Dear friends,
Greetings from Japan. I’ve been managing an informal writing center at my university for ten years now, and I wonder if there are others who have informal WCs.
In my center I have the following guidelines:

  1. For WC service, clients must have completed at least one of my 2 semester long academic writing courses.
  2. Clients must have at least one paper which is a near fit to their own topic and which is well-written (vetted earlier by me).
  3. Clients must be ready for multiple iterations of 2 page chunks of the paper, with coded feedback. If they are not interested in my mentoring, I refer them to satisfactory local editors (relatively cheap and fast).

So, are there some other informal WCs out there?
Lawrie Hunter
Kochi University of Technology

One Comment

  1. Mickey March 3, 2013 at 5:54 am - Reply

    Hi Lawrie, just checking to see if you’ve heard about the writing center conference in Japan in April. Yes? No? I edit the Writing Lab Newsletter, and I would have included a notice of this conference if I had heard about it in time. But the issue went to press before I saw the information. If you missed the announcement and are interested, let me know.

    Muriel (Mickey) Harris

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