About This Course

Students working together on an assignment.

The Writing Skills Lab was developed in collaboration with faculty from the Department of Writing and Rhetoric at the University of Mississippi. It focuses on the rhetorical content and strategies that are the baseline of effective college writing but also tend to give students trouble (and eat into valuable class time). The skills lab gives students a way to master these concepts and skills in small bites, through practice opportunities and targeted feedback. Instructors can have students work through the material at their own pace or assign portions that align with what they’re covering in class.


This book has benefited from the contributions of many people, including Emily Hagen.