Title

Implementing Audio Consultations in the Writing Center

Type of Culminating Activity

Graduate Student Project

Graduation Date

5-2009

Degree Title

Master of Arts in English, Rhetoric and Composition

Department

English

Major Advisor

Michael Mattison

Abstract

The Boise State Writing Center exists not because writers cannot write; it exists because writers do write. The Center—one of many such writing centers at schools across the country—started conducting tutorial sessions in 1980; its goal is to meet the needs of writers in the Boise State community, a community at a metropolitan university with currently over 19,000 students ("Facts" 1). Each year the Center conducts approximately 3200 sessions—the majority are face-to-face—with writers from every discipline, college, and writing level.