A tutor's guide: helping writers one to one

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Boynton/Cook Publishers : Heinemann, 2000 - Education - 161 pages
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If you're a writing tutor, here's a way to take everyday events in your tutoring sessions and connect them to good theory and practice. The aim of this book is not to provide pat answers, but to help you think through problems and gather new perspectives on them. It lets you listen in on the professional conversation that surrounds writing center practices. It also offers concrete suggestions and things to think about for the next tutoring session. Every one of the authors contributing essays to A Tutor's Guideis now or has recently worked in a writing center. They are the voices of writers and teachers. Each author focuses on a problem or concern you are likely to encounter in your tutorial sessions, such as where to begin the session, how to work with reluctant students, and how to help writers organize and proofread their papers. These authors meet you near the front line, pull you back about fifty feet, and help you see how you might frame a problem as part of a larger conversation about tutoring, teaching, learning, and writing. They believe - based on their years of experience - that this conversation is the path to discovering new knowledge about writing and yourself; and this is what makes working in writing centers an integral part of your education.

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User Review  - Nate Markham - Goodreads

I really liked this book on writing center tutoring. It provides hypothetical scenarios and gives advice to the tutor. It provides a number of roles a tutor can expect to take on like, teacher ... Read full review

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User Review  - Elias James - Goodreads

This book is a compilation of essays about English tutoring. It is a great, portable resource explaining a good number of the more important topics tutors need to know. We went over most of this book ... Read full review


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About the author (2000)

BEN RAFOTH teaches courses in qualitative research methods at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, where he has been a professor in the English department for fourteen years. He also directs the Writing Center at IUP. He conducted his first interview when he worked as a newspaper reporter in Ohio. Today he uses interviews to study how students learn to write and how writing center tutors can help them. You can contact Ben at mailto:brafoth@grove.iup.edu or visit his website at http://www.chss.iup.edu/wc/guide.

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