ERIC Number: ED261403
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Achieving the Ideal Writing Center by Establishing the Role of the Writing Center within the College or University.
Shakespeare, William O.
Although to speak of achieving the ideal writing center is to entertain a most romantic notion, there are steps that can be taken to improve the quality of a college or university writing center. The mission of the writing center, which may vary from school to school, must be clearly established. The organization of the center should be examined. The simpler the internal organizational structure of the writing center, the more smoothly and efficiently it will operate. Thus, one administrator, mature and well-prepared tutors, and adequate financial compensation will create a more effective center. Appropriate facilities and tutorial materials as well as computers, must also be examined. One final factor to consider is the responsibility of the faculty to the writing center. Ultimately, the mission of the writing center should be understood: to teach students writing skills. (DF)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Southeastern Writing Center Association (5th, Atlanta, GA, April 18-20, 1985).