CAHSS Faculty Articles

Department

Department of Writing and Communication

Publication Date

Fall 2019

Publication Title

Southern Discourse in the Center

Volume

23

Issue/No.

2

First Page

47

Last Page

55

Abstract

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.

ORCID ID

0000-0002-0319-4918, 0000-0002-3385-1966

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