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Writing Center Journal Bibliography Adams Ronald Training Teachers for the Writing Lab: A Multidimensional Perspective 7.2 1987 pp.3-21
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Looks at tutor training from different perspectives: that of the new tutor, the writing teacher, the experienced lab instructor, and the lab director.
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Allen Nancy J Who Owns the Truth in the Writing Lab? 6.2 1986 pp.3-11
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Looks at how Socrates' ideas of "T"ruth fit writing center practice.
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Amigone Grace Ritz Writing Lab Tutors: Hidden Messages that Matter 2.2 1982 pp.24-30
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Examines nonverbal communication during tutorials.
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Baker Tracey Critical Thinking and the Writing Center: Possibilities 8.2 1988 pp.37-43
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Discusses the effect of research to date about critical thinking on the work in writing centers.
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Barnett Bob Demythologizing Language Difference in the Academy: Establishing Discipline-Based Writing Programs 24.2 2004 pp.65-69
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Barnett Robert W Redefining Our Existence: An Argument for Short- and Long-Term Goals and Objectives 17.2 1997 pp.123-134
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Looks at how writing center workers define themselves through well-developed mission statements and other practices.
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Barron Nancy Addressing Racial Diversity in a Writing Center: Stories and Lessons from Two Beginners 22.2 2002 pp.55-83
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Discusses the surprises, problems, and progress that occurred as a result of encouraging tutors to talk openly about race and to become more aware of the effects of race on writing center dynamics.
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Bartosenski Mary Color Revision and Painting a Paper 12.2 1992 pp.159-174
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Explains the value of using color when working on revision
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Bawarshi Anis Postcolonialism and the Idea of a Writing Center 19.2 1999 pp.41-59
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Uses postcolonial theory to design a writing center that reaches marginalized students and teaches a critical literacy that includes an analysis of culture.
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Behm Richard Ethical Issues in Peer Tutoring: A Defense of Collaborative Learning 10.1 1989 pp.3-13
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Discusses the ethics of tutorial collaboration and what we call collaborative learning.
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Bell Diana C The Virtual Writing Center: Developing Ethos through Mailing List Discourse 21.2 2001 pp.57-78
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Investigates the way writing consultants develop both individual ethos and collective ethos through mailing list discourse.
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Bell James H When Hard Questions Are Asked: Evaluating Writing Centers 21.1 2000 pp.7-28
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Argues for the importance of small-scale evaluation of writing centers and discusses six possible evaluation methods.
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Bell Jim Tutor Training and Reflection on Practice 21.2 2001 pp.79-98
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Discusses the use of reflection on practice during tutor training to move tutors toward student-centered rather than tutor-centered sessions.
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Bishop Wendy Bring Writers to the Center: Some Survey Results, Surmises, and Suggestions 10.2 1990 pp.31-45
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Suggests how to promote services by surveying why students do not use the writing center.
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Bishop Wendy We're All Basic Writers: Tutors Talking about Writing Apprehension 9.2 1989 pp.31-43
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Asserts that while writing center workers may focus on writer's apprehension, they should also consider the tutor's apprehensions about working with such writers.
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Bishop Wendy Writing from the Tips of Our Tongues: Writers, Tutors, and Talk 14.1 1993 pp.30-44
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Presents methods for group tutoring and for how to talk about writing.
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Bizzaro Patrick The Effects of Writing Apprehension on the Teaching Behaviors of Writing Center Tutors 7.1 1986 pp.37-45
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Argues that tutors need to understand and work with writing apprehension, which strikes regardless of abilities and successes.
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Blau Susan Guilt-Free Tutoring: Rethinking How We Tutor Non-Native-English Speaking Students 23.1 2002 pp.23-44
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Recognizes the necessity for tutors to employ more directive strategies interweaving global and local concerns in sessions with non-native English speakers.
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Blau Susan R Exploring the Tutor/Client Conversation: A Linguistic Analysis 19.1 1998 pp.19-49
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Presents a linguistic analysis of tutorial sessions focusing on the use of questions, echoing, and qualifiers.
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Blythe Stuart Network Computers + Writing Centers = ? Thinking about Network Computers in Writing Center Practice 17.2 1997 pp.89-111
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Discusses theories of technology and computer use in writing centers.
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Bokser Julie A Pedagogies of Belonging: Listening to Students and Peers 25.1 2004 pp.43-60
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Discusses the importance of listening as a rhetorical activity to help tutors better understand and be sensitive to student needs, specifically those of ESL students.
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Bokser Julie A Peer Tutoring and Gorgias: Acknowledging Aggression in the Writing Center 21.2 2001 pp.21-34
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Suggests that tutors and tutor trainers should recognize and discuss the presence of aggression in tutoring sessions that is often disguised in thet peerness of tutoring.
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Boquet Elizabeth H Writing Center Perspectives 16.2 1996 pp.179-183
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Bowden Darsie Inter-Activism: Strengthening the Writing Center Conference 15.2 1995 pp.163-181
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Examines definitions, composition pedagogy, and concepts such as writer, text, and blurred line between teacher and student.
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Brannon Lil The Uses of the Margins 20.2 2000 pp.7-12
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Discusses the viability of the writing center in terms of their marginal positions within the university.
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Brannon Lil Texts and Contexts: A Contribution to the Theory and Practice of Teaching Composition 7.2 1987 pp.51-57
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Branscomb H. Eric Types of Conferences and the Composing Process 7.1 1986 pp.27-37
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Responds to the vulnerability of writers in the writing center and proposes suggestions.
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Brauer Gerd Tutoring and Teaching Academic Writing: Proceedings of the Second Conference of the European Association for the Teaching of Academic Writing (EATAW) 25.2 2005 pp.78-81
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Briggs Lynn Understanding "Spirit" in the Writing Center 19.1 1998 pp.87-99
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Uses current research linking education, growth, and "spirit," applying it to a specific example in the writing center
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Brown Jane Lightcap Teaching Word Processing: A Cooperative Effort 6.2 1986 pp.11-19
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Discusses teaching the computer process, from booting up to revising strategies, as a key component to successful writing.
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Cambridge Barbara Bitter Milk: Lessons for the Writing Center 14.1 1993 pp.75-81
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Addresses the isolation and relationship-making of tutors by looking at how knowledge evolves in human relationships as explained in Grumet's Bitter Milk.
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Carino Peter Composing Research: A Contextualist Paradigm for Rhetoric and Composition 21.1 2000 pp.88-91
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Carino Peter Does Frequency of Visits to the Writing Center Increase Student Satisfaction? A Statistical Correlation Study--or Story 22.1 2001 pp.83-103
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Uses quantitative research methods to investigate the correlation between students' frequency of visits and their satisfaction with the writing center.
