Saint Mary's University Writing Centre

Halifax, NS


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Writing: It’s an outdoor vibe —

Lauren Mckenzie, Language Specialist Saint Mary’s University Writing Centre and Academic Communication Vol. 2, No. 2 (Fall 2020) Lauren Mckenzie lives in Halifax, Nova Scotia and works at the Writing Centre and Academic Communications at Saint Mary’s University. Lauren is currently completing her MA TESOL and research interests include critical and social justice pedagogy, rebellious […]

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Infographic | Writing (and students) throughout history: A timeline of complaints about students and their ills —

Brian Hotson, Co-Editor, CWCR/RCCR Vol. 2, No. 3 (Fall 2020) Click to access the infographic. Robert Zaretsky’s piece in the Chronicle of Higher Education, Our students can’t write. We have ourselves to blame, still rubs me the wrong way, and it was published in 2019. Not only does he belittle his students who are learning […]

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Humble Brag: How Seriously Should We Take National Student Survey Results?

From WLN BLog… Humble Brag: How Seriously Should We Take National Student Survey Results? || McLean’s University Rankings Canada Linnet Humble is the Writing Centre Coordinator at St. Thomas University in Fredericton, New Brunswick. In April, a Maclean’s article shared by a colleague on Facebook caught my eye. This colleague noticed our university ranked first […]

via Blog Post || Humble Brag: How Seriously Should We Take National Student Survey Results? || McLean’s University Rankings Canada — Canadian Writing Centres Association / l’Association Canadienne Des Centres de Rédaction


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File cards of bravery: First-year writing anxiety — Connecting Writing Centers Across Borders (CWCAB)

Brian Hotson is editor-in-chief of the WLNBlog and Director of Academic Learning Services at Saint Mary’s University in Halifax, NS. Each August, our centre holds a two-day Summer Writing Workshop. Its main purpose is to provide incoming, first-year students an opportunity to experience writing at a university level prior to September. It’s also a chance […]

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Ibid., but Different | Changes to The Chicago Manual of Style, with Carol Saller of CMOS Shop Talk — Connecting Writing Centers Across Borders (CWCAB)

The 17th edition of the Chicago Manual of Style is almost here, incorporating many changes and updates. We spoke with Carol Saller, editor of The Chicago Manual of Style Online Q&A and of the CMOS Shop Talk blog, about the new edition. WLN Blog: What is the progenitor of the CMOS changes? How did they […]

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The Oxford Guide for Writing Tutors : An Interview with Lauren Fitzgerald and Melissa Ianetta — Connecting Writing Centers Across Borders (CWCAB)

Andrea Rosso Efthymiou, guest contributor Devoted to fostering research and conference participation for peer writing tutors, the National Conference on Peer Tutoring in Writing (NCPTW) is gearing up for its 2017 conference at Hofstra University. In this post, NCPTW 2017 Chair, Andrea Rosso Efthymiou, interviews this year’s keynote speakers, Lauren Fitzgerald and Melissa Ianetta, co-authors of […]

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Writing Centers in China | The Writing Center @BNUZ School of Design | Part 1 of 5 — Connecting Writing Centers Across Borders (CWCAB)

Over the next few months, we will be posting on writing centre work in China. Contributing are 杨雪 Xue (Rachel ) Yang, Beijing Normal University, Zhuhai School of Design; 宋凌珊 Lingshan Song, Writing Center Assistant Director, Mississippi College; Jessie Cannady, Module Convenor Writing Centre, Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University; Brian Hotson, Director, Academic Learning Services, Saint Mary’s University; and Julia Combs, Writing […]

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Publication || The WLN Blog — Canadian Writing Centres Association / l’Association Canadienne Des Centres de Rédaction

The WLN’s (formerly the Writing Lab Newsletter) blog, “Connecting Writing Centers Across Borders,” is available at http://www.wlnjournal.org/blog/. The blog welcomes international readers and recent blog topics included: • the dress code conversation • an interview with Julie Christoph, the chair of the National Conference on Peer Tutoring in Writing • Les Perelman’s post about the […]

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News story || UBC Writing Centre to shut down tutorial services (The Ubyssey)

UBC Writing Centre to shut down tutorial services