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ERIC Number: EJ940523
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 14
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 8
ISSN: ISSN-0889-6143
Reflections on Contemporary Currents in Writing Center Work
Lunsford, Andrea A.; Ede, Lisa
Writing Center Journal, v31 n1 p11-24 2011
This article presents the text of a speech presented at The International Writing Centers Association and the National Conference on Peer Tutoring (IWCA-NCPTW) joint conference in Baltimore, Maryland, in November 2010. It stemmed from a larger project--a collection of previously published and new essays titled "Writing Together: Collaboration in Theory and Practice"--and represents the authors' effort to reflect on scholarly projects that were important to them, and also on their experiences as friends and coauthors. The article discusses contemporary "currents" that affect writing centers, including: (1) their physical location on campus; (2) the pros and cons of "merging" a writing center with other student support units; (3) the creation of vigorous and productive online writing centers; (4) the danger of choosing efficiency over creativity in this digital age; and (5) the ongoing struggle for adequate funding.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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