CWCR/RCCR

Canadian Writing Centre Review/ revue Canadienne des centres de rédaction

A publication of CWCA/ACCR

Chronicling narratives of writing mentorship in Canada and facilitating scholarly exchange

  • Reading and Writing Excellence Program: A Safe and Brave Space to Address Inequities
    No. 3 Vol. 2 (Summer 2022) This post is from the 2022 CWCA/ACCR annual conference virtual poster session. – Stevie Bell and Brian Hotson, 2022 CWCA/ACCR conference co-chairs By Xiangying Huo & Elaine Khoo, University of Toronto Scarborough The poster presents an innovative approach to support English Language Learners using a learner-driven and instructor-facilitated approach. Through this one-on-one support by a writing instructor, students develop their linguistic and knowledge capital required for writing in their respective courses. This risk-free approach that embraces relationality, respect and reciprocity to support students in their respective zone of proximal development can be enhanced by … Continue reading Reading and Writing Excellence Program: A Safe and Brave Space to Address Inequities
  • Tutor’s experience: A session reflection on identity occlusion in virtual and in-person spaces
    Vol. 3, No. 1 (Summer 2022) By Mohsen Hosseinpour Moghaddam, Graduate Writing Facilitator, Simon Fraser University Mohsen is a PhD student in Education at Simon Fraser University. He moved to Canada from Iran in 2012. He started learning English at the age of twenty. Before that, he only knew a few words and grammar rules. He is currently working as an Graduate Writing Facilitator on the undergraduate team at the Student Learning Commons (SLC) and WriteAway. At SLC, in addition to offering individual writing consultations, he delivers general and course-integrated writing workshops across disciplines on topics ranging from argumentation to … Continue reading Tutor’s experience: A session reflection on identity occlusion in virtual and in-person spaces
  • Making Space for Speaking at the Canadian Writing Centre
    No. 3 Vol. 3 (Summer 2022) This post is from the 2022 CWCA/ACCR annual conference virtual poster session. – Stevie Bell and Brian Hotson, 2022 CWCA/ACCR conference co-chairs By Moberley Luger & Craig Stensrud, University of British Columbia As writing centres increasingly become centres for writing and communication, our presentation calls for expanding the place of speaking pedagogies in writing centres. We understand scholarly speaking as an integral part of the research—and, indeed, writing—process. We will share a scholarly speaking web resource we built available to Canadian writing centres: The Precedents Archive for Scholarly Speaking (PASS). The site features examples … Continue reading Making Space for Speaking at the Canadian Writing Centre
  • Managing the Emotional Well-being of Tutors and Students in a Middle-Eastern Writing Center
    Vol. 3 No. 4 (Summer 2022) This post is from the 2022 CWCA/ACCR annual conference virtual poster session. – Stevie Bell and Brian Hotson, 2022 CWCA/ACCR conference co-chairs By Maria Eleftheriou, Tamanna Taher, Alaa Itani, Konstantina Spyropoulou, & Zahraa Al-Dawood, The American University of Sharjah As part of an effort to address writing issues, the American University of Sharjah (AUS) located in the United Arab Emirates established a writing center with a peer-tutoring program in 2004. The Writing Center conducts approximately 3500 appointments a year and has a staff of 30 undergraduate tutors and four graduate tutors. In this video, … Continue reading Managing the Emotional Well-being of Tutors and Students in a Middle-Eastern Writing Center
  • Vacillating Pandemic Space and Emergent Themes
    Vol. 3 No. 5 (Summer 2022) This post is from the 2022 CWCA/ACCR annual conference virtual poster session. – Stevie Bell and Brian Hotson, 2022 CWCA/ACCR conference co-chairs By Nancy Ami, Emily Arvay, Hossein Ghanbari, Kaveh Tagharobi, Madeline Walker, and Medha Yadav, Centre for Academic Communication, University of Victoria Reflecting on our journey since March 2020, when we moved from our beloved library offices to remote workspaces, we have noted themes of safety, responsiveness, ever-changing technology, and resilience that may speak to us all. We would like to share our personal paths via a blog, to affirm our writing centre colleagues: “You were not alone … Continue reading Vacillating Pandemic Space and Emergent Themes