Resources

Welcome to our resources page, where you can find helpful links to department forms, affiliated writing centers, research guides, teaching resources, and more.

  1. The English Major
  2. Exploring Careers
  3. Reading, Writing, Learning
  4. Teaching Support
  5. Blogs and Social Media

The English Major

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Explore Careers

  • UO English Alumni Network
    • This blog can help you connect with department alumni who are thriving in a wide array of careers.
  • Dear English Major
    • This website can help you explore the many careers for which English majors are uniquely qualified. It also houses a blog centered on the lives of English majors.
  • UO Career Center
    • The Career Center's advisors and blog posts can help you brainstorm career pathways, identify internships, and connect with other students and alumni.

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Reading, Writing, Learning

Tutoring

  • Writing Associates
    • WA offers free, appointment-based peer tutoring to students taking lower-division English (ENG), Composition (WR), and Clark Honors College (HC) classes
  • Center for Teaching Writing
    • CTW offers free, appointment-based tutoring to students in lower-division Composition (WR) classes
  • Sky Studio
    • The UO Tutoring and Learning Center (TLC) offers free, walk-in math and writing tutoring to all university students
    • Sky Studio is located on the 4th floor of the Knight Library

Dictionaries, Grammar Guides, Style Manuals

  • Purdue OWL
    • OWL offers helpful information about formatting papers and citing sources in MLA 8 (for undergraduates) and APA 6; OWL also provides helpful tutorials for grammar, style, and other sentence-level concerns
  • UNC Writing Center Handouts
    • UNC offers helpful information about an array of documents you might prepare in and outside of the English major
  • Oxford English Dictionary
    • This is the definitive source on the history of the English language.
  • Wheeler’s Dictionary of Literary Vocabulary
    • This source is a comprehensive and surprisingly accessible dictionary of the key terms, movements, and analytic strategies you will encounter in literary study

Undergraduate Research Support

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Teaching Support

  • Inclusive Pedagogies Research Interest Group
    • The Inclusive Pedagogies RIG meets twice each term to discuss current research in support of student writers from diverse backgrounds.
    • No preparation is required; the group reads together, then discusses the material.
    • All are invited. To find out more, email Emily Simnitt and/or Jenée Wilde.
  • Teaching Engagement Program
    • This site sponsors workshops and other campus resources for developing inclusive, research-led teaching practices.

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Blogs and Social Media

  • UO English on Facebook
  • UO English on Twitter
  • UO English on YouTube
  • UO English on Instagram
  • DH@UO
    • This blog, created by our own Professor Heidi Kaufman, features some of the innovative work happening in UO's DH minor and in digital humanities at large.
  • Vita Readings
    • This website houses “Lit from the Basement,” a free podcast in which Danielle Cadena Deulen (Associate Professor of English, Willamette University) introduces her not-especially-literary husband, Max, to contemporary poetry.
    • The podcast is a fun, engaging way to introduce students to close reading and literary interpretation.

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