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Carino Peter Early Writing Centers: Toward a History 15.2 1995 pp.103-116
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Challenges previously accepted "histories" of writing centers that have shaped their identities and sets the record straight.
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Carino Peter Open Admissions and the Construction of Writing Center History: A Tale of Three Models 17.1 1996 pp.30-49
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Details the history of open admissions and its effect on the growth of writing centers.
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Carino Peter What Do We Talk about When We Talk about Our Metaphors: A Cultural Critique of Clinic, Lab, and Center 13.1 1992 pp.31-43
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Shows how historical uses of clinic, lab, and center have carried connotations that affect the perception of writing center work.
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Carino Peter The Writing Center Resource Manual 19.1 1998 pp.99-104
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Carroll Meg Tutoring Writing: A Practical Guide for Conferences 23.1 2002 pp.73-76
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Chapman David The Practical Tutor 9.2 1989 pp.57-61
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Chase Geoffrey W Problem-Solving in the Writing Center: From Theory to Practice 7.2 1987 pp.29-37
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Demonstrates that tutors need problem-solving tools and an understanding of the composing process, writing techniques, and the overall framework of writing.
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Clark Irene Perspectives on the Directive/Non-Directive Continuum in the Writing Center 22.1 2001 pp.33-58
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Encourages writing consultants to be more aware of the directive/non-directive continuum and to develop a flexible tutoring style in order to better address student needs.
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Clark Irene Lurkis Addressing Genre in the Writing Center 20.1 1999 pp.7-32
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Argues that viewing writing through the lens of genre offers rich potential for writing tutors.
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Clark Irene Lurkis Dialogue in the Lab-Conference: Script Writing and the Training of Writing Lab Tutors 2.1 1982 pp.21-34
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Proposes the use of hypothetical dialogue as a device to train tutors: how to make something comprehensible to someone else is a continuation of making something comprehensible to ourselves.
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Clark Irene Lurkis Leading the Horse: The Writing Center and Required Visits 5.2/6.1 1985 pp.31-35
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Addresses the value of required visits.
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Clark Irene Lurkis Maintaining Chaos in the Writing Center: A Critical Perspective on Writing Center Dogma 11.1 1990 pp.81-95
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Discusses for writing center administrators the importance of maintaining "chaos," rather than seeking organized calm.
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Clark Irene Lurkis Portfolio Grading and the Writing Center 13.2 1993 pp.48-63
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Discusses portfolio grading issues in the writing center: collaboration, tutorial assistance, and student improvement
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Cobb Loretta Practical Techniques for Training Tutors to Overcome Defensive Blocks 3.1 1982 pp.32-38
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Proposes ways of training tutors to use practical techniques for blocked writers.
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Cogie Jane In Defense of Conference Summaries: Widening the Reach of Writing Center Work 18.2 1998 pp.47-71
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Addresses whether or not to send tutorial reports, citing positive results from doing so.
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Cogie Jane Avoiding the Proofreading Trap: The Value of the Error Correction Process 19.2 1999 pp.7-33
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Provides a means of helping students with editing through the use of generative error logs.
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Collins Paul The Concept of a Co-operative 17.1 1996 pp.58-72
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Looks at the role of co-operative learning in the writing center.
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Condon Mike Bibliography of Recent Writing Center Scholarship (Nov. 1993-Oct. 1994) 15.1 1994 pp.62-70
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Cooper Marilyn Really Useful Knowledge: A Cultural Studies Agenda for Writing Centers 14.2 1994 pp.95-97
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Discusses the function of the writing center in attending to student's needs, i.e. intellectual challenge, changing attitudes towards writing, and so forth.
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Cooper Marilyn "We Don't Belong Here, Do We?" A Response to Lives on the Boundary and the Violence of Literacy 12.1 1991 pp.48-63
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Crouch Mary Lou The Writing Place at George Mason University 2.2 1982 pp.33-36
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Uses the George Mason University model to address the importance of getting students to relax and of building a relationship with students.
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Davis Kevin Late at Night 24.1 2003 pp.3-4
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Davis Kevin Responding to Writers: A Multi-Variate Approach to Peer Interaction 10.2 1990 pp.67-75
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Answers the question, "What can we do to promote more flexible approaches for conversations about writing?"
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Denny S. Erin Review of Internet Resources for Writing Centers 16.2 1996 pp.184-193
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Looks at potential advantages of gopher, World Wide Web, and MOO environments.
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DeShaw Dana Twenty Years of Writing Center Journal Scholarship: An Annotated Bibliography 20.2 2000 pp.39-72
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An annotated bibliography of Writing Center Journal scholarship from 1980-2000.
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Devet Bonnie A Method for Observing and Evaluating Writing Lab Tutorials 10.2 1990 pp.75-85
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Points to the importance of and methods for evaluating tutors' listening skills.
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Devlin Frank The Writing Center and the Good Writer 16.2 1996 pp.144-164
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Speaks to the importance of attracting strong writers and the effect that has on the image of the writing center.
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Dinitz Sue Creating Theory: Moving Tutors to the Center 23.2 2003 pp.63-76
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Provides examples of the ways tutors can interact meaningfully with current writing center theory, including the use of analytical journals.
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Dinitz Susan Writing Centers and Writing-Across-the-Curriculum: An Evolving Partnership 10.1 1989 pp.45-53
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Shows how writing center tutors can help support WAC programs.
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DiPardo Anne When Tutor Meets Student 15.1 1994 pp.70-74
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DiPardo Anne 'Whispers of Coming and Going': Lessons from Fannie 12.2 1992 pp.125-145
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Explores the position of tutors as both teachers and learners.
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Downs Virginia What Do English Teachers Want? 2.2 1982 pp.30-33
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Looks at how tutors work on revision and confront seemingly impossible teacher goals.
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Dunn Jim One to One: Resources for Conference-Centered Writing 2.2 1982 pp.1-7
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Dvorak Kevin Virtual Peer Review: Teaching and Learning about Writing in Online Environments 25.1 2005 pp.64-67
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Eckerle Julie IWCA Graduate Student Position Statement 23.1 2002 pp.59-61
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Outlines ideal working conditions for graduate student administrators in writing centers.
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Ede Lisa Some Millenial Thoughts about the Future of Writing Centers 20.2 2000 pp.33-38
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Discusses opportunities that will be available to writing centers in the future and offers suggestions for ways in which writing centers can lead the way toward widespread educational improvement.
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Ede Lisa Writing as a Social Process: A Theoretical Foundation for Writing Centers 9.2 1989 pp.3-15
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Demonstrates how collaborative learning and the social context of teaching and learning provide a theoretical basis for the work in writing centers.
