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CASLL-L January 2002

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Re: Canadian Writing programs web site

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Margaret Procter <[log in to unmask]>

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Tue, 15 Jan 2002 11:54:42 -0500

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Hi, Janice and all --

This is impressive and will be very useful! Here are a couple more links for the
network of writing centres at the University of Toronto (besides the general
site and the one for U of T Engineering, already listed under Ontario):

-- U of T at Scarborough Writing Centre,
http://library.scar.utoronto.ca/TLS/TWC/index.htm (watch for a forthcoming
faculty handbook on writing in the disciplines)

-- U of T Health Sciences Writing Centre, http://www.utoronto.ca/hswriting/
(excellent handouts on specific genres of writing)

-- U of T School of Graduate Studies, Office of English Language and Writing
Support, http://www.sgs.utoronto.ca/english/index.htm (an amazing array of
courses, workshops, and consultations for graduate students -- note especially
the inventive topics for courses and workshops, and the range of ways for
handling the needs of non-native speakers)

Regards,

Margaret.


Janice Freeman wrote:
>
> Margaret is right-- I have begun this project and have a draft of the Canadian
> Writing Programs web site up. I didn't want to announce it because it was put
> together by students (based on work that we've done tracking down centres over
> the past few years), and I still haven't had a chance to check it thoroughly.
> (A preliminary look showed me that some of the links are confused.)
>
> I do plan to polish it up and write some sort of a rationale for it some day
> soon. My (as yet to be written) Inkshed proposal is going to be centred on the
> Centres page.
>
> If you don't mind looking at a work in progress, here it is:
> http://www.uwinnipeg.ca/~caw/Writing%20Centres/Canadian%20Writng%20Centres.html
>
> Please let me know if I missed out anybody or if your links have changed. As I
> said, I haven't had a chance to check my students' work, so there's bound to be
> more errors than the few I've already noticed (and haven't changed...) I'll
> make this my Reading Week project...
>
> Janice
>
> Margaret Procter wrote:
>
> > Dear Inkshedders:
> >
> > I also second the term "writing conventions" to suggest the artificial (but
> > learnable) elements that people usually call "grammar." Use of that term
> > might at least lead to questions, and even give us chances to mention
> > Williams, Hartwell, etc. Alas, the original glamour has been lost in
> > popular usage.
> >
> > And I like the idea of an inventory of current writing programs across
> > Canada. As Theresa mentions, I did a study of the use of testing in Ontario
> > universities in 1995 that turned into an account of the types of
> > instruction that universities had developed by then (mostly instead of
> > tests). It's still on the Web at
> > http://www.utoronto.ca/writing/reportw.html. And Henry Hubert did a survey
> > of writing centres across Canada that was published in Inkshed a few years
> > ago -- about 1998?? Is this on the web anywhere? (Henry?) Janice Freeman
> > was thinking of doing some information-gathering this year about writing
> > centres: is that underway? Can we help? And then there's Tania Smith, who
> > knows about us inside and out....
> >
> > It would be useful for our own self-education as well as for internal
> > politics to see the range of designs that have taken shape in recent years.
> > Some will be the Best Practices our committees periodically want to hear
> > about, others will be interesting or serve as warnings, maybe. I know some
> > fine examples of the intertwining of writing centres, disciplinary courses
> > and writing courses, and look forward to hearing of more shapes and models.
> > Has WAC won? Where is ESL, anyway? Is it and should it be separate from
> > other elements in writing programs? Rob Irish's work at U of T Engineering
> > really is quite amazing, and I'd like to know more about Amanda's at
> > Winnipeg as well as to catch up with SFU and UBC and Alberta and UNB and
> > Memorial.
> >
> > Margaret
> >
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--
(Dr.) Margaret Procter
University of Toronto Coordinator, Writing Support
Room 216, University College
15 King's College Circle
Toronto, ON M5S 3H7

(416) 978-8109; FAX (416) 971-2027
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