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E22 – WLN Author Kara Wittman on the Writing Center is Not a Place

By |January 20th, 2023|Podcast|

In this episode, Editor-in-Chief Anna Habib spoke to Kara Wittman who represented her co-authors Jenny Thomas and Ashlee Moreno on their article The Writing Center is Not a Place from the December 2022 issue of WLN: A Journal of Writing Center Scholarship. We hope you enjoy it! And don't forget to check out our interview with Sarah Rice on her Tutor's Column article titled Navigating the "New Normal" with Abnormal Discourse also from the December 2022 issue.

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E21 – WLN Author Sarah Rice on Navigating the “New Normal” with Abnormal Discourse

By |January 20th, 2023|Podcast|

In this episode, Weijia Li, Assistant Editor of the blog chatted with Sarah Rice, Writing Tutor from Dickinson College about Sarah's Tutor's Column article titled Navigating the "New Normal" with Abnormal Discourse from the December 2022 issue of WLN: A Journal of Writing Center Scholarship. We hope you enjoy it! Also don't forget to check out our interview with Kara Wittman on her co-authored article titled The Writing Center is Not a Place also from the December 202 issue.

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Crafting a Practice of Our Own : A Writing Center in Mexico

By |November 29th, 2022|Theories and Practice|

I quickly realized that the real challenge involved educating writing tutors so as to infuse a collaborative and horizontal approach to our practice. This ultimately implies a shift in the learning culture with respect to writing in Mexican higher education; here, writing has not traditionally been associated with critical thinking, reflection, and self-positioning. Moreover, writing instruction in Mexico has historically focused more on the product with an emphasis on correction, which makes peer tutoring such a different approach.

Connecting MENA Writing Centers Through Data

By |November 18th, 2022|Theories and Practice|

There was a very strong need to build the research infrastructure in the region and to increase the number of MENA voices in writing center scholarship. Thus, the co-authors of this blog post formed a research team and received the summer 2020 IWCA research grant to begin the process of developing a knowledge database of MENA writing centers.

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Episode 19 – WLN Author Lucie Moussu on Poorly Designed Research Projects

By |November 15th, 2022|Podcast|

In this episode, Esther Namubiru, our Associate Editor of the CWCAB blog, spoke with Dr. Lucie Moussu, Writing Center Director at the Royal Military College in Kingston, Ontaria, Cananda on her recent article titled The Ultimate Guide to Poorly Designed Research Projects, published on the September 2022 issue of WLN: A Journal of Writing Center Scholarship. A transcript of this conversation is available for download.

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Rewind & Reset: Startup Multiliteracy Centers and Faculty Collaboration on Multimodal Pedagogy

By |October 12th, 2022|Rewind & Reset|

Increasingly, writing centers are assisting students with compositing multimodal texts. In this article, Sohui Lee, Associate Professor and Faculty Director of the Writing & Multiliteracy Center, CSU Channel Islands, and Russell Carpenter, Professor of English and Assistant Vice Provost of Eastern Kentucky University, shared three key strategies to launch multiliteracy centers in their own institution, respectively.

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