oa Stellenbosch Papers in Linguistics Plus - Adapting writing laboratory activities to different spaces and cultures - note

Volume 2019 Number 57
  • ISSN : 1726-541X
  • E-ISSN: 2224-3380



My experience as a writing laboratory consultant at Stellenbosch University’s Writing Lab (SU Writing Lab), from 2004 to 2012, was so enriching because I had come from a background where such activities were either a novelty or did not formally exist. So it was very exciting for me to realise that I could actually be paid for providing writing advice and mentorship to other writers, something I had been doing and would have happily continued doing for little or no thanks at all! But working as a trained writing consultant was really an eye-opener. It changed my perspective of writing lab activities especially in terms of scope, space, and the value I attached to the exercise of consulting on writing.

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