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It is about the Writer and the Writing: Making Spaces Conducive to Learning

Carlos Munoz & Gail Forsgreen

Eastern Washington University

This presentation discusses strategies the EWU Writers’ Center uses to make writers feel welcome, safe, and brave to explore meaningful learning experiences and take risks in building collaborative relationships. Drawing from motivational scaffolding and politeness theories, the presenters will discuss integrating rapport building into consultant training, student surveys, policies, and programs. Additionally, the presenters will speak of how the success of their rapport-building efforts has led to the development of the Writing Fellows Program, Conversation Group, and first-year emerging writing sessions.

Multimedia presentation link: https://spark.adobe.com/page/NhpU0Y63tMgYg/

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