NCTE (National Council of Teachers of English)
NCTE is an important resource for anyone who is interested in a career in English
education at any level. It offers information such as the major conferences in our
field and the major publications that matter to English teachers.
CCCC (Conference on College Composition and Communication)
The Conference on College Composition and Communication is a professional organization
and annual conference for those involved in the research and teaching of composition.
This is a great place of learning and establishing important contacts for English
majors focusing on composition and rhetoric, particularly those who intend to continue
on to graduate school.
MLA (Modern Language Association)
MLA holds a conference annually that is a great place of learning and establishing
important contacts for English literature majors, particularly those who intend to
continue on to graduate school.
The Online Writing Lab (OWL) at Purdue University
The OWL at Purdue is a recommended online resource available to help writers, including
instructional material such as citation guidelines, subject-specific writing instruction,
English as a Second Language resources, job search writing, and many other useful
Columbus State Library
Our own Columbus State library is a very important resource for writers. There are
all kinds of resources available to guide students through every aspect of a research
project. Research librarians are always happy to help writers with any questions they
have, and the latest MLA (Modern Language Association) guidelines are available for
free, online use under “Research Help.”
The Thurber House
The Thurber House is, as their website says, a “gathering place for readers and writers
and Thurber enthusiasts of all ages.” Visit their website for all kinds of interesting
reading and writing-related events.