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Issue Brief: Writing Centers - Previous Revision

Joan Mullin

Illinois State University

jmullin@ilstu.edu

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 http://writingcenters.org/resources/writing-center-concept/

Leading Journals

Writing Center Journal http://www.english.udel.edu/wcj/

Writing Lab Newsletter http://www.writinglabnewsletter.org

Praxis: A Writing Center Journal  http://projects.uwc.utexas.edu/praxis/

Relevant Organizations

International Writing Centers Association http://writingcenters.org

European Writing Centers Association http://www.ewca.sabanciuniv.edu/eng/

Middle East/North Africa Writing Centers Allicance  http://tcc.qatar.tamu.edu/symposium.aspx

Relevant Web Sites

WCenter archives http://lyris.ttu.edu/read/?forum=wcenter

Secondary Writing Centers http://secondarywritingcenters.wikispaces.com

Middle and High School Writing Centers http://writingcenters.ning.com

Purdue Online Writing Lab http://owl.english.purdue.edu

IWCA Update http://writingcenters.org/about/publications/

Relevant Email Discussion Lists

WCenter-L http://writingcenters.org/resources/starting-a-writing-cente/#Mail

Peer Tutoring Blog  http://www.peercentered.org

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