Dr. Jessica Clements on the Placement of Her WLN Article in the Best of Rhetoric and Composition Journals (2020)

By Dr. Jessica Clements | Sep 18, 2020

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The English Writing Center at Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China

By |September 11th, 2020|

The Zhejiang University English Writing Center (EWC) is affiliated with Zhejiang University, one of China’s top higher education institutions located in Hangzhou, Zhejiang. Unlike other EWCs, we have no peer tutors but three professor tutors regularly and a few professors just when-in-need. The language of engagement is English for English professor tutors, and both Chinese and English for Chinese professor tutors.

The University of the Western Cape Writing Centre, Bellville, South Africa

By |August 14th, 2020|

The UWC Writing Centre was the first writing centre to be established at a South African university in 1994. While English is the main medium of teaching and learning in the University including the writing centre, the centre acknowledges and welcomes every student due to the fact that the University itself is a multi-ethnic, multilingual institution.

Rewind & Reset: A Writing Center’s Social Justice and Antiracism Statement

By |July 29th, 2020|

In this 2017 interview, CWCAB editor Brian Hotson interviewed Asao B. Inoue about the University of Washington writing center's social justice and anti-racism statement. Do you have thoughts about the interview? Let us know by commenting in this Reset/Rewind piece, or email us at writinglabnewsletterblog@gmail.com

Rethinking What to Preserve as Writing Centers Move Online

By |July 20th, 2020|

In this timely piece, Dr. Lisa Bell provides an overview of the strengths/cautions of online tutoring and argues that despite all these changes, what we need to preserve is the writing center's ethos of being flexible and adapting to the needs of our students. In other words, our aim shouldn't be to maintain the dynamics of f2f, but rather, to maintain our values as writing center practitioners. The tutoring pedagogies and practices may need to change in online spaces, but it's our collective openness to change and to meeting our students where they are, that are the constants in our field.

It’s been a learning experience. The writing center community remains tight knit in the online space. We hold hands and provide each other emotional support. Writing camps have gone virtual for now. Let’s keep reflecting upon our collective experiences.

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