Program

METU SFL

ACADEMIC WRITING CENTER CONFERENCE PROGRAM

29 APRIL 2016, FRIDAY

Opening Speech

Time

Event

Hall D

Hall E

Hall F

Hall G

Hall H

8:30-9:00

Registration

9:00-9:05

Opening Remarks

AWC Coordinators 

Deniz Saydam & Cahide Elise Toplu- Çavuşoğlu                                                                                 

9:05-9:15

Opening Speech

Assistant Director & Advisor to the AWC 

Ayşem Karadağ Ötkür

9:15-10:15

Plenary Talk

Writing Centers: From Inception to Sustainable Growth

Dilek Tokay

10:15-10:30

Coffee Break

10:30-11:00

Concurrent Sessions

Academic Writing Center Involvement with Multilingual Graduate Students Demonstrably Improves Dissertation Writing

David R. Albachten

Challenges in Academic Writing

Sinem Bezircilioğlu

Adjustment of Feedback on Postgraduate Writing to Optimize Uptake

Filiz Etiz

11:00-11:15

Coffee Break

11:15-11:45

Concurrent Sessions

Autonomous Learning in a Proactive Way: ITU’s Approach to Writing

İlknur Karaman Ada & Athina Wolde-Michael Tesfa-Yohannes

Academic Writing in Turkey: An Investigation of Dissertations and Theses

Ziya Toprak

Multiple interrelating factors influencing university students’ academic writing practices in English

Derya Altınmakas

11:45-12:00

Coffee Break

12:00-12:30

Concurrent Sessions

Gorillas in the room: Waking up to my blindness

Murat Aydın

Part of the Problem:Reflections on the Writing Center in English-Medium Universities in Turkey

John Day

Writing in the Disciplines: Aiding Discipline Specific Writing with a Data Driven learning Approach

Elif Demirel

Help in need is help indeed: Why do we need a writing center?

Gamze Öncül

12:30-14:00

Lunch Break

14:00-14:30

Concurrent Sessions

Writing in Medicine with Challenges and Recommendations: Alarm Bells Started to Ring

Neslihan Özdemir

Gender Role as a Self-Expression in Academic Writing Discourses

Büşra Çınar

A Huge Stack of Marking: Learner Centred Feedback for Writing (Workshop)

*Katy Muench & Kathy Panton

14:30-14:45

Coffee Break

14:45-15:15

Concurrent Sessions

Write, read, respond, revise, reflect

Defne Akıncı & Şükran Saygı

Teaching Writing in class versus tutoring at the Academic Writing Center at METU: Focus on the clashes between the dual roles as a teacher and a tutor

Özlem Atar

15:20-16:00

Raffle & Closing Speech