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Ede Lisa Writing Centers and the Politics of Location: A Response to Terrance Riley and Stephen M. North 16.2 1996 pp.111-131
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Looks at how considering the development of composition studies as a discipline, one that requires a collaborative effort on the part of both scholars and practitioners, can be applied to writing center work.
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Enders Douglas The Writing Center Resource Manual 19.1 1998 pp.104-108
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Eodice Michele Noise from the Writing Center 22.2 2002 pp.91-94
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Faigley Lester Writing Centers in Times of Whitewater 19.1 1998 pp.7-19
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Outlines how writing centers have continued to be leaders in educational methodology-- and how they can, and must, do so in the future.
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Farrell Pamela Writer, Peer Tutor, and Computer: A Unique Relationship 8.1 1987 pp.29-35
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Maintains that tutor-student collaboration with computers and writing break social barriers.
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Fields Stephen D The High School Writing Center: Establishing and Maintaining One 10.2 1990 pp.85-91
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Fitzgerald Lauren The Center Will Hold: Critical Perspectives on Writing Center Scholarship 24.2 2004 pp.61-64
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Fontaine Sheryl I Finding Consistency and Speculating Change: What Can We Learn about Portfolio Assessment from the Writing Center 16.1 1995 pp.46-59
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Suggests that a theoretical approach should drive writing center portfolio assessment.
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Freed Stacey Activity in the Tutorial Session: How Far Can We Go? 10.1 1989 pp.39-45
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Addresses the ideas and the concerns of tutors in a tutorial, i.e. how they engage in discussion without argument.
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Fulwiler Toby Provocative Revision 12.2 1992 pp.190-205
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Demonstrates that teaching writing is teaching re-writing.
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Gamboa Sylvia H Writing Centers on the ROPES: Using a Wilderness Lab for Discovery 11.2 1991 pp.29-41
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Shows how to use outdoor learning experiences for staff development.
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Ganobcsik-Williams Lisa Student Writing: Access, Regulation, Desire 22.2 2002 pp.85-90
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Gardner Clinton Taking Flight with OWLs: Examining Electronic Writing Center Work 20.2 2000 pp.77-79
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Gardner Phillip J The Polyvalent Mission of Writing Centers 25.1 2004 pp.25-42
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Argues that we must move away from binaries present in much writing center theory that locates the writing center on the margins of the academy and recognize that the success of writing centers depends upon acknowledging their complementary relationship to the university.
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Geller Anne Ellen Tick-Tock, Next: Finding Epochal Time in the Writing Center 25.1 2004 pp.5-24
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Suggests that writing center tutors watch the clock less and conduct their sessions in epochal time, which allows for increased presence and learning on the parts of both tutor and student.
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George Diana Teaching One-to-One: The Writing Conference 8.2 1988 pp.49-53
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George Diana Expanded Roles/Expanded Responsibilities: The Changing Nature of Writing Centers Today 11.1 1990 pp.59-67
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Reviews the various ways in which writing centers expand their missions and services.
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Gilewicz Magdalena Close Vertical Transcription in Writing Center Training and Research 24.1 2003 pp.25-50
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Argues that the depth and complexity of close vertical transcription makes it more appropriate than horizontal transcription for analyzing tutoring sessions.
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Gill Judy Another Look at WAC and the Writing Center 16.2 1996 pp.164-179
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Takes a look at "generic academic writing" in a writing center serving a WAC program.
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Gillam Alice M Administrative Problem-Solving for Writing Programs and Writing Centers: Scenarios in Effective Program Management 20.2 2000 pp.73-76
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Gillam Alice M Writing Center Ecology: A Bakhtinian Perspective 11.2 1991 pp.3-13
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Reads the writing center through critical theorist Mikhail Bakhtin to offer new perspectives on writing center ecology.
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Glassman Susan Training Peer Tutors Using Video 5.2/6.1 1985 pp.40-46
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Demonstrates how Herzberg's theory of management training proves useful for tutor training.
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Golombek Paula R Writing in Multicultural Settings 18.2 1998 pp.71-74
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Greene Stuart Textual Dynamics of the Profession: Historical and Contemporary Studies of Writing in Professional Communities 12.2 1992 pp.211-217
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Grimm Nancy The Regulatory Role of the Writing Center: Coming to Terms with a Loss of Innocence 17.1 1996 pp.5-30
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Looks at how the writing center worker can do more harm than good when trying to provide an abundance of information to a student in a short period of time and asserts that writing center workers are implicated in regulatory uses of literacy despite their innocence in attempting to accomplish all that a tutorial demands.
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Grobman Laurie Remembrances of Candace Spigelman 25.2 2005 pp.82-86
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Gruber Sibylle Coming to Terms with Contradictions: Online Materials, Plagiarism, and the Writing Center 19.1 1998 pp.49-73
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Gives an example of a problem unique to tutoring on-line: the ethics of the tutor-teacher-student relationship.
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Haas Teri The Unskilled Writer and the Formula Essay: Composing by Rules 3.2 1983 pp.11-22
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Asserts that basic writers know the writing formula but do not know how to translate it into successful composing behavior and offers a workshop for successful revision.
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Hackworth Jason The Allyn and Bacon Guide to Peer Tutoring 21.1 2000 pp.92-95
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Harris Muriel Preparing to Sit at the Head Table: Maintaining Writing Center Viability in the Twenty-First Century 20.2 2000 pp.13-22
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Offers suggestions to ensure the viability of writing centers in the future, including integrating technology into the writing center and preparing writing centers to address larger numbers of ESL students.
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Harris Jeanette The Writing Center: New Directions 12.2 1992 pp.205-211
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Harris Joseph Training Tutors for Writing Center Conferences 5.1 1984 pp.30-38
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Harris Muriel Growing Pains: The Coming of Age of Writing Centers 2.1 1982 pp.1-9
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Presents a history of writing centers and their activities, to date.
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Harris Muriel Solutions and Trade-Offs in Writing Center Administration 12.1 1991 pp.63-80
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Looks at many issues common to writing centers: structuring the center, challenges with teachers, perceptions of the center.
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Harris Muriel Theory and Reality: The Ideal Writing Center(s) 5.2/6.1 1985 pp.4-10
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Speaks to the importance of defining a real writing center.
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Harris Muriel What's Up and What's In: Trends and Traditions in Writing Centers 11.1 1990 pp.15-27
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Traces similarities in writing center collaboration over time.
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Harris Muriel Beyond Freshman Comp: Expanded Uses of the Writing Center 1.1 1980 pp.41-49
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Looks at the potential adaptability of the writing center to serving students outside of first-year composition.
