Writing centers increasingly have the opportunity to showcase how they work with writers in multiple ways. We work with multimodal writers, résumé writers and applicants, creative writers, public speakers, scientists, multilingual writers, and others.
We help in face-to-face settings, via embedded or on-line tutoring, and in the community or through service work. In short, we do so much more than just work with students on traditional written texts. At the 2016 NCWCA conference, we will celebrate and explore what we do when we work with writers in these many ways. As you prepare your proposal, consider the following:
- How can tutors work with those who compose multimodal or multimedia projects?
What are the different spaces your center uses, and how do those influence tutoring sessions?
- How has your center implemented course-embedded tutoring or partnerships with the community?
- Does your center focus on oral communication? What have been the joys and/or challenges of doing so?
- What strategies can tutors use when working with writers who compose in the disciplines?
- How does your center celebrate multilingual writers or writing in an educational environment that often demands the status quo? Does your center offer sessions where participants blend languages or use languages other than English?
- How do you market your center? How do you tell others that your center is about more than just proofreading or about working with written texts?
Of course, we also welcome proposals that focus on traditional texts and/or proofreading!
January 31, 2016 February 8, 2016.
Thanks for all the great submissions. Presenters will be notified in late February.
Types of Presentations
The 2016 conference will host 60-minute concurrent sessions. These can take the following forms:
- 15-minute individual presentations
- Roundtable discussions with two or more presenters submitting together
- 60-minute interactive workshops led by two or more individuals