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ERIC Number: ED452558
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Nov
Pages: 8
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Separating Siamese Twins: Can We Extricate WAC from Writing Centers?
Blumner, Jacob S.
This paper addresses the culture of writing in higher education from a multicultural perspective of those within the "monolith." The paper first notes that writing programs, more specifically writing across the curriculum (WAC), and writing centers work in similar ways by benefiting each other and sharing the broad mission of improving students' writing. It then points out the differences programs manifest in many ways, and each program has a more specific mission, explicitly stated or not. The paper does three primary things: first, it discusses the general missions of WAC programs and writing centers based on the goal of improving student writing; second, it discusses how the programs can and do coordinate; and third, it explores the structural implication of separating or combining the programs. (NKA)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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