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Writing Center Practicum

ENG 260W

Writing Center Practicum

ENG 260W

Course Description

Prerequisite: A "C" grade or better in a college level composition I course or permission of instructor. Presents the theory and principles behind being a peer writing tutor. Requires application of knowledge through tutoring actual students in the Writing Center. (3-12)

Outcomes and Objectives

Learn by reading books and/or articles about the theories and principles behind the tutoring of writing.

Objectives:

  • Demonstrate ability to understand and discuss key concepts in the reading.

Tutor actual students effectively and ethically.

Objectives:

  • Tutor students to help them improve their writing.
  • Demonstrate an ability to help students without doing the work for them.
  • Exhibit an understanding, while tutoring, of the unique ethics involved in such a setting.

Learn by reflecting on tutoring experiences.

Objectives:

  • Demonstrate an ability to critique the quality of a tutoring session through one-on-one conferences with instructor, class-wide discussion, and written self-reflection.