Divided Communication: Oral and Visual Presentation in the Writing Center

Divided Communication: Oral and Visual Presentation in the Writing Center

“The idea of a “communication center” takes a holistic approach to tutoring communication in all its various forms: oral, written, and visual rhetoric.  However, many, if not most, writing center programs focus primarily on the ‘writing’ of writing centers, making an artificial divide between oral and visual communication tutoring and writing tutoring. “

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Bring Me Your Darlings: Creative Writing in the Writing Center

Bring Me Your Darlings: Creative Writing in the Writing Center

“On the rare occasions that I have worked with creative writing assignments, the students were always more concerned with sentence-level issues than anything else. As a fiction writer myself, as someone who’s spent a frankly ridiculous amount of time studying and analysing theme and plot structure and narrative and who loves nothing more than half a chance to talk about it, I’ve always found this a bit disheartening.”

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Praxis 16.2: Race & The Writing Center is Here!

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We here at Praxis are proud and excited to present to you our Spring 2019 Special Issue on Race & The Writing Center. Thank you so much to our authors, editorial review board, copy-editing team, and especially, to our guest editors Dr. Karen Keaton Jackson of North Carolina Central University and Dr. Mick Howard of Langston University, who bring us a special section on HBCUs and Minority Serving Institutions. We are so grateful to be part of amplifying these important conversations.

You can read the full issue here.

On a personal note here at Praxis, we are saddened to say goodbye to Sarah but proud to send her off with an issue she was so instrumental in bringing about. Sarah has been our dedicated, conscientious editor for the last two years, a mentor and teacher to our copy-editing staff and the rest of the editorial team. She has pushed to broaden our readership and our submission pool, both for our journal and for Axis, our blog, and throughout she has shown a dedication to preserving and maintaining our authors’ voices. She has encouraged Praxis to continue creating space and amplifying new, vital, often overlooked voices, and for that we are so grateful. Thank you, Sarah, for all of your time with us!

We’d also like to extend a warm welcome to our new managing editor Fiza Mairaj, a Ph.D. student in the Educational Policy and Planning program at the University of Texas at Austin. Fiza’s research interests and her experience as a graduate writing consultant make her a great fit for Praxis, and we look forward to working with her, beginning Fall 2019.