ERIC Number: ED361707
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: N/A
Writing Centers in Context: Twelve Case Studies.
Kinkead, Joyce A., Ed.; Harris, Jeanette G., Ed.
This book profiles 12 writing centers that function effectively on their college and university campuses. Following an introduction that provides an overview and suggests ways the book can be used, the centers are examined in detail in the following chapters: (1) "A Multiservice Writing Lab in a Multiversity: The Purdue University Writing Lab" (Muriel Harris); (2) "The Writing Center at Medgar Evers College: Responding to the Winds of Change" (Brenda M. Greene); (3) "The Writing Centers at the University of Toledo: An Experiment in Collaboration" (Joan A Mullin and Luanne Momenee); (4) "The Lehigh University Writing Center: Creating a Community of Writers" (Edward Lotto); (5) "The Writing Center at the University of Southern California: Couches, Carrels, Computers, and Conversation" (Irene L. Clark); (6) "The Writing Center at Harvard University: A Student Centered Resource" (Linda Simon); (7) "The Writing Center at the University of Puget Sound: The Center of Academic Life" (Julie Neff); (8) "Establishing a Writing Center for the Community: Johnson County Community College" (Ellen Mohr); (9) "Redefining Authority: Multicultural Students and Tutors at the Educational Opportunity Program Writing Center at the University of Washington" (Gail Y. Okawa); (10) "The Land-Grant Context: Utah State University's Writing Center" (Joyce A. Kinkead); (11) "Taking Tutoring on the Road: Utah State University's Rhetoric Associates Program" (Joyce A. Kinkead); and (12) "Moving toward an Electronic Writing Center at Colorado State University" (Dawn Rodrigues and Kathleen Kiefer). The book concludes with two items by Joyce A. Kinkead, an epilogue and an additional article, "The Scholarly Context: A Look at Themes," which offers information on some of the uses of writing labs. (NKA)
Descriptors: Case Studies, College Students, Computer Assisted Instruction, Context Effect, Higher Education, Instructional Effectiveness, Models, Profiles, Student Needs, Writing Instruction, Writing Laboratories, Writing Research
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Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: National Council of Teachers of English, Urbana, IL.