaching activities and handouts.


Visit the home page for CSU's gtPathways Writing Integration Initiative.

The WAC Clearinghouse

Visit the WAC Clearinghouse, a comprehensive collection of resources for teachers across the curriculum who use writing in their classes.

Across the Disciplines

Visit the Across the Disciplines, a refereed journal devoted to language, learning, and academic writing that publishes articles relevant to writing and writing pedagogy in all their intellectual, political, social, and technological complexity.

CSU Writing Project

The Colorado State University Writing Project (CSUWP) is a community dedicated to providing meaningful professional development for teachers and writing opportunities for students in northern Colorado.

Become a Writing Studio Instructor


Our Writing Studio class pages allow you to manage your writing classes. Our system is similar to Sakai and Blackboard, but it's based on a different instructional metaphor. Instead of quizzes and exam tools, for example, we offer the ability to view and comment on student work. As a Writing Studio instructor, you can create your own classes -- there's no need to request that a class be created. And adding materials is as easy as copying and pasting formatted text out of a word processing document.

Open-Access Textbooks

View Writing@CSU's open-access textbooks page.

Teaching Links

View our annotated lists of instructional resources on other Web sites.

The Composition Archives

View teaching materials used in the Colorado State University Composition program since the late 1990s.

Dealing with Plagiarism

View our guide to dealing with plagiarism.