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Writing Consultants Present at Regional Conference
Date: February 4, 2011
Every year a plethora of writing consultants flock to the East Central Writing Center Association's (ECWCA) annual conference to share new practices and research findings related to writing centers. This year the conference will be hosted by Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, MI and will run from March 4 - 5. Director & Associate Professor of Writing Ellen Schendel, Affiliate Professor of Writing Julie White, and fourteen writing consultants will be among the presenters.
The conference is one venue for writing consultants to gain new insights into writing center theory and practice, generate ideas for prospective research, evaluate Grand Valley's practices in comparison to other universities, and experience making professional presentations at a scholarly conference.
This year, consultants from Grand Valley will make presentations on topics like:
- including techniques for incorporating positive feedback into consultations
- applying revision techniques of published writers to writing center consultations
- increasing writing center and library collaborations to help student writers
- exploring how writing consultations can increase student-writers' self-efficacy
Writing consultant Kiera Wilson--a veteran presenter at ECWCA--looks forward to the conference every year because, "It's an amazing opportunity to network. It's also always an ego boost for all of us because of the progressive work that GVSU is doing in this field."