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Hashimoto I.Y College Spelling Tests: The State of the Art 5.1 1984 pp.1-14
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Points out that spelling books are inefficient because textbooks are inefficient and offers alternatives.
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Haviland Carol Peterson Writing Center Research: Extending the Conversation 23.1 2002 pp.63-66
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Haviland Carol Peterson Writing Centers and Writing-Across-The-Curriculum: An Important Connection 5.2/6.1 Rpt. in 23.2 1985/2003 pp.25-30/5-13
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Presents three models of writing center activities that extend to WAC thinking and writing skills.
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Haynes-Burton Cynthia "Hanging Your Alias on Their Scene": Writing Centers, Graffiti, and Style 14.2 1994 pp.112-125
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Discusses the different ways students write and argues that, despite the different voices, writers should be encouraged to continue writing as they see the world, while also incorporating the different world(s) around them in their writing.
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Hayward Malcom Assessing Attitudes Toward the Writing Center 3.2 1983 pp.1-12
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Examines the compatibility of the writing center staff goals and the faculty rating goals.
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Healy Dave A Defense of Dualism: The Writing Center and the Classroom 14.1 1993 pp.16-30
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Contends that denouncing the writing center as helpful in the writing process is not going to make writing centers disappear
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Healy Dave Tutorial Role Conflict in the Writing Center 11.2 1991 pp.41-51
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Explores tutorial role conflicts and authority in peer situations.
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Hemmeter Thomas The "Smack of Difference": The Language of Writing Center Discourse 11.1 1990 pp.35-49
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Examines the use of language in writing center discourse in terms of separation and unity.
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Hobson Eric H Maintaining our Balance: Walking the Tightrope of Competing Epistemologies 13.1 1992 pp.65-76
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Describes the various philosophical bases for writing center work that must be negotiated for effective practice.
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Hobson Eric H Writing Centers: An Annotated Bibliography 18.1 1998 pp.61-65
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Holbrook Hilary Taylor Issues in the Writing Lab: ERIC/RCS Report 9.2 1989 pp.67-73
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Addresses staff training, technology, and outreach.
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Howard Rebecca Moore Deriving Backwriting from Writing Back 24.2 2004 pp.3-18
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Explains that backwriting, a dialogic critique of hegemonic academic structure, can empower marginalized students and writing center practitioners, though it is often linked to plagiarism.
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Hubbuch Susan M A Tutor Needs to Know the Matter to Help a Student With a Paper: ___Agree___Disagree___Not Sure 8.2 1988 pp.23-31
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Explores the advantages and disadvantages of tutors who may or may not be knowledgeable about a discipline.
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Hughes Bradley T When Tutor Meets Student: Experiences in Collaborative Learning 12.1 1991 pp.101-105
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Hughes Bradley T Institutional and Intimate Contexts: A Review of Recent Writing Center Scholarship 14.2 1994 pp.172-183
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Ianetta Melissa On Location: Theory and Practice in Classroom-Based Writing Tutoring 25.2 2005 pp.73-77
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Ianetta Melissa If Aristotle Ran the Writing Center: Classical Rhetoric and Writing Center Administration 24.2 2004 pp.37-60
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Highlights persuasive appeals of Aspasia, Socrates, Isocrates, and Aristotle as tools for writing center administrators to use when addressing the challenges of writing center work.
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Inman James A The Importance of Innovation: Diffusion Theory and Technological Progress in Writing Centers 21.1 2000 pp.49-66
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Through the lens of Rogers' diffusion theory, presents a way for writing center professionals to collaborate, with a focus on innovation rather than on technology itself.
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Inman James A Wiring the Writing Center 19.2 1999 pp.90-95
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Jacoby Jay Recent Writing Center Scholarship: A Checklist, April 1985-March 1986 7.1 1986 pp.45-53
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Jacoby Jay Recent Writing Center Scholarship: A Checklist, April 1986-March 1987 8.1 1987 pp.43-49
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Jacoby Jay Shall We Talk to Them in "English": The Contributions of a Sociolinguist to Training Writing Center Personnel 4.1 1983 pp.1-15
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Discusses that giving tutors too much responsibility may hurt their tutoring styles and instead may make them "little" professors who assume an authoritative approach rather than a collaborative approach to learning.
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Janangelo Joseph The Polarities of Context in the Writing Center Conference 8.2 1988 pp.31-37
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Discusses the effects of personal context on a tutorial.
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Johnstone Anne The Writing Tutorial as Ecology: A Case Study 9.2 1989 pp.51-57
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Compares writing tutorials to an ecological system.
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Joyner Michael The Writing Center Conference and the Textuality of Power 12.1 1991 pp.80-90
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Discusses the distinction between subjectivity and objectivity in a tutorial session, i.e. the approach that works more effectively and the position a tutor should take depending upon the situation.
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Kail Harvey Writing Center Work: An Ongoing Challenge 20.2 2000 pp.25-28
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Celebrates the success of writing centers while noting future challenges for writing centers, such as changing student populations, technologies, and budgeting.
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Kail Harvey The Practical Tutor 9.2 1989 pp.61-67
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Kail Harvey Texts for Tutors and Teachers 5.1 1984 pp.14-30
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Describes texts available for tutor training emphasizing collaborative learning.
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Kelly Lou One on One, Iowa City Style: Fifty Years of Individualized Instruction in Writing 1.1 1980 pp.4-22
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Outlines the history of the Iowa City writing center.
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Kemp Fred Getting Smart with Computers: Computer-Aided Heuristics for Student Writers 8.1 1987 pp.3-11
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Looks at how attitudes shape the use of the computer in the writing center and envisions the computer as a teaching tool, as an extension of human understanding.
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Kemp Fred Microcomputers and Word Processing Programs: An Evaluation and Critique 6.2 1986 pp.51-57
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Kennedy Barbara I Non-Native Speakers as Students in First-Year Composition Classes with Native Speakers: How Can Writing Tutors Help? 13.2 1993 pp.27-39
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Explores mainstreaming non-native speakers and writing center interventions: focuses on information-processing approaches to language acquisition.
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Kiedaisch Jean Learning More for the Students 12.1 1991 pp.90-101
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Posits that what is asked and what is done as a result of student questionnaires affect client satisfaction.
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Kiedaisch Jean Look Back and Say "So What": The Limitations of the Generalist Tutor 14.1 1993 pp.63-75
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Debates the differences between tutoring by a discipline-specific tutor and a generalist tutor.
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Kilborn Judith Listening to the World: Cultural Issues in Academic Writing 16.1 1995 pp.74-81
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Kilborn Judith Intercultural Competence: Interpersonal Communication Across Cultures 16.1 1995 pp.74-81
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Kimball Sara Cybertext/Cyberspeech: Writing Centers and Online Magic 18.1 1998 pp.30-50
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Warns against unexamined use of new technology by illustrating ancient and current examples.
