Welcome to Malaspina University College's Writing Across the Curriculum Web site.

If you're a student or instructor and you're wondering what Writing Across the Curriculum has to do with you, click here to find out more about Malaspina's unique writing project.

Interested? Join us in our virtual Writing Centre to learn new ways of assessing and improving your writing skills.

Got a writing problem? Visit our Electronic Tutor for handbooks, examples and exercises to clean up your writing.

Check our Virtual Reference Desk for dictionaries, web-searchers, directories, synonym finders, guides to bibliographic styles--even the electronic Encyclopaedia Britannica.

You're an instructor and you'd like some ideas about including more writing in your assignments? Click to our Professional Development Department for ideas and practical suggestions.

Visit here for specific pointers and examples of contemporary workplace and academic writing.

We've even got a Cosmic Communication Centre where you can browse through the latest newspapers and magazines from all over the world, eavesdrop on students and instructors writing about writing, and check out new communication media

Sign-in at our Visitor's Check-In Desk to help us build this site


This project was designed and implemented by Rick Herding (Developmental Education), Brenda Sully (English), and Elizabeth Grove-White (Journalism)

The Steering Committee Members are: Ross Fraser (Dean, Arts/Humanities), Carol Matthews (Dean, Human Services), Lyn Hunter (Literacy Programs), Liz Hammond-Kaarremaa (Instructional Computing).

Special thanks are due also to Ron Apland, Neil Macmillan (buicohas ) and John Morrison for their help and encouragement and to Glenn Johnston for making it possible.

And if you've got questions, suggestions, advice, or the address of other virtual writing and reading web sites, please e-mail us at writers@mala.bc.ca