Talk About Writing

Author: Jo Mackiewicz
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317666909
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Talk about Writing: The Tutoring Strategies of Experienced Writing Center Tutors offers a book-length empirical study of the discourse between experienced tutors and student writers in satisfactory conferences. The study uses a research-driven, iteratively tested framework to help writing center directors, tutors, writing program administrators, rhetoric and composition researchers, first-year composition instructors, and others interested in talk about writing to systematically analyze tutors’ talk and to use that analysis to train new tutors. The book strives toward two main goals: to provide an analytical research and assessment tool—the coding scheme—that other researchers can use to understand writing center tutor talk and to provide a close, empirical analysis of experienced tutor talk that can facilitate tutor training. The study details tutors’ use of three categories of tutoring strategies—instruction, cognitive scaffolding, and motivational scaffolding—at macro- and microlevels and results in practical recommendations for improving tutor training.

The Aboutness of Writing Center Talk

Author: Jo Mackiewicz
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134886500
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Writing centers in universities and colleges aim to help student writers develop practices that will make them better writers in the long term and that will improve their draft papers in the short term. The tutors who work in writing centers accomplish such goals through one-to-one talk about writing. This book analyzes the aboutness of writing center talk—what tutors and student writers talk about when they come together to talk about writing. By combining corpus-driven analysis to provide a quantitative, microlevel view of the subject matter and sociocultural discourse analysis to provide a qualitative macrolevel view of tutor-student writer interactions, it further establishes how these two research methods operate together to produce a robust and rigorous analysis of spoken discourse.

Online Teaching and Learning

Author: Carla Meskill
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1441175784
Format: PDF
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Online Teaching and Learning shows how learning through the internet depends on complex human interactions for success. The text uses sociocultural theory as its foundational stance to empirically examine the dynamics of these interactions. It seeks to understand meaning making in all of its social, linguistic and cultural complexity. Each chapter examines how it is that culturally and historically situated meanings get negotiated through social mediation in online instructional venues. It extends the ways we think and talk about online teaching and learning.

ESL Writers

Author: Shanti Bruce
Publisher: Boynton/Cook Pub
ISBN: 9780867095807
Format: PDF, Docs
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Finally, a book written for writing center tutors who assist ESL students. Combining practical tutoring advice with insights that build cultural bridges, ESL Writers helps tutors create a more meaningful and effective exchange between themselves and nonnative English speakers. ESL Writers is divided into three parts: Cultural Contexts examines many of the challenges students face as they become proficient speakers and writers of English. The ESL Tutoring Session focuses on individual meetings with students whose primary language is not English. Packed with helpful tips and new perspectives on familiar routines, this section demonstrates strategies likely to be effective with nonnative speakers. A Broader View adds depth and breadth to the discussion by demonstrating how writing centers abroad operate, offering insights into the rules and conventions of English, and sharing the stories of ESL students who visit the writing center. For tutors, this indispensable guide gives them the know-how to make better informed choices as they conduct sessions with ESL students. For writing center directors, ESL Writers is the perfect training text, and its examples and scenarios are the ideal jumping-off point for staff meetings and group problem-solving sessions.

Realizing Autonomy

Author: Kay Irie
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 0230358489
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Realizing Autonomy: Practice and Reflection in Language Education Contexts presents critical practitioner research into innovative approaches to language learner autonomy. Writing about experiences in a range of widely differing contexts, the authors offer fresh insights and perspectives on the challenges and contradictions of learner autonomy.

A Tutor s Guide

Author: Bennett A. Rafoth
Publisher: Boynton/Cook Pub
ISBN: 9780867094954
Format: PDF, ePub
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If you're a writing tutor, here's a way to take everyday events in your tutoring sessions and connect them to good theory and practice.

Tutoring Writing

Author: Donald A. McAndrew
Publisher: Heinemann Educational Books
ISBN: 9780867095180
Format: PDF, