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Community Writing Centers and Genre Literacy

  • Marc Hummel Rutgers University


Examining the rich learning environment of a community-based writing center, this essay explores the possibilities and practical implications of a genre-intensive approach to writing instruction. Based on participant observation, the essay combines study of student-published texts and related additional research.

Author Biography

Marc Hummel, Rutgers University

Marc Hummel graduated from Rutgers University with a BA in English in 2010. He currently works as a copywriter at QVC in West Chester, Pennsylvania. He writes about technology, music, and literacy on his website,

How to Cite
Hummel, M. (2015). Community Writing Centers and Genre Literacy. Young Scholars in Writing, 9, 58-63. Retrieved from