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Rewind & Reset: Writing Center Wellness and Carework in Turbulent Times | Part 1 & 2

By |February 19th, 2021|

The newest Digital Edited Collection (DEC) of WLN centers on wellness and care in writing center work. In May 2020, we interviewed Dr. Genie Giaimo and Yanar Hashlamon, who were guest editors of a WLN special issue on the same theme and part of the editorial team for this DEC. Given that the Covid-19 reality continues, their insights and advice on how we might navigate and think about our personal, social, and professional lives remain largely relevant. Click to read Part 1 and Part 2 of the interview.

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Hiroshima University Writing Center, Hiroshima, Japan

By |February 12th, 2021|

The Hiroshima University (HU) Writing Center was established in 2013. Located inside the HU Library, it is operated by the library and the URA Division, Department of Research and Academia-Government-Community Collaboration. The center supports students in both Japanese and English academic writing.

WLN January & Feburary 2021 is Available!

By |February 11th, 2021|

Here's a preview of the newest WLN: A Journal of Writing Center Scholarship, Jan/Feb 2021 issue. Subscribe today to the journal to access the full issue!

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Creating a Writing Center Community: CAPA (Academic Publishing Advisory Center), Curitiba, Brazil

By |January 22nd, 2021|

CAPA (Academic Publishing Advisory Center, in Portuguese "Centro de Assessoria de Publicação Acadêmica") is the first true writing center in Brazil, founded in 2016 by Professor Ron Martinez. There is a need to talk about writing (even in Portuguese) since students feel pressured and have few opportunities to reflect upon their writing processes. Also, scholars and students in Brazil suffer from enormous pressure to publish articles in prestigious, high-impact journals, and this usually entails publishing in English -- a phenomenon related to the "internationalization of higher education". CAPA addresses both issues at once but It is for this latter reason that students and faculty alike seek out our writing center; if CAPA dealt with only the former, it is unlikely the writing center would reach as many people as it does.  

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Designing Tutor Trainings for Synchronous, Online Writing Tutoring

By |January 15th, 2021|

How can writing wenter work, so deeply rooted in conversation, navigate the unique contours—ruptures, frictions, awkwardnesses— of video conferencing software? In this feature piece, Laura Feibush shares some of the top things she has learned about designing tutor trainings for synchronous online writing tutoring, which could be applied to beginning-of-semester trainings or to ongoing tutor training throughout the year.

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