Tuesday, October 16, 2012

"A Tutor's Quandry"

In the article "A Tutor's Quandry", the author tries to examine when and if it is okay to use deceitful fiction in a non-fiction form of writing. After reading the article think about if and when you feel it is okay to do this. From there, apply the idea to plagiarism and as Writing Center consultants, on both the college and high school level, what should one do when faced with a known plagiarized paper?

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Deep Thinking and the Writing Center Model (2nd Hr)

In Barbara Bird's article, "Rethinking our View on Learning,"she discusses the need and benefit of deep thinking on writing center clients. She makes a persuasive argument that the qualities of deep thinking can help improve our writers, not just the writing they come in with. To do that, we must consider the following: How can we make deep thinking a more explicit part of OUR process?

Monday, September 24, 2012

Debrief: First Small Group Consultations

We've had our first set of small group consultations, and now we need to debrief. Think critically and constructively about the experience. After sharing your experience in this blog, take part in our google doc conversation to improve the experience and build strategies for the next time. Reflect on your experience and share what it was like for you. Be specific.

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Small Group Consultations

What did we learn from the article that we can apply specifically to our future consultations? Discuss how you might run a small group consultation and comment on others as well. How will you structure time use? Why? Explain in detail.

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

"Room for One More?"

React to the article. How might it affect how we tutor? Analyze and discuss the differences between traditional tutoring and small group tutoring. How might we apply this to our new layout? Use evidence from the article and fully discuss your opinions.

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Shirt Ideas

We need WC shirts! Post a link to your shirt idea here and give feedback to your classmates. Krol wants to vote on these ideas Friday!

Video Ideas

Ok, folks! We need a promo video that explains our new layout, what we do, and how to sign up. We need catchy video ideas that are short but detailed enough to explain how to use the Writing Center. List any ideas you can come up with (at least one) and comment on at least one other classmate's idea. Happy brainstorming!