"Writing Around Richmond" Newsletter
We publish "Writing Around Richmond" several times each year with articles by tutors, writing fellows, WAC faculty, and administrators.
Issue 30 (January 2012)
- Alumni Perspectives: "Writing Consultants in the Job Search," by Steve Inglis, Class of 2011.
- "What Do You Do When You Don't Know the Material?" by Athena Hensel.
Issue 29 (October 2011)
- Tips for writing effective reports to faculty, by Megan Venable.
- Reflections on studying in France, by Maria Rajtik.
Issue 28 (April 2011)
- Consultant of the Year Award.
- "New Media News," by Megan Venable.
- "A Grade is More Than a Letter," by Maria Rajtik.
Issue 27 (December 2010)
- Upcoming Writing Workshops for Spring 2011.
- "The Prompt," by Jerry Giordano, writing consultant.
- "Richmond Writing Center & Community Impact," by Lee Carleton.
Issue 26 (October 2010)
- Staying in touch: tips for faculty and writing consultants.
- Four Consultants named student reviewers for Purdue's The Writing Lab Newsletter.
- "A Professor's Perspective," by Mavis Brown, education.
- "The Golden Passage," by Victor Wasserman, writing consultant.
Issue 25 (Fall 2010)
- Revisions to Writer's Web + Writing in the Disciplines.
- Interning in the publishing industry, by Megan Reilly, writing consultant.
- "Pondering E-readers," by Lee Carleton.
Issue 24 (Spring 2010)
- Feature by Wendi Berry on using Skype to connect to students from the Sundance Film Festival.
- Reflections on consulting by Katy Einerson.
Issue 23 (Oct. 2009)
- Focus on the Staff Writing Project.
- Tips for writing reports to faculty, by Stephen O'Hara.
Issue 21 (Summer 2009)
- Not linked: program announcements about faculty vote to eliminate Core 101-102 & Eng. 103 and need to expand writing consultant program for first-year seminars courses.
Issue 20 (Feb. 2009)
- Student perspectives from the ENGL 383 class.
- Alumna Patricia North talks about the benefits of being a writing fellow at her present job.
Issue 19 (April 2008)
- Advice when going abroad--staying in touch with us.
- Other end-of-year business.
Issue 18 (Feb. 2008)
- Programmatic announcements and updates on tutoring procedures.
- "Their Wiki-Minds, Our Paper Habits," by Joe Essid, pioneers a divide between the present establishment and the future of academic discourse.
- Student Perspectives: Current ENGL 383 writing fellow trainees weigh in on the future of writing and the role of technology in writing's future.
- "The Dreaded Multimedia Presentation?," by Daniel Coudriet, demonstrates students' proficiencies with crafting argumentation via multimedia as opposed to conventional modes.
Issue 17 (Dec. 2007)
- Welcoming Marie Boylan, Administrative Coordinator.
- "The Bosporus Project," by Joe Essid, conveys how wikispaces enable cyberspace to serve as a cross-cultural collaborative space for scholars and researchers.
- "Re-Reading National Geographic," by Daniel Coudriet, advocates the use of archival research and existing university resources in pedagogical practice.
- "Bridging the Gap with Imagined Dialogues," by Pat Princiotto, offers a classroom exercise for encouraging intellectual debate.
- "When 'Good' is not enough...," by Joe Essid, cautions against "blanket" praise in peer editing commentary.
Issue 16 (Oct. 2007):
- Call for information from dance faculty for "Writing in the Disciplines" guide.
- "Letter at Home," by Daniel Coudriet, explores readership and cultural-awareness from a multicultural perspective.
- "Writing for a Real Audience," by Pat Princiotto, considers a classroom application of NPR's "This I believe..." segment.
- "Multitasking When Writing," by Joe Essid.
Issue 15 (Fall 2006):
- Students present at CCCC National Writing Conference.
- Political Science "Writing in the Disciplines" Guide.
- "Re-sensitizing Students to Writing," by Lee Carleton, reevaluates how we emphasize language in a world of competing stimuli.
Issue 14 (Spring 2006):
- WAC represented at two major writing conferences.
- "Reflections on SWCA Conference," two articles by Molly Bechert & David Roberts.
- "Technology and Literacy," by Lee Carleton, offers an introduction to multimedia literacies revolutionizing the teaching of writing.
