Waterloo Journal: Building WAC Support Where There Is No WAC

International Writing Centers, Uncategorized, UW-Madison Writing Center Alumni Voices, Writing Across the Curriculum

By Stephanie White – I’ve been reading Adam Gopnik’s ageless Paris to the Moon off and on over the last year, savouring it in small portions like a bottle of good Scotch. Gopnik’s descriptions of life in Paris for a non-Parisian family, originally published as a series of New Yorker essays called “Paris Journals,” are warm […]

March 6, 2017

Somewhere beyond the lake: Writing across our curriculum and beyond

Big 10 Writing Centers, Collaborative Learning, Graduate Students, Higher Education

by Stephanie White Stephanie White just completed her two-year term as Assistant Director of the program in Writing Across the Curriculum at the University of Wisconsin–Madison.   Last semester, the Writing Across the Curriculum (WAC) program here at UW–Madison was thrilled to continue building our partnership with the university’s Delta program. Delta’s mission is to encourage […]

September 23, 2013

Senior-Thesis Writing Groups: Putting Students in the Driver’s Seat

Big 10 Writing Centers, Collaborative Learning, Community Writing Assistance, Events, Higher Education, Peer Tutoring, Science Writing, Student Voices, Tutorial Talk and Methods, Undergraduate Students, Writing Across the Curriculum, Writing Center Workshops, Writing Centers, Writing Fellows

By Elisabeth Miller and Stephanie White On a Sunday morning in February, five students brave the icy winds howling off Lake Mendota, knock the snow and slush off their boots, and straggle into the student union toward a table near the windows looking over a snowy Memorial Union Terrace. That night, another five students wrap […]

March 4, 2013

Writing Across the Curriculum’s Head Start

Events, Graduate Students, Higher Education, Science Writing, Writing Across the Curriculum, Writing Centers

Every semester, our Writing Across the Curriculum program gets a head start. The week before classes have even begun, we have the privilege of spending two mornings training up to 75 new Teaching Assistants. These TAs will be teaching writing-intensive courses across the disciplines—courses that fulfill an intermediate communication requirement for undergraduates. In our UW-Madison […]

September 17, 2012

A Conversation with Katrin Girgensohn


Here at the UW-Madison Writing Center, we have been thrilled to have Katrin Girgensohn spend the year with us as our visiting scholar from the Writing Center at European University Viadrina in Frankfurt (Oder), Germany. And here on this blog you’ve gotten to see a little of her, too. I’m privileged to get to share […]

April 16, 2012

Co-Teaching as Synthesis: Learning to Ask Questions

Outreach, Writing Across the Curriculum, Writing Center Tutors, Writing Centers

The students in Professor Rebekah Willett’s first-year course on the Internet and Society are crouched over their desks and laptops, some scribbling, some typing, some doing so fervently, some reluctantly. All are working to formulate a couple of sentences that synthesize two paragraphs of text they have in front of them. I’ve just walked with […]

October 10, 2011