"Anybody There?" A Comparison of Writing-Center Coaching and Crisis Counseling
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A volunteer crisis counselor and writing center tutor juxtaposes the skill sets necessary for each position. It's 4:30 am. It has been a slow night, and I am sleeping fitfully on the pullout couch, tossing and turning underneath a small fleece blanket. The phone rings. I jump off the couch and run across the cheap, blue linoleum to flick on the light, grab a clipboard, and answer the phone by the second ring.