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A Tutor's Guide, Second Edition (eBook)

Helping Writers One to One, Second Edition

By Ben Rafoth

Well-informed by contemporary theory, the essays in this collection touch on important but often neglected aspects of writing-center tutoring, from dealing with emotionally charged topics, to engaging diffident writers, to working with students on thorny grammatical and stylistic problems.
—Russell K. Durst, University of Cincinnati

A Tutor’s Guide offers clear, sensible, and cautionary advice to all tutors and teachers of writing.
—Toby Fulwiler

The first edition of A Tutor's Guide helped tutors across the country connect composition theory to the everyday events in their tutoring sessions. This...

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Well-informed by contemporary theory, the essays in this collection touch on important but often neglected aspects of writing-center tutoring, from dealing with emotionally charged topics, to engaging diffident writers, to working with students on thorny grammatical and stylistic problems.
—Russell K. Durst, University of Cincinnati

A Tutor’s Guide offers clear, sensible, and cautionary advice to all tutors and teachers of writing.
—Toby Fulwiler

The first edition of A Tutor's Guide helped tutors across the country connect composition theory to the everyday events in their tutoring sessions. This second edition moves further into the practical realities of today's writing centers, taking a closer look at the most important issues facing writing tutors and the students who confer with them.

Like its predecessor, A Tutor's Guide, second edition, provides access to the professional conversation that surrounds writing-center practices, offering a concrete sense of what tutoring sessions are really like, who uses them, and how to maximize their effectiveness. Now, new chapters take the interactions outlined in the first edition into conferences with:

  • English language learners
  • business and technical writers
  • advanced composition students
  • graduate-level writers.

The second edition also includes a new chapter that helps tutors understand what happens when a session goes awry and gives them fresh tools for reflection that will strengthen their ability to respond to unusual situations in the future.

With a keen awareness of both the nuts and bolts and the important theoretical and pedagogical underpinnings of good tutoring, A Tutor's Guide is an invaluable tool for every writing center.

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Contents

1. Setting the Agenda for the Next Thirty Minutes, William J. Macauley, Jr.
2. What Line? I Didn’t See Any Line, Molly Wingate
3. (Non)Meeting of the Minds: A Study in Frustration, Nicole Kraemer Munday
4. Talk to Me: Engaging Reluctant Writers, Muriel Harris
5. Tutoring in Emotionally Charged Sessions, Corinne Agostinelli, Helena Poch, and Elizabeth Santoro
6. Crossing Cultures with International ESL Writers: The Tutor as Contact Zone Contact Person, Carol Severino
7. Recent Developments in Assisting ESL Writers, Jennifer J. Ritter
8. Shifting Gears: Business and Technical Writing, Carol Briam
9. Is There a Creative Writer in the House? Tutoring to Enhance Creativity and Engagement, Wendy Bishop
10. A Balancing Act of Efficiency and Exploration: Tutoring Writers in Advanced Classes, Pavel Zemliansky
11. Organizing Ideas: Focus Is the Key, Alice L. Trupe
12. Helping Writers to Write Analytically, Ben Rafoth
13. Tutoring in unfamiliar Subjects, Alexis Greiner
14. Developing Genre Discourse: Graduate Student Writing, Carol Ellis
15. Protocols and Process in Online Tutoring, George Cooper, Kara Bui, and Linda Riker
16. Can You Proofread This? Beth Rapp Young
17. Using Others’ words: Quoting, Summarizing, and Documenting Sources, Mary Mortimore Dossin

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