The Longman Guide to Writing Center Theory and Practice offers, in unparalleled breadth and depth, the major scholarship on writing centers.
This up-to-date resource for students, instructors, and scholars anthologizes essays on all major areas of interest to writing center theorists and practitioners. Seven sections provide a comprehensive view of writing centers: history, progress, theorizing the writing center, defining the writing center's place, writing-across-the curriculum, the practice of tutoring, cultural issues, and technology.
All sections begin with "Introduction."
Forward by Christina Murphy.
A HISTORY OF WRITING CENTERS: LOOKING IN THE REARVIEW MIRROR.
Robert H. Moore, The Writing Clinic and the Writing Laboratory.
Peter Carino, Early Writing Centers: Toward a History.
Judith Summerfield, WritingCenters: A Long View.
Joyce Kinkead, The National Writing Center as Mooring: A Personal History of the First Decade.
Elizabeth H. Boquet, Our Little Secret: A History of Writing Centers, Pre- to Post-Open Admissions.
"THE IDEA OF A WRITING CENTER": BUILDING A THEORETICAL FOUNDATION.
Stephen M. North, The Idea of a Writing Center.
Stephen M. North, Revisiting `The Idea of a Writing Center.'
Andrea Lunsford, Collaboration, Control, and the Idea of a Writing Center.
Eric Hobson, Maintaining Our Balance: Walking the Tightrope of Competing Epistemologies.
Christina Murphy, The Writing Center and Social Constructionist Theory.
Peter Carino, Theorizing the Writing Center: An Uneasy Task.
Terrence Riley, The Unpromising Future of Writing Centers.
DEFINING THE WRITING CENTER'S PLACE: ADMINISTRATIVE AND INSTITUTIONAL ISSUES.
Muriel Harris, Solutions and Trade-Offs in Writing Center Administration.
Mark L. Waldo, What Should the Relationship Be between the Writing Center and the Writing Program.
Karen Rodis, Mending the Damaged Path: How to Avoid Conflict of Expectations When Setting Up a Writing Center.
Jeanne Simpson, Perceptions, Realities, and Possibilities: Central Administration and Writing Centers.
Robert W. Barnett, Redefining Our Existence: An Argument for Short- and Long-Term Goals and Objectives.
THE PROCESS OF TUTORING: CONNECTING THEORY AND PRACTICE.
Kenneth A. Bruffee, Peer Tutoring and the `Conversation of Mankind.'
Jeff Brooks, Minimalist Tutoring: Making the Student Do All the Work.
Linda K. Shamoon and Deborah H. Burns, A Critique of Pure Tutoring.
Dave Healy and Irene L. Clark, Are Writing Centers Ethical?
Jean Keidaisch and Sue Dinitz, Look Back and Say `So What': The Limitations of the Generalist Tutor.
Muriel Harris, Collaboration Is Not Collaboration Is Not Collaboration: Writing Center Tutorials vs. Peer-Response Groups.
John Trimbur, Peer Tutoring: A Contradiction in Terms.
Christina Murphy, Freud in the Writing Center: The Psychoanalytics of Tutoring Well.
Thomas Newkirk, The First Five Minutes: Setting the Agenda in a Writing Conference.
Kristen Walker, Difficult Clients and Tutor Dependency: Helping the Overly Dependent Clients Become More Independent Writers.
Evelyn Posey, An Ongoing Tutor-Training Program.
WELCOMING DIVERSITY: MULTIPLE CULTURES IN THE WRITING CENTER.
Marilyn M. Cooper, Really Useful Knowledge: A Cultural Studies Agenda for Writing Centers.
Ann DiPardo, `Whispers of Coming and Going': Lessons From Fannie.
Judith Powers, Rethinking Writing Center Conferencing Strategies for the ESL Writer.
Julie Neff, Learning Disabilities in the Writing Center.
Judith Kilburn, Cultural Diversity in the Writing Center: Defining Ourselves and Our Challenges.
WRITINGCENTERSAND WRITING ACROSS THE CURRICULUM: A SYMBIOTIC RELATIONSHIP?
Ray Wallace, The Writing Center's Role in the Writing across the Curriculum Program: Theory and Practice.
Louise Z. Smith, Independenceand Collaboration: Why We Should Decentralize Writing Centers.
Mark L. Waldo, The Last Best Place for Writing across the Curriculum: The Writing Center.
Muriel Harris, A Writing Center without a WAC Program: The De Facto WAC Center/Writing Center.
Michael A. Pemberton, Rethinking the WAC/Writing Center Connection.
Christina Murphy and Joe Law, WritingCentersas Infostructures: Relocating Practice within Futurist Theories of Social Change.
BEYOND THE PHYSICAL SPACE: TECHNOLOGY IN THE WRITING CENTER.
Eric Hobson, Straddling the Virtual Fence.
Peter Carino, Computers in the Writing Center: A Cautionary History.
Muriel Harris and Michael Pemberton, Online Writing Labs (OWLS): A Taxonomy of Options.
Dave Healy, From Place to Space: Perceptual Administrative Issues in the Online Writing Center.
David Coogan, Towards a Rhetoric of On-line Tutoring.
Irene L. Clark, Information Literacy and the Writing Center.
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