Monday, October 27, 2014

Debriefing MWCA

Discuss your experience at MWCA. Focus on your performance, sessions you attended, and what information you walked away with. Be specific- your response should be a beefy paragraph.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

"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.

Remember to include the following in your COMPLETE PARAGRAPH RESPONSE:
  • Your impressions of the article (likes/dislikes/agree/disagree)
  • How does it connecting to writing centers at large?
  • How can it be applied to the MHS Writing Center?

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Dimensions of the Tutorial: How it Breaks Down

"A good tutor function[s] to awaken individuals to their potentials and to channel their creative energies toward self-enhancing ends" (Murphy 16).

In "The Tutor's Role: Developing an Informed Practice," the author discusses the different dimensions of tutoring (pretextual, textual, and posttextual). Explore the different elements of these three dimensions and discuss their significance.

Remember to include the following in your COMPLETE PARAGRAPH RESPONSE:

  • Your impressions of the article (likes/dislikes/agree/disagree)
  • How does it connecting to writing centers at large?
  • How can it be applied to the MHS Writing Center?