"Writing varies across cultures and languages, and I love helping students feel like they can succeed in the particular writing culture we primarily support (i.e., one that is based in US academic culture and the English language) while also learning about their own cultures and existing writing practices.Read More
Face front, true believers!
Alejandro here, with a few items of interest for our loyal readers:
- Starting this semester, AXIS is running on a new publication schedule. We will have a new post live every other Monday.
- Our first fresh post will be an interview with none other than my new co-editor, Sarah Riddick. There's nothing quite like a brief, entirely textual introduction to publicize the new blood in the Praxis office. Keep your eyes peeled for that in the near future!
- Last, but certainly not least: we here at the AXIS blog are instituting an open submissions policy EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY. Do you have something to say about writing centers? Are you keen on upsetting the applecart of writing center theory? Have you got an inspiring, educational, or harrowing tutoring anecdote to share with an audience of fellow tutors and writing center professionals? Send us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org, either in the form of a 100-word blog post pitch or a 400- to 500-word blog post draft. This is a fantastic opportunity for undergraduates, graduate students, and professional scholars alike to nab a snazzy web publication and share their work with an interested audience of writing center workers.
That's all from me for now, folks. In the meantime, enjoy the new semester, stay out of the heat, and keep those pencils sharpened.
"Don’t split infinitives. Never end a sentence with a preposition. The Oxford comma. Comma splices. After a few minutes, we’d compiled a list of rules as long as the other two, and perhaps could have easily filled one of the other whiteboards in the learning lab."Read More
Though my strong writers will nod agreeably when I explain how writing is a process—and how this process will often lead to failure before success—they still seem to believe that perfect papers can spring forth from nothing like Athena from Zeus’ brow.Read More
"Aside from doing my best to make sure that Praxis remains a high-quality journal, I’m just excited to learn about writing center theory/pedagogy and the inner workings of academic publishing."Read More
"I am grateful, then, that writing centers force us to confront the unbridgeable distance between individual lives. To preserve that distance instead of attempting to collapse it. To regard that distance as a friend, not an enemy. In a world riddled with dehumanizing forces, it’s one of the most humanizing things we can do."Read More
"Mention The Job Market to a graduate student and watch variegated coping mechanisms frantically kick into play. There’s no need to elaborate--the phrases are household boogeymen in my little corner of academic culture. But that’s the way of it, we tell ourselves: it’s just the price we pay to join the professorate."Read More