Your Norton Rep:
Julia Hall


Welcome Shippensburg University English Faculty!

Start here to learn more about the Norton titles for your composition courses. View a list of the schools using The Norton Field Guide to Writing. Review student and instructor ancillary materials, request an exam or desk copy, contact our technical support team, and reach out to your local Norton representative Julia Hall.

Please let us know how we can help!

Resources for You

Meet Fred: Norton's New Commenting Tool

Fred is easy to use, offers audio and video commenting, & allows for peer review. Professors can choose from a drop down menu of frequently used comments appropriate for composition and can also save their own comments to reuse later.

Desire2Learn Coursepacks

The Norton Field Guide to Writing D2L Coursepack

 Norton coursepacks bring high-quality Norton digital media into a new or existing D2L course at absolutely no cost to students.

Students will find writing templates, tutporials, MLA guidelines, and more than 1000 drill and practice exercises that report to your D2Lgradebook.  The coursepack is easy to install, there's no registration process or code required, and we make it available to you and your students at no cost.

Andrea Lundsford talks about "Everyone's An Author"


Resources for Your Students


NEW: Tumblr Site for "Everyone's An Author"Tumblr

This is where we’ll be posting new items weekly — essays, articles, cartoons, videos, photos, drawings, speeches, interviews — and your students can respond to these or post their own. Students can collaborate with classmates, comment on posts, and vote for what they like. All the authors will be participating, and we invite you to post your own writing and join the conversation at:

The Write Site

The Write Site is a free and completely open site that supports The Norton Field Guide to Writing and Eveyrone's an Author. We include several easy-to-navigate sections including Exercises and Quizzes, Research and Documentation, Model Student Papers, Author Bios and Rhetoric and Writing.

No password, purchase or registration required.



A.nnotate for peer review
A.nnotate is a third-party online annotation, collaboration and indexing system for documents supporting PDF and MS Office formats.

Registration is free and each student may upload 30 pages per month and make unlimited notes with a free account.

Google Docs for Peer Review
To use Google Docs for peer review, all students need is a Google account and and a link to the paper being reviewed. In this tutorial, a USF composition professor describes yet another way to introduce online peer review at no cost to students.

Become a PowerPoint Power User
How to (do pretty much anything) in PowerPoint
Embed YouTube Videos in Powerpoint
Embed YouTube Videos (Offline)
How NOT to Use PowerPoint