DIGITAL RESOURCES

In addition to the WLN: A Journal of Writing Center Scholarship print journal, the editorial team works to create other resources for the community. This page provides access to those additional resources to the writing center community.


Digital Edited Collections (DECs):

So what is a DEC? by Muriel Harris
Deciding on what to call the resources available here was difficult. They aren't exactly "books" or "anthologies" or even just "collections." But after some discussion and brainstorming, we settled on the term "Digital Edited Collection" (with DEC as the obvious acronym) to describe what you'll find in this section of the WLN website. The term is meant to encapsulate what each DEC brings together—chapters on a particular topic, written by writing center scholars, reviewed by outside readers, refined in collaboration with editors, and available as open access on a digital platform. And because these DECs are digital, the authors have enriched them with links to more sources, graphics, video clips, and other multimodal documents that offer resources for you to read, watch, listen to, and learn from.

How We Teach Writing Tutors
Edited by Karen Gabrielle Johnson and Ted Roggenbuck, WLN's first DEC compiles 18 chapters related to the education of tutors from writing center scholars and professionals. Authors represent many universities and models of writing centers including online centers, undergraduate peer centers, multiliteracy centers, speaking and writing centers, and more. Chapters present theoretical frameworks, praxis, and empirical studies related to the important work of preparing writing tutors.


ONLINE WEBINARS:

Introduction to Publishing in WLN
In this first webinar in the WLN workshop series, Associate Editors Elizabeth Kleinfeld, Sohui Lee, and Julie Prebel provide general information about publishing in WLN and WLN's submission guidelines, acceptance rates, and author resources housed on the WLN website. Along with this overview of the journal, the editors provide an overview and analysis of two major types of scholarly articles in WLN: research/theory-based articles and practitioner's narratives. Building on the article genres published in WLN, the editors then explore the more commonly addressed topics of articles in WLN, such as directing a writing center and tutor training. The workshop concludes with a review of manuscript requirements and strategies for authors to focus their work in a larger scholarly conversation.

WCA as Hero: A Scholar's Journey to Publication
The second webinar presented by Elizabeth Kleinfeld, Sohui Lee, and Julie Prebel, covers strategies for drafting an article for WLN, including how to find time to write, how to understand the lit review process, and how to find or start a writing group.