The College Writing Center: A Discussion with Joseph Cheatle


Listen to this interview of Joseph Cheatle, Director of the Writing & Media Center at Iowa State University. We talk about how communication will change your life.

Joseph Cheatle : "One of the typical traits of writing center tutors is that they are just really great. I don't know how else to describe it other than that they are often the best of the best at an institution in terms of their leadership, their vision, their work ethic, their desire for professional development. I mean, people who are writing center tutors, when they go out for job interviews, they often get asked about their writing center work, because people know that those are going to be good employees. So, there's a lot to be said for the students who come in and work at writing centers. Really these are just some of the best students at the institution: hard-working, ethical, interesting, and dedicated."

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