To that end, Fitzgerald and Ianetta bring us The Oxford Guide for Writing Tutors
, a text unique from most tutor guides, as it firmly ties the practice of tutoring with methods of research, highlighting tutor-researchers as essential contributors to the field of Writing Studies.
In other words, when it comes to verbosity and loquaciousness in tutoring sessions, more can be less, less can be more, and none might be most, but it all depends on the role, appropriation, and messages of silence as conveyed by the writing tutor
Extended discussion of these pedagogical possibilities can be accessed in my chapter in the digital collection, How We Teach Writing Tutors
Another explanation is that another survey, such as the Peer Writing Tutor
Alumni Research Project (Hughes, Gillespie, & Kail, 2010), is a better instrument to gauge the long-term benefits of tutor research since most of the respondents to my survey, by design, were tutors who had only recently participated in tutor research or were still participating in those projects.
Many writing tutors
have had sessions that began with a writer asking, "Will you edit my paper?" This question offers tutors the opportunity to explain the instructional spirit of the work we do in writing centers and address any misunderstandings about our mission and tutors' roles.
John Whitehouse tries out the outside broadcast facilities with a film crew from the Moving Image degree course; Writing students Gary Jones, Kate Vickery and Debbie Jones rehearse their own science fiction drama to be broadcast during the Wrexham Science Festival; Technician Richard Smith tests sound levels using BBC specification equipment; Students Howard Pimborough, Paul Bradshaw, Emma Davies, and Guillaume Prax rehearse a broadcast in; the NEWI sound studio
Using purposeful sampling (Creswell, 2014; Jones, Torres, & Arminio, 2014), I interviewed three individuals who represented the MU Athletics Department at various levels: Ralph Smargin, the athletics director, Charlotte Carren, the tutorial coordinator, and Patrick Hollett, a writing tutor
Schneider, a poet and writing tutor
in the UK, and Killick, a poet, literary journalist, and former teacher, present a guide to bringing people, events, thoughts, and feelings from one's personal life to writing.
Coventry-based comedy script writing tutor
Dorothy Kilmurray said: "It's aimed at people wanting to write for leisure purposes and it could also be for someone who wants a career in writing."
Through a survey of perspectives, the paper seeks to structure some of the questions that inform the potentially competing priorities of the business writer and the writing tutor
When I attended my first few training sessions and education meetings as a writing tutor
with the Shippensburg University (Ship) Writing Center, I was overwhelmed by the sheer amount of information.
The workshops - with writing tutor
and author Lynda Nash - can help people explore creative writing and write for pleasure, fun, or professionally.
Eight handouts provide: (1) a detailed description of the procedures for the assessment of students' portfolios by the English faculty at midterm and at the end of the course; (2) a portfolio scoring guide; (3) questions for in-class writing during one particular week of the semester; (4) a juror's rating sheet; (5) the midterm portfolio evaluation form; (6) a writing tutor
review sheet and referral form; and student comments about the portfolio assessment process on (7) the Juneau campus and (8) the Ketchikan campus of the University of Alaska Southeast.
Undergraduate writing tutor
research is supported by ongoing tutor education and mentoring.
Leahy), they plan to have a writing tutor
facilitate a class section.