One of the common fears that teachers voice when discussing whether or not a student should utilize the writing center revolves around the idea of ownership and the "intrusiveness" of writing center consultations-- they fear that the consultant will end up feeding a client too many ideas, and it's no longer the clients work. They can be concerned that the consultant will write all over the paper, making changes, eliminating errors, and erasing the writer from the piece all together. While we know this isn't the case, so people believe that writing centers should take steps to reduce the potential of this happening. This article discusses the hows and whys of being a minimalist tutor; Jeff Brooks discusses why minimalist tutoring is important and what it means for the writing center and consultants. Reflect on your impressions of this article and what you can take away from it. Be detailed.
Remember to include the following in your COMPLETE PARAGRAPH response:
- Your impressions of the article (likes/dislikes/agree/disagree)
- How does it connect to writing centers at large?
- How can it be applied to the MHS Writing Center?