Longman Guide to Writing Center Theory and Practice

ISBN-10: 0205574173
ISBN-13: 9780205574179
Edition: 2008
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Book details

List price: $113.20
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Longman Publishing Group
Publication date: 4/27/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 592
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.914
Language: English

All sections begin with "Introduction."
Forward by Christina Murphy
Preface
A History Of Writing Centers: Looking In The Rearview Mirror
The Writing Clinic and the Writing Laboratory
Early Writing Centers: Toward a History
Writing Centers: A Long View
The National Writing Center as Mooring: A Personal History of the First Decade
Our Little Secret: A History of Writing Centers, Pre- to Post-Open Admissions
"The Idea Of A Writing Center": Building A Theoretical Foundation
The Idea of a Writing Center
Revisiting 'The Idea of a Writing Center.'
Collaboration, Control, and the Idea of a Writing Center
Maintaining Our Balance: Walking the Tightrope of Competing Epistemologies
The Writing Center and Social Constructionist Theory
Theorizing the Writing Center: An Uneasy Task
The Unpromising Future of Writing Centers
Defining The Writing Center'S Place: Administrative and Institutional Issues
Solutions and Trade-Offs in Writing Center Administration
What Should the Relationship Be between the Writing Center and the Writing Program
Mending the Damaged Path: How to Avoid Conflict of Expectations When Setting Up a Writing Center
Perceptions, Realities, and Possibilities: Central Administration and Writing Centers
Redefining Our Existence: An Argument for Short- and Long-Term Goals and Objectives
The Process Of Tutoring: Connecting Theory and Practice
Peer Tutoring and the `Conversation of Mankind.'
Minimalist Tutoring: Making the Student Do All the Work
A Critique of Pure Tutoring
Are Writing Centers Ethical?
Look Back and Say `So What': The Limitations of the Generalist Tutor
Collaboration Is Not Collaboration Is Not Collaboration: Writing Center Tutorials vs. Peer-Response Groups
Peer Tutoring: A Contradiction in Terms
Freud in the Writing Center: The Psychoanalytics of Tutoring Well
The First Five Minutes: Setting the Agenda in a Writing Conference
Difficult Clients and Tutor Dependency: Helping the Overly Dependent Clients Become More Independent Writers
An Ongoing Tutor-Training Program
Welcoming Diversity: Multiple Cultures In The Writing Center
Really Useful Knowledge: A Cultural Studies Agenda for Writing Centers
'Whispers of Coming and Going': Lessons From Fannie
Rethinking Writing Center Conferencing Strategies for the ESL Writer
Learning Disabilities in the Writing Center
Cultural Diversity in the Writing Center: Defining Ourselves and Our Challenges
Writing Centers and Writing Across The Curriculum: A Symbiotic Relationship?
The Writing Center's Role in the Writing across the Curriculum Program: Theory and Practice
Independence and Collaboration: Why We Should Decentralize Writing Centers
The Last Best Place for Writing across the Curriculum: The Writing Center
A Writing Center without a WAC Program: The De Facto WAC Center/Writing Center
Rethinking the WAC/Writing Center Connection
Writing Centers as Infostructures: Relocating Practice within Futurist Theories of Social Change
Beyond The Physical Space: Technology In The Writing Center
Straddling the Virtual Fence
Computers in the Writing Center: A Cautionary History
Online Writing Labs (OWLS): A Taxonomy of Options
From Place to Space: Perceptual Administrative Issues in the Online Writing Center
Towards a Rhetoric of On-line Tutoring
Information Literacy and the Writing Center

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