Issue 13 (Spring 2005):
- "WAC at Work in Core & Math," by Kate Seferian, describes the impact of writing fellows in various disciplines.
Issue 12 (Winter 2005):
- "A New Approach: Eng 103," by Kate Seferian, discloses the experience of incorporating a writing fellow into the 103 curriculum, with an afterward by Joe Essid.
Issue 11(Fall 2004):
- Writing Center sets records for tutors and fellows meeting with students.
- Discussion of using writing fellows in the classroom in various disciplines.
- "Defining Expectations," by Michael Kerckhove, illustrates the importance of establishing expectations for readers, and then living up to the expectations.
- "Emerson's Echoes," by Lee Carleton, espouses reinvigorating the works of past masters with fresh, creative approaches as readers.
Issue 10 (Spring 2004):
- Update on the Writing Center's usage of video training.
- "A Writing Exercise," by David Thomas, relates the usage of a document projector for sharing handwritten, in-class writings.
- "Dealing with No-shows and Latecomers," by Josh Parrett, expresses the Writing Center's difficulties with the aforementioned.
Issue 9 (Fall 2003):
- Program honored by national recognition.
- English department and WAC sponsor a "Tips from the Pros" writers' panel at James River Writers Festival.
Issue 8 (Spring 2003):
- Cheryl Pallant announces new class, "Writing from the Body."
- "WAC and Dance," by Kate Morrison, shares a writing fellow's experiences working with dance faculty.
Issue 7 (Spring 2003):
- WAC's 10th anniversary at Richmond.
- "First Sentences," by Cheryl Pallant, reflects upon the difficulties faced when starting to write.
- "On the Personal Essay," by Lee Carleton, looks at the role of the personal essay in contemporary composition pedagogy.
- "News From Fellows & Tutors," by Kimberly Baker, describes how skills learned as a UR writing fellow were later put into practice teaching English in Ukraine as a Peace Corps volunteer.
Issue 6 (Fall 2002):
- "Writing Tips--Writing: More Than a Hurdle," by Lee Carleton, provides advice for "justifying" writing to reluctant students.
- "The Telling Detail," by Joe Essid, reminds us of the importance of details in analytical writing.
- "Digital Video Project Premieres on Campus," by Joe Essid, introduces the use of video training tutorials in the writing tutor and writing fellow training programs.
- "Bridging Gaps Between Cultures: Richmond's Director of ESL Services," by Terry Dolson, discusses the many contributions Nuray Grove makes to the campus community.
- "Just Call Me Socrates," by Ann Chu, distinguishes helping students by editing with them as opposed to editing for them.
- "Writing Tips--Apostrophes," by Terry Dolson, reviews common errors in apostrophe usages.
Issue 4 (Spring 2000):
- "The Administrative Fellow," by Renee Macbeth, discusses the need for and responsibilities of the administrative fellow in the growing WAC program.
- "Where the Rubber Meets the Road: Comp Theory and Writing Center Practice," by David Gordon.
- "Writing Tips--Comma Splices," by Terry Dolson.
Issue 3 (Fall 1999):
- "Fellows Give the Best Advice," by Renee Macbeth, relates the pedagogical benefits of discussions between writing fellows, particularly at luncheons and retreats.
- "What Good Does Tutoring Do?" by Desiree Maldonado, presents one fellow's inspirational experience with tutoring others.
- "A Recap of Writing-To-Learn Strategies presented by Beth Bradford," by Terry Dolson.
Issue 2 (Winter 1999):
- Announcement of first writing fellows retreat
- "Casey at...the Foul Line?--Why One Style Doesn't Fit All," by Jennifer Harrison.
- "For Faculty: A Few Tips for Making the Semester Run Smoothly," by Terry Dolson, offers tips for faculty working with writing fellows.
- "Writing Tips--Proofreading Strategies in the Age of Spell Check," by Terry Dolson.
Issue 1 (Fall 1998):
- Joe Essid becomes director of WAC, Terry Dolson becomes fellows coordinator.
- "Better Than Austin Powers: A Professor's Confession," by Scott Allison, reveals how frequently professors learn from students and how WAC fellows further this process.
- Writing Fellow Article: "Coaching: The Tutoring Experience," by Brandon Cox, expresses the need for confidence-building when tutoring.