What Writers Need to Write: Environment and the Writing Process
Do writers' environments affect their work and their productivity? If so, how, and why? My presentation outlines what an ideal writing space could and should be for various kinds of writers.
Presently, writing centers do not necessarily encourage writing within their spaces. I explain reasons why writing centers should remodel their spaces so that writers can write in the center, rather than simply drop by for tutoring help, as is the typical writing center practice. Writing centers already pride themselves by running on a model of active and social learning, which would only be expanded by creating spaces for writers to write together.
I conducted my research through three methodologies. First, I conducted a survey of experienced and inexperienced writers to find out what value they find in different writing spaces. Second, I visited four
Faculty Mentor: Ellen Schendel, Writing
Samantha presented at the East Central Writing Center Association Spring Conference April 9-10, 2010 in Lansing, MI.
Samantha presented at the International Writing Center Association - NCPTW Conference November 4-6, 2010 in Baltimore, MD.
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