Consultants Present at NCPTW 2017

Amira and Lauren
October 19, 2017

October 12-15, 2017

Two of our writing consultants presented at the National Conference on Peer Tutoring in Writing at Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York.


Revising Writing Center Mythologies

Amira Bakir

Amira's paper explored the issue of how tutors at the GW Writing Center experience identity mythologies in the hope of shedding some light on (1) which identities (gender, race, ethnicity, religion, sexuality) are more likely to underlie mythologies, (2) how tutors distinguish and respond to inappropriate identity questions, and (3) whether certain tutoring styles (directive vs. nondirective) are more effective for managing appointments where clients have false or inappropriate perceptions of their tutors' identities.


Reimagining Standard Language in Writing Center Spaces

Lauren Danielowski

Lauren's project focused on language hierarchies in writing center spaces: one in which English is regarded as the "gold standard" for academic writing. In conducting research with consultants and clients in her writing center at GWU, she aimed to intersect practical data and theories about writing to locate new spaces in which multilingual writers can succeed in an English driven learning environment while also having their voices be valued.