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Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Writing Center Myths

I posted this video because I agree with the first myth. I'm not sure if I understand the second one. Often, in my service learning, I have had a student come in and expect me to fix everything with the paper, then hold me accountable for the grade. I think this is a dangerous misconception of writing centers. So I learned to open a session saying that I am here to offer feedback and suggestions.

2 comments:

  1. I assume the second one is to address a common fear of writing center directors that requiring all students to go to the center will cause a massive overload. I've never seen that really happen, however, and studies show that requiring students to go to the WC does have efficacy.

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  2. Hilarious! Can you imagine setting appointments as far out as the next semester? What a hoot. I think you are absolutely correct--setting the expectation is crucial. I never skip the agenda setting up front when first meeting with a writer. It's helped me--and the writer--in many ways. Thanks for posting this video. I needed a good chuckle.

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