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From the editor.

Welcome back to a new academic year and a new volume of WLN. There have been some changes with WLN (see p. 9), but our ability to publish your excellent articles continues. In this issue you'll find engaging and positive ways to move your writing center forward and help tutors professionalize.

Elise Bishop and Susan Stadig start us off with a narrative tracing their problems and solutions for creating a successful collaboration between Bishop's college writing center and Stadig's high school. As a result of Bishop and Stadig's work, Tiffany Martin's Tutors' Column details her encouraging interactions with tutoring fifth and sixth graders in Stadig's school. Davie Davis continues the theme of creative ways to move forward with his narrative of a writing center spurred to growth and expansion that began with adding coffee to the center.

And there's more forward movement in Margaret Mika's realization that her tutors' reactions to a previous Tutors' Column presented an opportunity for a thoughtful discussion among her tutors about tutoring, differences among tutors, and their recognition of their ability to discuss all this in a professional way and turn their conversation into publishable form. And Mika adds yet another dimension by taking a step backwards to examine her own position as director in the midst of all that intense discussion. We also have another in his series of "Ungrammatical Verses" by our WLN Poet Laureate, John Blazina (see p. 7). Yes, the new semester is hectic, and you're feeling besieged by it all, but find a quiet corner and a soothing beverage of your choice and enjoy some excellent reading. Invite your tutors to join you.

Muriel Harris, editor
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Author:Harris, Muriel
Publication:Writing Lab Newsletter
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Date:Sep 1, 2007
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