Brian Hotson, Co-Editor, CWCR/RCCR
Vol. 2, No. 3 (Fall 2020)
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Robert Zaretsky’s piece in the Chronicle of Higher Education, Our students can’t write. We have ourselves to blame, still rubs me the wrong way, and it was published in 2019. Not only does he belittle his students who are learning to write, but he also quotes from one of their papers, outing the student and their work as “a tad less coherent than others.” It may be safe to assume he’s quoting the student without consent and breaking confidentiality rules (as they are in most HE institutions in Canada). It’s also in the literature and the media that making fun of students leads to humiliation, shame, poor grades, and dropouts (see here, here, and here).
Continue reading “Infographic | Writing (and students) throughout history: A timeline of complaints about students and their ills”
A Writing Centre Directors’ & Managers’ Roundtable
Below are the elements from the Video Chat, including:
- Topics, discussion questions, and agenda
- Recording of the video-based discussion
- Transcript of the text-based discussion
- A google spreadsheet of topics, questions, and ideas from the Video Chat
We hope that you find this useful for your writing centre. Continue reading “Video Chat || Programming, technology, and resource development during the COVID-19 disruption”
Programming, Technology, & Resource Development during COVID-19
Directors’ and Managers’ Roundtable
Tuesday, April 7th
1:00 – 2:30 pm EST
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Come together with other writing centre directors and managers to discuss programming, technology, and resource development during the COVID-19 disruption. Learn from each other, and provide your own strategies, failures and successes.
Registration limited to 7 participants
One participant per writing centre
Clare Bermingham (University of Waterloo) and Brian Hotson (Saint Mary’s University)
Stephanie Bell (York University)