The National Conference on Peer Tutoring in Writing (NCPTW) promotes the teaching of writing through collaborative learning. Peer tutors and NCPTW professionals help students become self-sufficient writers. NCPTW professionals are leaders in collaborative approaches, responding to the challenges of creating and operating writing centers, developing innovative peer tutoring programs, and promoting the work of their peer tutors. The NCPTW offers peer tutors the opportunity to contribute in professional and scholarly ways to the larger writing center community, and we’re dedicated to providing forums for tutors to share and present research at national and international conferences.
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If you have ever trained or supervised peer writing tutors or been a peer tutor yourself, you have probably noticed that tutoring is as beneficial for the tutor as it is for the writer, maybe even more beneficial. Collaborative learning really does seem to work in two directions, although not in entirely transparent ways. What interests us, and we hope what will interest you, is how significant the experience of collaborative learning is for peer tutors even after they graduate from college, leave the Writing Center or Writing Fellows Program behind, and plunge into their post-graduate lives.
Praxis is a biannual electronic publication sponsored by the University of Texas Undergraduate Writing Center, a component of the Division of Rhetoric and Writing at the University of Texas at Austin. It is a forum for writing center practitioners everywhere. They welcome articles from writing center consultants and administrators related to training, consulting, labor issues, administration, and writing center news, initiatives, and scholarship.
PeerCentered is a space for peer writing tutors/consultants to blog with their collegues from around the world. Since many writing centers already keep their own shared journals, we think this is a good way to promote/explore writing center work. Bloggers here will share their ideas, experiences, or insight. If you work in the writing center and want to join the blog, contact Clint at Clint.Gardner@slcc.edu.
UCWbLing is published by the peer writing tutors of the DePaul University Center for Writing-based Learning and features daily commentary about tutoring and its issues, discussions about writing center administration, news about conference opportunities, and more.
A database of “call for papers” announcements for academic conferences.
Our upcoming conference
NCPTW 2013: The Year of the Writer
November 1-3, 2013
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