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Friday, April 20, 2007

Praxis Call for Papers

I received this call for papers this morning:

CFP: Fall 2007 Issue of Praxis – Diversity in the Writing Center

Praxis: A Writing Center Journal welcomes submissions for its Fall 2007 issue. We especially encourage submissions on this issue’s theme: Diversity in the Writing Center. Articles on this topic may deal with the numerous ways in which writing centers foster and accommodate the diversity of their tutees and tutors. We invite contributors to interpret the theme broadly; however, some possible applications include

  • Issues of power and authority relating to race, gender, class, etc. in tutorials
  • Tutoring ESL students
  • Questions of dialect in tutees’ writing
  • Accommodating socioeconomic differences in the writing center (e.g., flexible scheduling for students who work fulltime)
  • Consultations conducted in non-English languages
  • International encounters in the writing center

Submission guidelines:

Recommended article length is 1000 to 2000 words. Articles should conform to MLA style. Send submissions as a Word document e-mail attachment to Jeremy Dean and James Jesson at praxis@uwc.utexas.edu. Also include the writer’s name, e-mail address, phone number, and affiliation. Because Praxis is a Web-based journal, please do not send paper; we do not have the resources to transcribe printed manuscripts. Images should be formatted as jpeg files and sent as attachments.

Deadline for Fall issue: September 3rd, 2007

Praxis: A Writing Center Journal is a biannual electronic publication sponsored by the University of Texas Undergraduate Writing Center, a component of the Division of Rhetoric and Writing at the University of Texas at Austin. It is a forum for writing center practitioners everywhere.

We welcome articles from writing center consultants and administrators related to training, consulting, labor issues, administration, and writing center news, initiatives, and scholarship. For further information about submitting an article or suggesting an idea, please visit us on the web at http://projects.uwc.utexas.edu/praxis/.

Praxis is a great online journal.

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Community outreach

East High School in Denver, Colorado has implemented an interesting way to emphasize literacy, reach out to its community, and to combat racism and sexism:
"What we tried to do was create a day that celebrated literacy and lyricism," James Laurie [peer tutoring coordinator] said. "In the workshop, we looked at the power of words, sexism and racism."