Month: December 2011

Complete…First Semester as a WC Tutor

As I sit here, I thought I would use my last blog post of the semester to enlighten all of you with some of the many different things I have learned through my work as a writing center tutor… 1)      Hannah has the most interesting and…

Say “No” to Boring Slideshows

While a lot of people already wrote blogs about technology in the Writing Center… I’m going to jump on the train.  Say what you will about me being a follower, but I still have things to say. The Writing Center has grown so much this year.…

Workshop Wednesday

So other than Miles totally stealing my idea for a research paper (same topic and same quote usage? really?), I thought the workshop today was really interesting and I think it ended up being a good resource for more than just myself. I’ve only ever done…

Technology in the Writing Center

I know several people have already posted about the articles we read on incorporating technology in the writing center, but I’d like to add some of my thoughts. At first, I thought that accepting technology projects was not a good idea. I do not know much…

Incorporating Media into the Writing Center

Yesterday we spent class talking about how technology is changing the writing world, and questioning both whether or not the Writing Center needs to adjust to meet this shift and what makes qualities make online-writing the most accessible. McKinney’s article really highlights this shift away from…

The Quick Help Desk

Perhaps this isn’t the place or time, and maybe I’m not the person to create such a post, but leaving the meeting last week, opinions regarding the Quick Help Desk seemed scattered. Since no one took to my “closing our eyes while voting” idea (including myself),…

A Tech-Savvy Writing Center

When I first started to read the articles for class today about multiliteracy writing centers and the use of digital media in writing assignments, I became extremely nervous extremely fast. I am not, in any sense of the word, “tech-savvy.” Sure, I can navigate my way around a…

Expanding the Role of the Writing Center

What we do in the writing center seems pretty obvious, right? Wrong. We constantly get questions about what we do, what stages of writing we work with, and what disciplines we can help with. The one thing that I thought was clear about the writing center,…

How have you changed?

Recently, I worked with a student that I’ve now seen several individual times throughout the semester.  I will admit that I did not like working with him for the most part, and when I saw his name in my que for the day, I could not…