Wednesday, June 10, 2020

"Dear me..."

I'd like to start a series of posts here on PeerCentered written by peer writing consultants who have recently graduated or will be graduating soon. The title of the project is "Dear me..." and conceptually, it is asking you, as a peer consultant, to write a letter to your past self when you began working as a peer writing consultant. So, in other words, it is experienced you, writing back in time to inexperienced you, letting you know what to expect, what is going to happen, what you learned, or how this work will change you.

The content of the letter is completely up to you, but just has to start with "Dear me..."

If you don't have a PeerCentered account, please contact me at Clint.Gardner@slcc.edu and I'll add you to the blog.  There is no review process for PeerCentered, and you post all on your own.  I'm thinking this is a summer project, but if it extends beyond summer 2020, I think that is cool.

So, Dear me...

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