prepare for or presentation/paper project: B R A I N S T O R M!!! You’ve read a great deal on writing tutoring and theory this term: what aspects of writing tutoring might you like to dig deeper into? You might find that Journal # 11 (above) helps to inform your sense of interest. Be ready to “pitch” an idea to the class next time.
For next class: The final project has two parts: a research presentation and an extended essay. Review the final project 1 and 2 to get a sense of what you might write about, then begin work on Part 1: the presentation. Explore the WLN: A Journal of Writing Center Scholarship, the journal Across the Disciplines, and the WAC Clearinghouse. Considering this reading alongside your experiences as a fellow so far, identify a possible focus for your final project and write Journal #12 describing your topic and questions…
Read Gillespie and Lerner, chap. 13 “What if…”. Write Journal #10 about a particular challenge you’re experiencing, or a strategy that seems to be working well, in your meetings with students or in class visits. We’ll compare notes and comments and talk about ways of resolving the problem or extending your successes. Begin drafting a set of guidelines for tutors.
Post on your ePortfolio as Journal # 9. Be ready to talk about process and product.
Read Gillespie and Lerner, ch. 12 “Interdisciplinary and On-Line Tutoring.” Journal # 8: What really sticks with you about this chapter—what will you take into a tutoring session?
Think about the meetings you’ve had with your faculty partners so far this term. What advice might you offer a fellow in the future about how to prepare and interact with a WF faculty member in the future? Your response is Journal # 7.
Read Gillespie and Lerner, chap. 8 “Reading in the Writing Center” and post journal #6 What are you noticing about your tutees’ reading strategies? What is the relationship between their reading and drafting? Which strategies have you tried out or will you try out why? Take a look at the examples starting on p. 109—have you experienced any of these?
Journal # 5: What’s on your mind as we move into week 5? Fellows-led discussion for next class.
Post your reflection on the mock-tutoring session, journal # 4.
Journal # 3: What really sticks with you about these Chapter 6—what will you take into a tutoring session?