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Dr. Wade Thompson to present at SCWCA Conference in February

02.21.2018 | By: Texas Wesleyan University

Dr. Wade Thompson will be representing Texas Wesleyan at the South Central Writing Centers Association Conference. His proposal entitled States of Being: Zen, Mindfulness, and the Art of Tutoring, has been accepted for the 2018 SCWCA Conference at the University of Central Arkansas on Feb. 22-24.

Dr. Thompson's paper explains his journey to becoming a Zen Buddhist priest and how incorporating mindfulness into the tutoring process can develop the potential of both the writing tutor and the student. Dr. Thompson assists Texas Wesleyan graduate students with all stages of writing. There are many benefits to incorporating mindfulness into the writing process from building self-confidence and assisting with focus, to overcoming writer's block. 

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