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Kinkead Joyce What's Next for Writing Centers? 20.2 2000 pp.23-24
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Presents an optimistic view of the future of the writing center as a central recruitment and retention tool for universities as well as a primary site for scholarly research on writing and broader academic issues.
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Kinkead Joyce The National Writing Centers Association as Mooring: A Personal History of the First Decade 16.2 1996 pp.131-144
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Discusses why there is a national organization for writing centers and why the Conference on College Composition and Communication was not enough for writing center workers.
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Kjesrud Roberta D Writing Groups Inside and Outside the Classroom 25.1 2005 pp.61-63
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Kleimann Susan Senior Citizens and Junior Writers: A Center for Exchange 2.1 1982 pp.57-59
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Promotes the use of retired professionals in the writing center.
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Lamb M.E Just Getting the Words Down on Paper: Results from the Five-Minute Writing Practice 2.2 1982 pp.1-7
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Explores what happens when the student actually writes and attempts to demystify the writing process.
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Lang Frederick K A Substitute for Experience 7.1 1986 pp.19-27
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Gives advice for developing writers and their tutors: draw on experience, observation, reading.
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Lassner Phyllis Conferencing: The Psychodynamics of Teaching Contraries 4.2 1984 pp.22-31
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Discusses the art of tutoring sessions and the tutor's responsibilities to the student as well as to the larger civic community.
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Leahy Richard Of Writing Centers, Centeredness, and Centrism 13.1 1992 pp.43-53
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Looks at the debate about what "center" means and comments on the ramifications of calling the site a lab or a center.
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Leahy Richard When the Going is Good: Implications of "Flow" and "Liking" for Writers and Tutors 15.2 1995 pp.152-163
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Explores the affective dimension in tutorials.
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Leahy Richard Writing Centers and Writing-for-Learning 10.1 1989 pp.31-39
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Details the writing center's responsibility to WAC programs.
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Leeson Lee Ann All of the Answers or Some of the Questions? Teacher as Learner in the Writing Center 2.2 1982 pp.18-24
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Discusses teacher's position in the writing center in terms of authority and personal strategies for maintaining the learner's position.
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Lerner Neal Confessions of a First-Time Writing Center Director 21.1 2000 pp.29-48
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Discusses the disparity among professional status levels of writing center directors.
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Lerner Neal Searching for Robert Moore 22.1 2001 pp.9-32
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Explains that the history of writing centers in often more complicated and richer than most scholarship suggests.
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Lester Nancy B The Rites of Writing 3.2 1983 pp.22-29
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Lichtenstein Gary Ethics of Peer Tutoring 4.1 1983 pp.29-35
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Discusses the positive effects of tutor's spirit and the ethical concern for students.
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Lillis Theresa Local Research Contexts and International Conversations: A Response to Lisa Ganobcsik-Williams' Review of Student Writing: Access, Regulation, Desire 23.1 2002 pp.77-80
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Lochman Daniel T "A Dialogue of One": Orality and Literacy in the Writing Center 10.1 1989 pp.19-31
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Looks at how writing centers empower writers and create opportunities and methods to speak powerfully in the academic discourse community.
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Lochman Daniel T Play and Games: Implications for the Writing Center 7.1 1986 pp.11-19
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Points to the positive employment of play in the writing center.
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Lotto Edward The Writer's Audience is Sometimes a Fiction 5.2/6.1 1985 pp.15-21
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Uses Walter Ong's "The Writer's Audience is Always Fiction" to explain how writers create meaning.
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Luchte Jeanne Computer Programs in the Writing Center: A Bibliographical Essay 8.1 1987 pp.11-21
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Addresses how computers assist writers during the composing process and how to teach the composing process in the writing center.
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Luckett Clinton Adapting a Conventional Writing Lab to the Berthoff Approach 5.2/6.1 1985 pp.21-25
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Draws a relationship between Berthoff's work that focuses on how the mind makes meaning and the work of the writing center.
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Lunsford Andrea Collaboration, Control, and the Idea of a Writing Center 12.1 1991 pp.3-11
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Compares the ideal writing center to a Burkean Parlor and discusses the evolution of the writing center from Storehouse to Garret to Burkean Parlor.
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Lyons Greg Validating Cultural Differences in the Writing Center 12.2 1992 pp.145-159
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Argues that validating cultural differences across the campus contributes to the development of critical awareness.
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Martin Francis Close Encounters of an Ancient Kind: Readings on the Tutorial Classroom and the Writing Conference 2.2 1982 pp.7-18
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Focuses on the art of tutorials as an ancient British practice, including a bibliography on tutorials.
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Marx Michael Steven Bringing Tutorials to a Close: Counseling's Termination Process and the Writing Tutorial 11.2 1991 pp.51-61
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Suggests ways to end long-term tutoring relationships by encouraging the student to assume responsibility for writing.
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Masiello Lea The Faculty Survey: Identifying Bridges between the Classroom and the Writing Center 11.2 1991 pp.73-81
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Discusses the writing center director's relationship to other departments and offers ideas for building links to faculty.
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McAndrew Donald Memories of Wendy 24.1 2003 pp.5-6
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McCall William Writing Centers and the Idea of Consultancy 14.2 1994 pp.163-172
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Explores the difference between calling the writing center worker a "tutor" or a "consultant."
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McDonald James C Dealing with Diversity: A Review Essay of Recent Tutor-Training Books 25.2 2005 pp.63-72
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McDonald James C Rethinking the Research Paper in the Writing Center 14.2 1994 pp.125-136
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Looks at the place of the writing center in the hierarchy of instruction and at the writing center's ability to effect change.
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McDonald James C Tutoring Literature Students in Dr. Frankenstein's Writing Laboratory 12.2 1992 pp.180-190
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Discusses the relationship of the tutor, student, teacher, and literary work.
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Meeks Lynn Writing on Computers in English Composition 8.1 1987 pp.63-67
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Melnik James F. The Politics of Writing Conferences: Describing Authority through Speech Act Theory 4.2 1984 pp.9-22
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Discusses the conference as a space for text development or as a site to impart useful strategies for working through writing problems.
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Mick Connie Snyder "Little Teachers," Big Students: Graduate Students as Tutors and the Future of Writing Center Theory 20.1 1999 pp.33-50
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Suggests that study of the graduate student writing tutor may stimulate new areas of writing center research and practice.
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Morrison Julie Bauer How Was Your Session at the Writing Center?: Pre- and Post-Grade Student Evaluations 23.2 2003 pp.25-42
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Finds that paper grades affect some students' satisfaction with writing center tutorials.
