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ERIC Number: EJ1017647
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-May
Pages: 7
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0013-8274
"Living Large and Taking Charge!" Students Read and Write Their Way to a High School Writing Center
Greer, Jane; Trofimoff, Djana
English Journal, v102 n5 p21-27 May 2013
Writing centers on college campuses are spaces where students work with tutors individually or in small groups to build the skills to produce better essays, term papers, and other writing assignments. This article describes how high school students can themselves play a role in answering the "yeahbuts" and help create writing centers in their high schools. Though teachers, researchers, and advocates for high school writing centers have offered valuable discussion about students as peer tutors (e.g., Dean; Elchinoff and Kowalski; Farrell; Jeter), little has been written about how students might take part in creating writing centers as lively spaces that support the rich diversity of their literacy activities. Jane Greer and Djana Trofimoff believe that students can be powerful advocates for writing centers in their high schools. Moreover, working to establish a writing center can help students develop crucial reading/writing abilities as well as a powerful sense of agency that will help them succeed in and beyond high school.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Missouri
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