High School Writing Center: Establishing and Maintaining One

  • reform, writing center, secondary institution, postsecondary education, writing program, writing program administration

Edited by Pamela B. Farrell (Childers)
Digitized by Colorado State University

CoverThis collection of twenty-two articles provides practical information on establishing a writing center and monitoring its daily operation. Born of the practical experiences and theoretical insights of editor Pam (Farrell) Childers, it addresses "problems and frustrations, shares successes and failures, and offers suggestions. In general, it addresses the issue of establishing and maintaining a successful high school writing lab/center. It also provides college and university writing lab/center directors with insight into what the high schools are doing."

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Front Matter and Table of Contents


Chapter 1: High School Writing Centers: An Introduction, Pamela B. Farrell

Part I: Getting Started

Chapter 2. The High School Writing Lab/ Center: A Dialogue, William A. Speiser and Pamela B. Farrell

Chapter 3. Goals and Philosophies of High School Writing Centers, Amy K. Levin

Chapter 4. Finding a Space, Richard Allen and Pamela B. Farrell

Chapter 5. Staffing the Writing Center, Harriet Marcus and Pamela B. Farrell

Chapter 6. Scheduling, Barbara Brooks and Carol Lefelt

Chapter 7. Developing a Writing Center: What Can a Consultant Do?, Lil Brannon

Part II Functioning

Chapter 8. Training Peer Tutors for the Secondary School Writing Center, Elizabeth Ackley

Chapter 9. Training of Professional Staff, Anne Wright

Chapter 10. Filling the Room: Public Relations, James Upton

Chapter 11. Types of Student Clients, Ellen H. Brinkley

Chapter 12. Working with Students, Sharon Sorenson

Chapter 13. Supervising, Elizabeth Ackley

Chapter 14. Keeping Records in the Writing Lab, Anne Wright

Part III Computers and Other Equipment

Chapter 15. Equipment for the Writing Lab/Center, Anne Wright

Chapter 16. Computers Interact with Writers and Tutors, Pamela B. Farrell

Chapter 17. Revising Aids: A Step Beyond Word Processing, Pat Stoddart

Chapter 18. Why Computer Assisted Instruction?, Betty Barbara Sipe

Part IV Wider Horizons

Chapter 19. High School-College Collaboration, Henry A. Luce

Chapter 20. Writing Across the Curriculum, Barbara Brooks

Chapter 21. Community Connections, Rosa I. Bhakuni

Chapter 22. Community and the Writing Lab, John Neil Graham

Appendix A: True Confessions of High School Writing Center Directors

Appendix B: Suggested Reading for Writing Center Directors

Appendix C: High School Writing Center Directory



Publication Information: Farrell, Pamela B. (Ed.) (2012). How The High School Writing Center: Establishing and Maintaining One. The WAC Clearinghouse. https://wac.colostate.edu/books/landmarks/hswc/ (Originally published in 1989 by National Council of Teachers of English)

Publication Date: July 12, 2012

Contact Information: pam.childers@gmail.com

Landmark Publications in Writing Studies

Series Editor: Mike Palmquist, Colorado State University


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