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Moseley Ann From Factory to Workshop: Revising the Writing Center 4.2 1984 pp.31-39
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Focuses on the writing center's image, while establishing the center as an indispensible, multi-functional service that could be reduced to a remedial center.
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Murphy Christina Good Intentions: Writing Center Work for Postmodern Times 21.2 2001 pp.99-103
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Murphy Christina Freud in the Writing Center: The Psychoanalysis of Tutoring Well 10.1 1989 pp.13-19
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Illustrates the psychoanalytical aspect of the tutor-writer relationship, even while the two establish an interpersonal relationship.
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Murphy Christina Weaving Knowledge Together: Writing Centers and Collaboration 19.2 1999 pp.84-90
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Myers Sharon A "Reassessing the Proofreading Trap": ESL Tutoring and Writing Instruction 24.1 2003 pp.51-70
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Suggests that, in order to better address the needs of ESL students, tutors must work to develop a greater understanding of second language learning processes and a keen knowledge of the pedagogical grammar of English as a second language.
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Nash Thomas Hamlet, Polonius, and the Writing Center 1.1 1980 pp.34-43
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Examines the mask or persona of the writing center director who must mitigate conflict between professor and student.
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Nash Thomas Tutoring Writing 2.2 1982 pp.36-40
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Neil Lynn Riely Individual Student-Teacher Conferences: Guiding Content Revision with Sixth Graders 7.2 1987 pp.37-45
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Maintains that conferencing should involve the teacher as student advocate and produce a two-way conversation.
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Neuleib Janice Tutors and Computers: An Easy Alliance 11.1 1990 pp.49-59
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Maintains that using computers can modernize tutor's composing process and ultimately close the distance between writer and tutor.
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Neuleib Janice Talking About Writing: A Guide for Tutor and Teacher Conferences 7.1 1986 pp.53-57
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Newman Beatrice Mendez Centering the Borderlands: The Writing Center at Hispanic Serving Institutions 23.2 2003 pp.43-62
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Explains that tutors must recognize thet writing center's important role of orienting Hispanic borderlands students within the university, work to understand the challenges these students face, and become better equipped to meet their needs.
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North Stephen M Improving Writing Skills 2.2 1982 pp.43-45
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North Stephen M Revisiting "The Idea of a Writing Center" 15.1 1994 pp.7-20
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Suggests that the writing center attends to a student's needs through intellectual challenge and that the writing center should provide tutors what they need to know to change the attitudes of students toward writing.
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Nowacek Rebecca Schoenike Between Talk and Teaching: Reconsidering the Writing Conference 20.1 1999 pp.73-77
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Nugent Susan Monroe One Woman's Ways of Knowing 10.2 1990 pp.17-31
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Describes the five ways women have of knowing for learning and discusses a new perspective on the intellectual development of female students.
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Olson Gary A Heuristics: Out of the Pulpit and into the Writing Center 2.1 1982 pp.48-57
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Incorporates invention techniques for the writing center using an Aristotelian heuristic.
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Onore Cynthia In Their Own "Write": A Portrait of the Peer Tutor as a Young Professional 3.1 1982 pp.20-32
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Presents three essays written by Onore's tutors to describe peer tutoring in writing at New York University.
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Orr Susan The Process of Design is Almost Like Writing an Essay 22.2 2002 pp.39-54
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Reveals the underexploited connections between writing processes and design processes, concluding that writing instructors should make use of these connections in order to change art and design students' attitudes toward the writing process.
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Papay Twila Yates Collaborating with a Difference: How a South African Writing Center Brings Comfort to the Contact Zone 23.1 2002 pp.5-22
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Discusses writing consultants' transformation of universal concepts, such as collaboration, to address specific local needs.
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Partenheimer David The Perspectives on Wandah/HBL Writer 8.1 1987 pp.49-59
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Focuses on WANDAH, computer software.
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Pemberton Michael A Planning for Hypertexts in the Writing Center ... Or Not 24.1 2003 pp.9-24
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Explores the threat technology poses to writing centers and questions the necessity of preparing writing tutors to address issues involved with creating and analyzing hypertext.
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Pemberton Michael Rethinking the WAC/Writing Center Connection 15.2 1995 pp.116-134
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Advocates for the harmonious relationship between writing-across-the-curriculum programs and writing centers, while establishing proof that the writing center helps students with the writing process.
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Pennington Jill The Politics of Writing Centers 23.1 2002 pp.67-72
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Petit Angela The Writing Center as "Purified Space": Competing Discourses and the Dangers of Definition 17.2 1997 pp.111-123
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Offers definitions of writing centers, collaboration, and power.
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Petric Bojana Students' Attitudes Towards Writing and the Development of Academic Writing Skills 22.2 2002 pp.9-27
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Explores ESL graduate students' attitudes about writing and encourages both students and instructors to have greater awareness of their own as well as others' attitudes about writing.
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Posey Evelyn An Ongoing Tutor-Training Program 6.2 1986 pp.29-37
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Suggests that looking at the writing experience as a powerful means of learning can aid in the training of excellent students with no experience to be writing tutors.
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Powers Judith K Rethinking Writing Center Conferencing Strategies for the ESL Writer 13.2 1993 pp.39-48
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Offers solutions for collaboration and conferencing with ESL students.
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Raines Helen Howell Tutoring and Teaching: Continuum, Dichotomy, or Dialect? 14.2 1994 pp.150-163
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Offers a dialectical process to discuss concepts of teaching and tutoring.
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Reichelt Melinda Landmark Essays on ESL Writing 21.2 2001 pp.104-107
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Reigstad Tom The Writing Conference: An Ethnographic Model for Discovering Patterns of Teacher-Student Interaction 2.1 1982 pp.9-21
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Presents a systematic look at what occurs between a teacher and student in a tutorial.
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Riley Terrance The Unpromising Future of Writing Centers 15.1 1994 pp.20-43
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Asserts that writing center pedagogy is an alternative to mass education.
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Rodis Karen Mending the Damaged Path: How to Avoid Conflict of Expectations when Setting up a Writing Center 10.2 1990 pp.45-59
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Discusses the damaged relationship between English departments and writing centers due to inequities of purpose and inequities of staff.
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Rodrigues Dawn A Writer's Introduction to Word Processing 8.1 1987 pp.59-63
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Rorschach Elizabeth Writing Centers: Theory and Administration 5.1 1984 pp.43-51
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Roswell Barbara You Don't Need a Weatherman to Know Which Way the Wind Blows: An Alternative Response to Jane Thompkins' A Life in School: What the Teacher Learned 19.1 1998 pp.108-112
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Runciman Lex Defining Ourselves: Do We Really Want to Use the Word Tutor? 11.1 1990 pp.27-35
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Attempts to answer the following: What is the tutor's role? What does "tutor" mean to student, faculty, and administration?
