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ERIC Number: EJ818218
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 7
ISSN: ISSN-1087-0059
What Writing Center Conference Summaries Reveal about Writing Center Practices and Principles at Work
Nelson-Burns, Carol; Wilson, Josh
Learning Assistance Review, v12 n1 p29-37 Spr 2007
This article describes an examination of writing center practices and principles through a qualitative study of 1,611 conference summaries prepared during one semester. The ensuing discussion refines understanding the relationship between tutoring sessions and the reporting mechanisms they serve. The summaries reveal that almost half of the students were unable to articulate what type of writing assistance they were seeking. The study considers the importance of educating faculty about the purpose and function of writing centers and provokes questions about the alignment of writing center practices with goals, purposes, and principles. (Contains 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A