Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Invisible Voice?

At times it seems as though teachers prefer a lack of voice in writing; it might be because it is easier to standardized voiceless writing or because there is less grey area without voice. But what does it do to writing? Discuss your own experience with voice in academic writing, as well as exploring the implications of the article. Be sure to include quotes and detailed descriptions.

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

"Training Tutors to Talk About Writing"

North claims the following about writing (and tutoring writing)- "As I tell my students (who accuse me of thinking in bumper stickers), we are who we are as writers-- and tutors of writing--  because of who we have been; and the conceptual and emotional baggage of 15 or 20 or 30 years of schooling won't be changed by a dozen hours in the Reserve Room of the library." Do you agree or disagree? Discuss your opinion in detail, using evidence from the text. Connect this with the article we read and explain how it applies to our Center.

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Peer Review: Yay? or Nay!

Consider what the article has to say about peer review and peer review workshops. Describe what your experience has been like with peer review in the high school setting. How could we effectively create peer review workshops in our high school? Explain what would you want this workshop to look like. How would you structure our future peer review workshops? Explain in detail.