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Runciman Lex Intersection: Theory-Practice in the Writing Center 15.1 1994 pp.74-80
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Russell Scott Clients Who Frequent Madam Barnett's Emporium 20.1 1999 pp.61-72
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Compares writing center tutors to sex trade workers, and suggests that writing center workers should reconsider the human mechanics of the writing center tutorial.
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Santa Tracy Writing Center Orthodoxies as Damocles' Sword: An International Perspective 22.2 2002 pp.29-38
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Argues for the use of improvisation in writing center tutoring, specifically in non-Western writing centers, that draws on pedagogical theory but does not necessarily follow the prescriptive rules for tutoring many theories espouse.
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Scanlon Leone C Recruiting and Training Tutors for Cross-Disciplinary Writing Programs 6.2 1986 pp.37-43
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Explains that to service the needs of a writing-across-the-curriculum program, tutors are recruited from other disciplines where training depends on theories from different types of discourse.
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Severino Carol Approaches to Teaching Non-Native English Speakers Across the Curriculum 20.1 1999 pp.78-81
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Severino Carol Rhetorically Analyzing Collaboration 13.1 1992 pp.53-65
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Analysis of hierarchical and dialogic collaboration in the writing center.
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Severino Carol The "Doodles" in Context: Qualifying Claims about Contrastive Rhetoric 14.1 1993 pp.44-63
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Discusses ESL tutoring with a review of Kaplan's 1966 diagrams.
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Severino Carol The Writing Center as Site for Cross-Language Research 15.1 1994 pp.51-62
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Details writing center research on language barriers between teacher and student.
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Shamoon Linda K A Critique of Pure Tutoring 15.2 1995 pp.134-152
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Examines the tutor-student agenda and discusses the advantages of having disciplinary knowledge when tutoring.
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Sherwood Steve Apprenticed to Failure: Learning from the Students We Can't Help 17.1 1996 pp.49-58
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Examines writing center failure with respect to learning disabilities.
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Sherwood Steve Censoring Students, Censoring Ourselves: Constraining Conversations in the Writing Center 20.1 1999 pp.51-60
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Argues that in considering students, writing center workers must acknowledge the students' best interests and not their own political or ideological agendas.
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Sherwood Steve Humor and the Serious Tutor 13.2 1993 pp.3-13
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Treats the use of humor as a successful bridge in collaboration, which promotes a positive relationship between the teacher and the student.
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Shurbutt S. Bailey Integration of Classroom Computer Use and the Peer Evaluation Process: Increasing the Level of Composition Proficiency through Student Revision 8.1 1987 pp.35-43
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Contends that computer use increases collaboration, peer evaluation, and major revisions.
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Simpson Jeanne What Lies Ahead for Writing Centers: Position Statement on Professional Concerns 5.2/6.1 1985 pp.35-40
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Argues that legitimacy has been achieved and asserts that the writing center community should look ahead to anticipate changes, to continue as a support group, and to function as both a learning center and writing center.
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Singley Carol J Dialogue in Tutor Training: Creating the Essential Space for Learning 8.2 1988 pp.11-23
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Maintains that conversation is the essence of peer tutoring.
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Skelton Jim Writing in the Center: Teaching in a Writing Center Setting 6.2 1986 pp.43-51
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Smith Louise Z Independence and Collaboration: Why We Should Decentralize Writing Centers 7.1/Rpt. in 23.2 2003 pp.3-10/15-23
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Describes the intellectual and political components of the composition and writing-across-the-curriculum pedagogies.
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Smith Jane Bowman A Tutorial Focusing on Concrete Details: Using Christensen's Levels of Generality 10.2 1990 pp.59-67
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Contemplates how a tutor explains to the student-writer the purpose of the assignment and the teacher's expectation as a reader.
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Smith Louise Z Family Systems Theory and the Form of Conference Dialogue 11.2 1990/1991 pp.3-17/61-73
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Uses family systems theory to make conferences more productive.
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Smulyan Lisa Classroom and Writing Center Collaborations: Peers as Authorities 9.2 1989 pp.43-51
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Demonstrates that peer collaboration is crucial in a high school writing center.
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Soliday Mary Shifting Roles in Classroom Tutoring: Cultivating the Art of Boundary Crossing 16.1 1995 pp.59-74
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Discusses curriculum-based tutoring programs and tutoring roles.
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Sollisch James From Fellow Writer to Reading Coach: The Peer Tutor's Role in Collaboration 5.2/6.1 1985 pp.10-15
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Describes the role of the tutor in a collaborative learning environment.
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Song Bailin Tutoring in the Classroom: A Quantitative Study 18.1 1998 pp.50-61
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Discusses the impact of effective in-class tutoring.
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Spear Karen I Toward a Comprehensive Language Curriculum 2.1 1982 pp.34-48
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Presents the history of writing centers and their ability to adapt as useful to curriculum development
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Spitzer Harriet E. Microcomputers and Basic Skills in College: Application in Reading, Writing, English as a Second Language and Mathematics 5.1 1984 pp.38-43
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Spooner Michael Lives and Stones: A Remembrance of Wendy 24.1 2003 pp.7-8
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Stay Byron A Life in School: What the Teacher Learned 18.1 1998 pp.65-68
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Stay Byron When Re-Writing Succeeds: An Analysis of Student Revisions 4.1 1983 pp.15-29
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Discusses the importance of focusing on revision in the writing process.
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Stock Patricia Lambert Reforming Education in the Land-Grant University: Contributions from a Writing Center 18.1 1998 pp.7-30
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Explains the importance of learning communities and connects the pedagogy of writing centers to pedagogical enhancement in Land-Grant universities.
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Stull William The Hartford Sentence-Combining Laboratory: From Theory to Program 1.1 1980 pp.20-36
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Describes an oral and sentence-combining laboratory at Hartford.
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Sullivan Sally From Thought to Word: Learning to Trust Images 3.1 1982 pp.11-20
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Explains how to get students to add details and supporting evidence during the writing process to gain credibility.
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Summerfield Judith Writing Centers: A Long View 8.2 1988 pp.3-11
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Looks at what has been accomplished since the inception of writing centers.
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Sunstein Bonnie Moveable Feasts, Liminal Spaces: Writing Centers and the State of In-Betweenness 18.2 1998 pp.7-27
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Looks at the role of the writing center, the definition of a writing center, and the multiple roles of tutors.
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Tackach James Theory Z Management and the College Writing Center 4.2 1984 pp.1-9
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Relates management skills used in business for use by writing center directors.
