Promoting the exchange of voices and ideas
in the one-to-one teaching of writing.

Formerly the Writing Lab Newsletter, WLN: A Journal of Writing Center Scholarship is a forum for exchanging ideas and information about writing centers in high schools, colleges, and universities.

Articles focus on challenges in tutoring theory and methodology, handling ESL issues, directing a writing center, training tutors, adding computers, designing and expanding centers, and using tutorial theory and pedagogy.

In addition to articles, issues contain conference announcements, book reviews, professional news, and a column by and for tutors. WLN is published bi-monthly from September to June.


"This issue of WLN focuses on challenges that arise at different stages of writing centers' existence." - Muriel Harris, Editor

Jumping off the Cliff and Learning to Fly on the Way Down: Shared Expertise, Shared Input, and Shared Responsibility as the Building Blocks of a Volunteer Writing Mentor Program - Sarah Haas, Thijs Gillioen, Stefanie Martens, Frederik Martens, Marjolein Schollaert, Maxim Broidioi, and Mickaƫl Van Nieuwenhove

Coffee's for Closers!: The Pressures of Marketing a New Writing Center - Bruce Bowles Jr.

Going Professional: Writing Centers' Challenges and Possibilities in Working with Emerging Online Professional Graduate Student Programs - Heidi Nobles

Tutors' Column: "A Successful Failure: What I Wish I'd Known about Research before Submitting to a Journal" - Eric James Stephens