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Helpful Resources and Writing Links

Language Level Syllabi

Online Dictionaries

Help with Grammar in Spanish

  • El uso de por y para–A downloadable handout with a brief review of use of "por" and "para"
  • Rules of editing–A helpful worksheet with some simple grammar tips you may have forgotten

Help with Aspects of Writing Style

Other U of M Resources for Improving Writing Skills

Other Worksheets to Help with Writing in Spanish

  • Useful words for papers List of useful words for writing a paper in Spanish. Vocabulary for introductions, transition and connecting words, vocabulary for quoting sources, etc. (Spanish with English translation).
  • Checklist: Content and Organization A checklist for revising papers to make sure the content of your paper is relevant and your ideas are well organized (in English).

Downloadable References

Resources for 3xxx Level Classes

  • Revisiones de las composiciones – A 2 page checklist for students. Helpful to use with peer-editing.
  • Considerations for Grading Compositions – A student checklist for reviewing papers before handing them in.
  • How to evaluate Student Writing – An excellent guide tailored by the Center for Interdisciplinary Studies in Writing.
  • Composition Diagnostic Guide – This guide will be of use to instructors when a student comes and asks: "How's my paper?"
  • Student Self-Evaluation Forms – Two forms to help students set goals and evaluate progress throughout the term.
  • Hoja de remission – Please use this referral sheet when sending your students into the Writing Center.
  • Writing Assignments – An Introduction to Literary Studies – A thorough step by step guide for students writing on a literary topic. Developed by Robin Brown.
  • Mosén Millán Online – Webpage created for Furman University's Spanish 22 class. A very informative site with visual descriptions, historical and geographical background, including information on the Spanish Civil War. Scroll to section on "Novela."