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Writing Centers and Tutoring

The Graduate Writing Center
The Graduate Writing Center (GWC) provides trained, friendly, and free peer consulting and workshops for Penn State graduate students.

Penn State Learning
Offers a variety of learning services for undergraduates.  Students can meet with an undergraduate writing tutor, while instructors can request a tutor to visit their classes.

Tech Tutors
Provides students with personalized training on a variety of technologies, including PowerPoint, Prezi, Photoshop, InDesign, and many more.

Department-Specific Links

Learning Edge Academic Program (LEAP)
LEAP is a summer program that "provides entering freshman the chance to begin their journey at Penn State University Park by way of a learning community." Students take English 15 or CAS 100 in addition to a course in their major or field of interest.

Penn Statements
Instructions for submitting undergraduate essays to Penn Statements for students and instructors.

Departmental Awards
Awards given to graduate students, instructors, and high school essay contest winners.

Databases and Portals

CompPile.org
An inventory of publications in post-secondary composition, rhetoric, technical writing, ESL, and discourse studies.

Eserver.org
A growing online community where hundreds of writers, artists, editors and scholars gather to publish works as open archives.

The Forest of Rhetoric
A guide to the terms of classical and renaissance rhetoric.

Conversations and News

Penn State's Center for Democratic Deliberation
A nonpartisan, interdisciplinary center for research, teaching, and outreach on issues of civic engagement and democratic deliberation.

KairosNews
"A weblog for discussing rhetoric, technology and pedagogy.”

Best of Freshman Writing
A yearly collection of freshman writing serving all campuses outside of University Park.

The Blogora
A collaborative space for connecting rhetoric, rhetorical methods and theories, and rhetoricians with public life.

Professional Organizations

Association of Teachers of Technical Writing
A national association for teachers of scientific and technical communication.

Conference on College Composition and Communication
The world's largest professional organization for researching and teaching composition, from writing to new media.

Council of Writing Program Administrators
A national association of college and university faculty with professional interests in directing writing programs.

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