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Issue Brief: Writing Centers

Joan Mullin

Illinois State University

Writing Centers are physical and/or virtual spaces, often affiliated with schools, colleges and universities, where writers working on any communication task can receive informed, professional feedback on their writing by working with another person (peer, teacher, graduate student, professional writer), typically  in twenty minute to one hour sessions. For a summary of writing center work see

Leading Journals

Writing Center Journal

Writing Lab Newsletter  

Praxis: A Writing Center Journal

Relevant Organizations

International Writing Centers Association

European Writing Centers Association

Middle East/North Africa Writing Centers Allicance

Relevant Web Sites

WCenter archives

Secondary Writing Centers

Middle and High School Writing Centers

Purdue Online Writing Lab

IWCA Update

Relevant Email Discussion Lists


Peer Tutoring Blog

Document and Site Resources

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