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writing centers, L2 writers, ESL


This presentation shares results of IRB-approved, cross-institutional survey research studying the role of writing centers in L2 writers' development as writers. Data showed that writers share some similarities across institutions (such as in their understanding of tutor and writer roles), but they also differ (such as in the number of appointments made in one year). Results are discussed in the context of helping writing centers use data like this to think about how they work with L2 writers and how assumptions can contribute to tutoring difficulties.