WLN News Round-Up: August 2016

Here is some of what has been on the WLN news radar lately:

“A life in review: Writing tasks that academics do that we don’t talk about”– Sue Starfield, Director of the Learning Centre at UNSW Australia, explores genre conventions that academics utilize, but don’t often discuss or teach. [Doctoral Writing SIG]

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“Ditch Writing Stress Through Journaling”– Matt Baker from the University of Nevada, Reno writing center discusses the benefits of keeping a journal and where journaling falls within the writing process. [University of Nevada, Reno]

“Everyone Loves a Slinky”– Brodie Willard from Texas A&M University writing center discusses a tutoring session where using toys helped communicate feedback to a writer. [Peer Centered]

“Four Resolutions for the New Semester”– David Gooblar lays out four goals for his teaching  practice. What are your resolutions for the upcoming academic year? Let us know in the comments! [Vitae]

WLN News Round-Up January 4-17

Happy New Year from WLN! Here is some of what has been on our news radar lately:

New year, new journal. Looking to set a resolution for the new year? This post suggests that writing daily in a journal can yield benefits ranging from bolstering creativity to helping you lose weight. [Upworthy]

Write Here connects students and community. Student tutors from Westminster College in Utah are providing tutoring to community members of the city of South Salt Lake through a program called Write Here. Tutors work with community members on tasks ranging from writing personal narratives to homework. [KSL]

Technology trends enter the classroom. From wearable technology to virtual reality, 2016’s technology trends are poised to enter higher education. What kind of new technology would you most want to see used in your writing lab? [EdTech]

From NPR

From NPR

Can setting goals change your life? Research shows that expressive writing combined with goal-setting, a process that Dr. Jordan Peterson  of the University of Toronto calls “self-authoring” can aid in motivation for students, especially among at-risk populations. [NPR]