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Writing Center Mission Statement Wordle

I am curious to have community comments on this Wordle constructed from approximately 33 mission statements freely provided to me by WC administrators from various institutions. If you aren't familiar with Wordle (http://www.wordle.net), it crunches texts and represents the most prevalent terms appearing in the text by size. I don't believe color or position has any statistical significance, and is mostly chosen by the person who creates the Wordle based on her or his aesthetic sensibilities. In the following Worldle, I have removed "writing" and "center" as terms. I did this simply because those terms, quite expectantly, were ubiquitous in all the mission statements and, therefore, took up a lot of Wordle screen real estate:

Available from http://www.wordle.net. (Corrected version.)



While I am drawing my own nefarious conclusions from this smash-up for my CCCC presentation, I just wanted to hear what the WC community thinks; that is why I haven't really shaped perception with questions, but I suppose if you are stuck in commenting on it, you might want to consider the significance of the prevalence of certain terms.

Update: I noticed an error in my text file where "writing" was not always removed. I corrected that (3/10/2010; 9:48 am). I apologize for the error.

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