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Thomas Sharon Toward a Critical Theory of Technology and Writing 19.1 1998 pp.73-87
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Describes how an unsatisfactory experience with tutoring online led to an expansion of different kinds of services that met the technological needs of their community.
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Thompson Thomas C Personality Preferences, Tutoring Styles, and Implications for Tutor Training 14.2 1994 pp.136-150
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Differentiates and explains personality type tutor training, Briggs and Myers' behavior expectations, and tutoring styles.
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Thonus Terese Tutors as Teachers: Assisting ESL/EFL Students in the Writing Center 13.2 1993 pp.13-27
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Focuses on successful approaches in working with ESL students.
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Thonus Terese Triangulation in the Writing Center: Tutor, Tutee, and Instructor Perceptions of the Tutor's Role 22.1 2001 pp.59-82
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Investigates tutor roles based on tutor, tutee, and instructor expectations.
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Tipper Margaret O Real Men Don't Do Writing Centers 19.2 1999 pp.33-41
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Investigates the reluctance of students to use the writing center in an all boys' secondary school.
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Trachsel Mary Nurturant Ethics and Academic Ideas: Convergence in the Writing Center 16.1 1995 pp.24-46
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Describes the nature of human learning, the position of women in society, and "feminized" worksites.
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Trimbur John Literacy Networks: Toward Cultural Studies of Writing and Tutoring 12.2 1992 pp.174-180
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Positions the tutoring relationship as part of a cultural network of literacy.
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Trimbur John Peer Tutoring: A Contradiction in Terms? 7.2 1987 pp.21-29
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Examines expectations of tutors and implications for tutor training.
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Trimbur John Multiliteracies, Social Futures, and Writing Centers 20.2 2000 pp.29-32
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Predicts the move from writing centers to multiliteracy centers with an expanded focus on written, oral, visual, and multilingual communication.
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Upton James The High School Writing Center: The Once and Future Services 11.1 1990 pp.67-73
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Discusses a secondary writing and learning center for future college students and the relationship with content area instruction.
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Vandenberg Peter Lessons of Inscription: Tutor Training and the "Professional Conversation" 19.2 1999 pp.59-84
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Looks at the implications of hierarchy in writing centers, i.e., how theory affects tutor training and performance.
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Waldo Mark L What Should the Relationship between the Writing Center and Writing Program Be? 11.1 1990 pp.73-81
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Describes the relationship between the writing center and composition program as well as their parallel purposes.
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Walker Kristen The Debate over Generalist and Specialist Tutors: Genre Theory's Contribution 18.2 1998 pp.27-47
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Examines the role of the generalist or specialist tutor, including a discussion of social constructionism and genre theory.
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Wallace Ray The Writing Center's Role in the Writing-Across-the-Curriculum Program 8.2 1988 pp.43-49
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Focuses on how to coordinate and develop a writing-across-the-curriculum program.
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Weaver Margaret Censoring What Tutors' Clothing "Says": First Amendment Rights/Writes Within Tutorial Space 24.2 2004 pp.19-36
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Explains that the "safe house" idea of a writing center involves censorship on the part of the writing center staff, whereas a writing center environment encouraging open, sometimes disruptive, dialogue better reflects and upholds our First Amendment rights.
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Weaver Margaret Resistance is Anything but Futile: Some More Thoughts on Writing Conference Summaries 21.2 2001 pp.35-56
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Concludes that student/tutor discussion and co-authoring of conference summaries helps to connect disparate student culture with academic culture.
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Welch Nancy Migrant Rationalities: Graduate Students and the Idea of Authority in the Writing Center 16.1 1995 pp.5-24
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Discusses authority, student voice, and discourse community in composition studies.
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Welch Nancy From Silence to Noise: The Writing Center as Critical Exile 14.1 1993 pp.3-16
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Explains that collaboration and peer group writing response initiates a voice for the student in the writing center.
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Whipple Bob Literacy and Computers: The Complications of Teaching with Technology 15.1 1994 pp.80-84
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White Linda F Spelling Instruction in the Writing Center 12.1 1991 pp.34-48
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Describes the role the writing center plays as the only resource for poor spellers, focusing on orthography and development of spelling.
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Wilson Lucy Going Beyond Remedial: The Writing Center and the Literature Class 6.2 1986 pp.19-29
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Suggests how to eliminate the stigma that a writing center has of being a fix-it shop for basic skills.
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Wingate Molly The Harcourt-Brace Guide to Peer Tutoring 18.2 1998 pp.74-76
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Wingate Molly Writing Centers as Sites of Academic Culture 21.2 2001 pp.7-20
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Urges writing centers to continue to track and develop their contributions to academic culture.
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Wislocki Mary The OWL Construction and Maintenance Guide 24.1 2003 pp.71-75
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Wolcott Willa Establishing Writing Center Workshops 7.2 1987 pp.45-51
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Maintains that product-centered mini-courses and process-oriented workshops can address diverse writing objectives.
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Wolcott Willa Talking it Over: A Qualitative Study of Writing Center Conferencing 9.2 1989 pp.15-31
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Puts the conference method at the heart of writing center tutoring, while dissecting what conferencing entails.
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Wood Robert G Children of Promise: Literate Activity in Linguistically and Culturally Diverse Classrooms 13.1 1992 pp.76-80
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Woolbright Meg The Politics of Tutoring: Feminism within the Patriarchy 13.1 1993 pp.16-31
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Discusses feminist rhetoric, power, and authority in the writing center and in the academy.
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Wright Anne Terminal Writing in the Writing Lab 8.1 1987 pp.21-29
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Discusses computer centers, getting started, using computers with whole classes, and using computers to teach skills.
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Yahner William Evolution of a Writing Center: 1972-1990 11.2 1991 pp.13-29
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Discusses the evolution of a center from reaction to open enrollment and replacement, looking at social and political changes.
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Young Art College Culture and the Challenges of Collaboration 13.1 1992 pp.3-16
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Looks at collaborative learning and collaborative pedagogy in the writing center and how to overcome the challenges of both.
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Young Beth Rapp Understanding Dependency and Passivity: Reactive Behavior Patters in Writing Centers 21.1 2000 pp.67-87
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Suggests that writing centers should look to Long's Reactive Behavior Patters in order to better understand writer and writing center consultant behavior.
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Young Beth Rapp Writing Center Users Procrastinate Less: The Relationship between Individual Differences in Procrastination, Peer Feedback, and Student Writing Succes 23.1 2002 pp.45-58
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Discusses research findings that writing center users procrastinate less on their writing, and that writing centers can be particulary helpful for student who have a high procrastination tendency.
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