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Writing Center Videos

Given that I'm working on a couple of video projects (one currently in production with my colleague Tiffany Rousculp and one in pre-planning stage), I've been interested in what others have done related to writing centers. Most of the videos found on Youtube are advertisements for writing center work. There are a couple of humorous ones out there (1, and 2) but one serious one stands out in that it seems to define writing center work quite well is from Evergreeen State:

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I like how they've taken the voice and integrated it with the image.

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  1. The more I watch this, the more I am enthused by what Evergreen State has produced. I really dig how it all flows into a common WC theme--the ideal, as it were, writing center.

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  2. You should take a look at the other video by the same producer: One with the work. You can find it in the favorites on

    www.youtube.com/embroideredlives

    in the favorites section and link to the producer's page from there.

    As a graduate I can confirm that the Writing Center at Evergreen does function at a near ideal. I'd love to talk with anyone interested in discussing the development of strong writing communities. Email alias1000@hotmail.com.

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