A Bee-Hive, A Yoga Studio, and A Clinic: Acknowledging the Uniqueness of Our Writing Center Spaces

Title

A Bee-Hive, A Yoga Studio, and A Clinic: Acknowledging the Uniqueness of Our Writing Center Spaces

Authors

Presenter(s)

Jennifer Ryan

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Description

This research project examines the physical spaces of four writing centers in an attempt to understand what writing center spaces actually look like outside of what dominant writing center scholarship has told us about these spaces. This project also uncovers some material items that writing centers need within their spaces to best serve the needs of all writers. From there, this study proposes recommendations to the writing center community about what items are currently in these spaces, what we need to successfully operate for the benefit of all writers, and what design options we should consider when thinking about the writing center, especially in situations where (re)design is possible. Lastly, this study calls for further examination into writing center spaces including how other writing centers utilize their physical spaces to help answer the question of what design and material resources we truly need to serve the needs of all writers using a writing center's services.

Publication Date

4-22-2021

Project Designation

Graduate Research

Primary Advisor

Margaret M. Strain

Primary Advisor's Department

English

Keywords

Stander Symposium Posters, College of Arts and Sciences

A Bee-Hive, A Yoga Studio, and A Clinic: Acknowledging the Uniqueness of Our Writing Center Spaces

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