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Two of the WLN Editors Respond to Aspiring Editor’s Questions

By |May 6th, 2022|Theories and Practice|

In this feature piece, two of the WLN journal editors, Karen Johnson and Ted Roggenbuck, respond to some questions raised by a group of students who were taking an editing class. Their answers not only reveal unique opportunities and issues for editors across fields but also demonstrate the collaborative spirit that the WLN editorial team embodies. We give special thanks to Cara, McKenna, Margaret, and Stefano, and to Drs. Johnson and Roggenbuck for collaborating and bringing this article and its ideas to life. 

Rewind & Reset: Making Assignment Prompts More Effective: Can Writing Center Tutors Help?

By |May 4th, 2022|Rewind & Reset|

In this month's Rewind & Reset, we present you "Making Assignment Prompts More Effective: Can Writing Center Tutors Help?" from WLN May/June 2020 Issue. The co-authors, Erin Zimmerman and Emma Moghabghab, shared with us two WAC/WID projects: one focused on training tutors in preparation for collaboration with instructors, and the other in which tutors and instructors collaborated on revising assignment prompts.

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Listen to Season 3 of Slow Agency

By |April 13th, 2022|Season 3|

Hi there. Season 3 is here! We're releasing the episodes all at once for your enjoyment. Our theme for this season is conversations around books and/or edited collections. We recorded with Noreen Lape, Joe Essid and Brian McTague, and Susan Lawrence and Terry Myers Zawacki in Fall 2021. The topics range from multilingual writing centers, to writing center at the center of change, and to approaches to support graduate students in the writing center.

Rewind & Reset: Bridging Boundaries: Perceived Roles of Librarians and Writing Center Tutors in Supporting Student Research Writing

By |April 8th, 2022|Rewind & Reset|

To echo this month's Dear CWCAB on writing center partnership, we would like to spotlight "Bridging Boundaries: Perceived Roles of Librarians and Writing Center Tutors in Supporting Student Research Writing" from the WLN special issue on writing center and library partnership from May/June 2021.

Dear CWCAB, April 2022

By |April 6th, 2022|Dear CWCAB|

"I would like to partner with some on-campus colleagues, but campus politics and other units’ expectations are challenging my efforts such that my center is left on its own or in a collaboration that seems directive as opposed to collaborative. How can my center collaborate or partner with another unit in a way that actually feels like a partnership?"

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Dear CWCAB, May 2022

By |May 11th, 2022|Dear CWCAB|

Writing Across the Curriculum (WAC) and Writing in the Disciplines (WID) work often coincides with the work of writing center staffers. WAC is field within composition studies that addresses the needs of writing in courses outside of the traditional composition curriculum. WID is the study of how writing is done in various fields within the academy. In this month’s “Dear CWCAB,” Stacia will share resources and better practices for tutor training and collaborations in WAC and WID.

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Two of the WLN Editors Respond to Aspiring Editor’s Questions

By |May 6th, 2022|Theories and Practice|

In this feature piece, two of the WLN journal editors, Karen Johnson and Ted Roggenbuck, respond to some questions raised by a group of students who were taking an editing class. Their answers not only reveal unique opportunities and issues for editors across fields but also demonstrate the collaborative spirit that the WLN editorial team embodies. We give special thanks to Cara, McKenna, Margaret, and Stefano, and to Drs. Johnson and Roggenbuck for collaborating and bringing this article and its ideas to life. 

Rewind & Reset: Making Assignment Prompts More Effective: Can Writing Center Tutors Help?

By |May 4th, 2022|Rewind & Reset|

In this month's Rewind & Reset, we present you "Making Assignment Prompts More Effective: Can Writing Center Tutors Help?" from WLN May/June 2020 Issue. The co-authors, Erin Zimmerman and Emma Moghabghab, shared with us two WAC/WID projects: one focused on training tutors in preparation for collaboration with instructors, and the other in which tutors and instructors collaborated on revising assignment prompts.

Submit by May 26: 2023 International Writing Research Workshop at CCCC

By |May 3rd, 2022|Opportunities|

We hope to engage researcher-participants from many countries and research traditions in an equal exchange dialogue, learning from each other: the primary focus is on the writing research itself. We are inviting brief proposals for up to twenty-four researcher-participant roles. Your role in the workshop would be to provide a draft text about the research by the end of November 2022, to read the other workshop facilitators’ texts before attending the conference, and to participate in the day-long workshop by leading a discussion about your project and participating in discussions of a subset of others’ projects.   Please submit your proposal by May 26.

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