Official announcement from the National Writing Centres Consortium


Dear Friends,


Our 3rd International Conference, Academic Writing in a Global World: Current Challenges and Future Perspectives, was scheduled to take place in autumn 2020. This significant event is important for our society of academic writers given that, during our annual conferences, experts in scientific communication from Russia and from abroad deliver lectures, master classes, seminars, and poster presentations.


Due to the global COVID-19 pandemic, unfortunately, we will not be able to proceed with the conference this year. Global travel restrictions are preventing us from inviting international speakers and participants; as such, we are unable to organize a program that meets with the high
quality standards you have come to expect from us.


With the current situation in mind, the General Meeting of the members of the National Writing Centres Consortium Association reached the decision to reschedule the 3rd Annual Academic Writing Conference for April 15-17, 2021.


We are happy to invite you to participate at the future conference. As usual, we promise that you will be a part of an enriching program. You will be able to attend the lectures of highly-qualified experts from all over the world, take part in interesting discussions, participate in seminars and master-classes, and partake in the extended cultural programs for all conference participants.


We will launch the official website for the conference soon, wherein you will be able to find all the up-to-date and detailed information.


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Announcement from IATEFL

Dear Colleagues,

We are happy to make a call for articles, reports and book reviews for Issue 54 to be published in late April 2020 of the bi-annual peer-reviewed journal Professional and Academic English.

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Nuts and Bolts of Academic Writing

Dear Colleagues!


We are excited to announce our new video training course


Nuts and Bolts of Academic Writing


Made possible by a team of internationally recognized EAP/ERPP experts
who took their time during the Academic Writing Conference in October 2019 and made this video course available to all of us for free!

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IWCA Collaborative @ CCCC 2020

The 2020 IWCA Collaborative will be held in Milwaukee, WI, on Wednesday, March 25th at the Norman H. Ott Memorial Writing Center, Marquette University. We look forward to launching your CCCCs experience or to offering you a stand-alone experience devoted to contact zones in writing center work.

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Best Tricks To Identify Gaps In Dissertation Writing

The dissertation is a critical academic project which justifies the student’s performance at university. If a student fails to perform in the thesis, they may not be able to qualify for their higher qualification. With that in mind, there is still an immense difference between a book report and a dissertation. 

In this article, we assume that the scholars have already completed their research paper. Students need to follow these recommendations before submitting their final thesis. Avoid going back to the finished project after you have completed your dissertation. Pick up the same finished project after a week, and begin the revision process.

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20 Ways Handwriting Is Good for You and Your Studying

With the abundance of modern technology and gadgets, some people believe that handwriting may soon become an obsolete craft.

Instead of writing information down, we have gotten in the habit of typing it or using voice input (which can then be transformed into text, thanks to neural networks and artificial intelligence). In our busy world, typing and recording are very convenient, ensuring that the notes you’ve taken will always be with you, stored on your device or in the cloud.

But many people have forgotten the benefits of handwriting. For example, moving your hand across the page acts as both motor and cognitive exercise, improving your performance in numerous ways that you might not even realize.

We’ve created a list of reasons why handwriting is good for you, and why it’s too soon to forget about it completely.

Check out the infographic below for in-depth details about the benefits of handwriting. Who knows, maybe you’ll want to write a note or two by hand afterwards.

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Pilcrow Studio Writing Retreat May 24th 4pm – May 27th 2020 Bluewater, Ontario

The CWCA/ACCR and CWCR/RCCR are excited to invite proposals to the first Pilcrow Studio Writing Retreat for writing scholars, instructors, and tutors at a lovely AirBnB Cottage in Bluewater, Ontario on the shores of Lake Huron.

The Pilcrow Studio retreat offers an opportunity for focused writing in community with your writing centre colleagues from across the country.

Proposals should involve research projects intended for publication in the fields of writing centres or writing studies, with a view towards writing pedagogy. Read More

150 English Grammar Pages: Facebook, YouTube, Reddit, Telegram

You well know that productive studying and social networks are like archenemies to each other. You can only do one at any given time. You usually start with studying, let’s say, English grammar, but suddenly find yourself scrolling your Facebook feed or browsing subreddits. We know how that works. Read More