- Barbara L Shwom - 847/491-7690 - Kresge 2-245
- Kresge Centennial Hall 2-315 - Tu 6:00PM - 8:00PM
Practical Rhetoric: Issues in Tutoring Writing is a practical course in helping others with writing, using a facilitative, collaborative approach. The course is intended primarily for students wishing to become tutors in the Writing Place. The course will combine readings, discussion, and experiential practice in peer tutoring. By the end of the course, you should be able to do the following:
a) understand the writing process, the basic theory of the peer tutoring, and the codes of professionalism in writing center work;
b) analyze the strengths and weaknesses of another writer’s paper in all areas, including rhetorical aptness, argumentation, structure, style, grammar, punctuation, and mechanics;
c) prioritize tasks to work on with a writer, in accordance with a valid understanding of the writing process and the writer’s particular abilities and circumstances;
d) deploy a wide range of tutoring strategies to assist a writer, such as directed questioning, serving as a transparent reader, playback and feedback, modeling, error-pattern analysis, and directing the writer in analyzing assignments, brainstorming, glossing and "WIRMI," and using writing resources."
In addition to class time, the course requires three hours a week of tutoring in the Writing Place. (Any hours over the three required hours during fall quarter are paid hours). Students who successfully pass the course are eligible for a paid position as a Writing Place tutor.
- Admission by consent of instructor
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Overview of class
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