Article by Lone Star College-Montgomery Professor Published in Academic Journal

The accolades for Lone Star College-Montgomery’s professors continue to grow, most recently with news that Dr. Paullett Golden, professor of English at LSC-Montgomery, was selected to have an academic article published in the spring 2011 edition of Praxis: A Writing Center Journal.
 
It’s a true honor to see my work recognized in the issue of this journal, which concentrates on raising the profile of writing centers across the nation,” said Golden.
 
Golden’s article entitled, “Writing in Context: Redefining the Writing Center as the Multidisciplinary Hub for Writing in the New Millennium,” focuses on creating a writing center that is, in her words, the “hub for professional discourse, and a place that celebrates the different written conventions of each discipline.”
 
“For this to happen, instructors across each college or university should have an invested interest in the writing center,” said Golden. “The key to this is to train the tutors at the center to understand writing within each field of study so they can offer assistance in multiple disciplines, such as with a biology lab report or an annotated bibliography for an economics class.”
 
Golden’s article explained that, aside from the few truly multidisciplinary centers in the nation, many writing centers have a reputation for only offering help on traditional English papers. But by training writing center tutors in multiple fields, Golden sees an opportunity for writing centers to ‘raise the bar’ and become something supported and used by many disciplines.
 
Golden began her passion for writing centers during her college education when she served as a tutor in her college’s multidisciplinary writing center and received rigorous writing-in-the-disciplines training. She then went on to focusing on writing center theory in her doctoral studies.
 
“I had the opportunity to serve as a writing center assistant/interim director during my education and offer the students a true definition of a writing center—an understanding of cross-curriculum writing disciplines, styles, and expectations,” said Golden.
 
After beginning her college education in 1998 as a student at LSC-Montgomery, Golden eventually completed a doctorate degree in composition and rhetoric from Texas A & M Commerce and a master of arts degree in English from Sam Houston State University. She has been at LSC-Montgomery as a full time professor for almost seven years.
 
Praxis: A Writing Center Journal is an electronic publication sponsored by the University of Texas at Austin’s undergraduate writing center. A copy of Golden’s article can be found online at projects.uwc.utexas.edu/praxis/.
 
LSC-Montgomery is located at 3200 College Park Drive, one-half mile west of Interstate 45, between Conroe and The Woodlands. For more information about the college, call 936.273.7000, or visit www.LoneStar.edu/montgomery.
 
With more than 69,000 students in credit classes for fall 2010, and a total enrollment of more than 85,000, Lone Star College System is the largest institution of higher education in the Houston area, and the fastest-growing community college system in Texas. Dr. Richard Carpenter is the chancellor of LSCS, which consists of five colleges including LSC-CyFair, LSC-Kingwood, LSC-Montgomery, LSC-North Harris, and LSC-Tomball, six centers, LSC-University Park, LSC-University Center at Montgomery, LSC-University Center at University Park, Lone Star Corporate College, and LSC-Online. To learn more visit LoneStar.edu.