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The Politics of Writing Centers, Eds. Jane Nelson and Kathy Evertz

Bruffee “believed that by working in peer groups, with the guidance of a teacher, students could learn to write in ways associated with academic expertise.  Although Bruffee’s claims for the efficacy of peer learning have been embraced by the writing-center community, his focus on acculturating students into the academy’s ‘normal’ ways of knowing and writing has also been criticized by many writing-center personnel who wish to problematize the normalizing effect of the academy” (Leverenz 54).

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“Man Speaking to Men:” The Writing Center as an Arm to the Liberal Arts.

William Wordsworth defines a poet as “a man speaking to men… a man pleased with his own passions and volitions, and who rejoices more than other men in the spirit of life that is in him” ( 532 more words


Building an Army

I hate to admit this, but I failed the first college level paper I ever wrote.

I’m not much of a crier. When my boyfriend broke up with me, I didn’t shed a tear. 591 more words


Career Resources @ iSLIS

It’s that time of year again – current students are looking for summer internships and graduates are looking for their dream jobs.  Searching the job market, writing up cover letters, and preparing for interviews can seem exhausting and intimidating even for veteran job hunters.  201 more words

Adapting to Awkward Scheduling

I was originally going to include this in the “Basic Steps” post, but the issue is so particular to high schools, and so obnoxious that it begged for its own post: student schedules. 689 more words