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Drexel Peer Readers Present at National Conference

December 5, 2013 —  

Mesha Roy Paladhi, Jen Jolles and Drew Houriet, Drexel Writing Center Peer Readers

Mesha Roy Paladhi, Jen Jolles and Drew Houriet, Drexel Writing Center Peer Readers

Drexel Writing Center (DWC) peer readers Drew Houriet and Jen Jolles, undergraduate English majors, and Mesha Roy Paladhi, undergraduate biological sciences major, presented "What's In A Name: The Peer Reader In Context," at the National Conference on Peer Tutoring of Writing in Tampa on Saturday, November 2, 2013. Houriet, Jolles and Paladhi presented alongside Rachel Wenrick, associate director of the DWC, and Janel McCloskey, coordinator for writing in the DWC.

The peer readers discussed the use of the titles, “peer reader” and “writer,” particularly how these terms set the tone for a relationship that leverages the writer’s knowledge rather than the tutor’s expertise. Through a discussion of the evolution of the term, "peer reader," the students touched on how they have come to embody the role and how it has affected their interactions with different cohorts in the Drexel Writing Center (DWC).

To learn more about the DWC and peer readers, or to have your writing reviewed, visit the DWC website or give them a call at 215.895.6633.

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