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Welcome to Writing_Centers. This community was created for anyone affiliated with writing tutoring or Writing Centers. Share your stories, tips, resources, advice, ideas, or just meet fellow Writing Assistants!
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Jan. 29th, 2005 @ 12:09 pm How funny...
Current Mood: surprisedsurprised
...because I just added "tutoring" to my list of interests today. What a good idea for a community! I just started (this week, in fact) a new job as a teaching assistant/tutoring for the writing center at my school. Some background: sixth-year student, second-year grad student heading for a Master's in Applied Linguistics. It seems that the next step for most tutors at my writing center is teaching English Composition, which I might do two years from now, but I don't know.

I like the fact that there's a place now in LJ Land where tutors from all over creation can offer hints and inside knowledge and horror stories. I've found that most of my useful tips for undergraduates (our center only works with undergraduates) come from off the top of my head, and they seem to work well. In regards to a previous entry, our center also maintains a website that has some tutorials and links for writers, provided here (it is up-to-date in spite of the mislabeled year).

I hope this community continues to lure people in.
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Jan. 27th, 2005 @ 06:12 pm Question
I am the student manager at my university's writing center, and I was wondering if there was anything that you guys do at yours, or anything that you've found online that would be helpful in giving me ideas for using technology (websites/blogs, etc) to enhance our writing center, more for the tutors.

Let me know :-)

ps - this is a great idea for a community! it's too bad more people haven't found it!
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Oct. 28th, 2004 @ 04:19 pm (no subject)
Thank you for creating this community! I've searched for communities like this a few other times, but there weren't any. I was just about to create one, but now I don't need to.

I'm a sophomore in college, and this is my first semester working as a peer tutor in the writing center. Technically I'm still in training, but I already love it. Our college seems to place a lot of emphasis on writing, so the environment is really great, and the course we have to take to be a tutor is amazing.

I just wanted to introduce myself for now. I hope you get a lot of members!
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writing/procrastination by ayrdaomei