Department of Writing and Communication
Southern Discourse in the Center
Graduate school can be incredibly stressful, especially in our first or second years when we are often still learning our role within the institution, managing courses, and balancing our time. As we move through our degrees and overcome these early obstacles, we are then left facing challenges related to dissertation writing and finding jobs postcompletion. Those of us working as writing center consultants may face additional stressors due to the emotionally supportive and validating roles we play for clients, along with the pressures of being seen as writing authorities (Grouling and Buck; Praxis Blog). To help alleviate some of that stress in the writing center, we argue for implementing self-care strategies between sessions.
Morris, J., Diaz, V., & Nunez, N. (2019). Keeping a Clear Head: Enhancing Graduate Student Wellness through Meditation and Journaling in the Writing Center. Southern Discourse in the Center, 23 (2), 47-55. Retrieved from https://nsuworks.nova.edu/shss_facarticles/825