ERIC Number: EJ444242
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1992
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"Uncommon Sense" in the Writing Center.
Mayher, John S.
Journal of Basic Writing, v11 n1 p47-57 Spr 1992
Critiques common metaphors used regarding writing centers. Argues that the "skills" metaphor suggests wrongly that students must learn basics before undertaking the larger writing process. Observes that the "remediation" image casts the instructor as clinician diagnosing students' language problems and restoring them to healthy language use. Recommends an integrated approach to reading, writing, and learning. (SG)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative; Opinion Papers
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