Navigating Life Transitions and Following Your Heart: An Interview with Weijia Li | Blog Editor Special

By |November 15th, 2023|Blog Editor|

In this article, Dr. Weijia Li, our Production Editor, shares how she views editing work and its role in her evolution as a writer and professional in the writing center space. This article is part of a longer series in which we, the editors of the blog, introduce ourselves and what we do, to you, our faithful readers. We have learned a lot about what editing, writing, and writing centers entails, but we are still growing. This series allows us to take stock and share with you our ongoing reflections. Thank you for reading and for supporting our team!

Connecting with Likeminded People: The EWCA Summer Institute

By |November 7th, 2023|Theories and Practice|

After a long waiting period through the pandemic, finally this year the European Writing Centers Association (EWCA) hosted its second Summer Institute (SI). The SI brought together writing center directors, writing consultants, professionals who were interested in setting up writing centers, and professors from universities of the USA, Qatar, the Netherlands, Kazakhstan, Germany, Belgium, Russia, Georgia, the Czech Republic and Lebanon.

Rewind & Reset: Transferring Academic Writing to the Workplace by Lawrence Cleary

By |November 2nd, 2023|Rewind & Reset|

In this month’s Rewind and Reset, our blog team is returning to Lawrence Cleary's report on the 10th Anniversary Symposium on Writing. The theme of the symposium was teaching for transfer across contexts. As colleagues in writing centers and/or writing programs continue to think about the importance of writing beyond educational contexts, we hope this piece offers some food for thought.

Uganda Christian University’s Writing Center Now a Year Old!

By |October 12th, 2023|Theories and Practice|

We cannot believe it’s already been a year since the team at Uganda Christian University joined our blog to share their experiences proposing the Writing Center. The center officially opened in August 2022. Mr. Martin Kajubi, the Acting Manager of the center, joined us again to share how he and his team are adapting the U.S. writing center model to suit the students’ contexts.

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September 2023: Where Are We Now with AI in Writing Centers?

By |September 26th, 2023|Theories and Practice|

I don’t have practical use concerns, though, really. On the whole, writing center directors and scholars are thoughtful, ethical people who aren’t inclined to make rash decisions. We make our living talking about writing and helping teach other folks how to talk about writing, and we have really good evidence that it works. I do, however, have deep theoretical and, ultimately, existential concerns.

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