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Marginal Words, Marginal Work? (Macauley, Jr., Mauriello)

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Title: Marginal Words, Marginal Work?
Sub-title: Tutoring the Academy in the Work of Writing Centers
Editor(s): William J. Macauley, Jr. and Nicholas Mauriello
Publish Date: July 2007
Pages: 288
Format: Paper
On your campus, who is really clear on what your writing center does? Outside of those who actually work there, who understands the scope of that work and its relationship to the academy? And, if others do understand writing center work, how did that knowledge come about? How did the writing center facilitate that learning? Even though writing centers have made it out of the dormitory basement at the far edge of campus, their work is not always clearly understood or sufficiently supported. How can we tutor our campus communities, administrators, faculty, and students toward the most effective use of writing center resources?

Based on the premise that writing centers know how to guide learners toward more productive and successful work, this volume includes scholarship that provides historical, theoretical, and practical guidance for both writing centers and their campus communities. This collection focuses on helping the academy understand writing centers and, more importantly, articulates how writing centers move beyond remediation and become centers of learning and teaching through fostering productive working relationships.

Contents: Foreword, Ben Rafoth. An Invitation to the "Ongoing Conversation", William J. Macauley and Nicholas Mauriello. Why There is No "Happy Ever After": A Look at the Stories and Images that Sustain Us, Melissa Nicolas. Exporting Writing Center Pedagogy: Writing Fellows Programs as Ambassadors for the Writing Center, Carol Severino and Megan Knight. Nothing Marginal About This Writing Center Experience: Using Research About Peer Tutor Alumni to Educate Others, Paula Gillespie, Bradley Hughes, and Harvey Kail. Situated Learning in the Writing Center, Neal Lerner. Writing Ourselves into Writing Instruction: Beyond Sound Bytes, Reports, Orientations and Brochures, Muriel Harris. On Being a Colleague, Kate Chanock. Risks in Collaboration: Accountability as We Move Beyond the Center's Walls, Jane Cogie, Dawn Janke, Teresa Joy Kramer, and Chad Simpson. Inside Looking Out: Trading Immediate Autonomy for Long-Term Centrality, Crystal Bickford. Two Centers, Not One, Derek Owens. Institutionalizing Ethical Collaboration Across Difference in Writing Centers, Christopher Wilkey and Donelle Dreese. Dialogue and Collaboration: Writing Lab Applied Tutoring Techniques to Relations with Other Writing Programs, Linda S. Bergmann and Tammy Conard-Salvo. Fronting our Desired Identities: The Role of Writing Center Documents in Institutional Underlife, Jennifer Beech. Quietly Creating an Identity for a Writing Center, Jill Gladstein. Encouraging or Alarming? Jill Frey. Expanding the Center: A Narrative About Resources, Roles, and the Right Tutors, Terry Myers Zawacki. Author Index. Subject Index.

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