A core piece of the WA Program's philosophy leads the staff of the program to explore questions that emerge from their work with student writing. Students begin this questioning in the initial training course with some students further pursuing these questions beyond the context of the course. Part of the director's own research agenda has developed out of the students' questions.
These research projects create a cycle of learning beginning in the training course and spreading into the college community and off-campus. Each year students present their projects on campus and at regional and national conferences including the Ivy-Plus Consortium of Peer Tutors, the National Conference of Peer Tutors of Writing (NCPTW), the Bi-Annual conference of the International Writing Centers Association (IWCA), and the Ethnography in Education Forum.
- Biology Project
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- Why Writing