Welcome to the online research guide for English 6780, “Current Theory and Practice in the Teaching of Writing.” This guide will be a useful resource throughout the term as you familiarize yourself with historical and contemporary scholarly conversations in composition studies. If you’re not familiar with the Ohio State University Library system or online resources, please consider beginning with the “Getting Started” tab, which will provide you helpful points of departure for using subject guides, finding and citing sources, and conducting searches. The “Resources” page highlights specific journals, books, and databases that will enhance your experience in English 6780—particularly as you complete your Historical Review and Analysis and Bibliographic Essay assignments.
On the right is a link to Choosing and Using Sources: A Guide to Academic Research, the open access textbook published by the University Libraries. Although primarily intended for undergraduate students, Choosing and Using provides valuable information on a host of topics related to research-based academic writing for scholars at all levels.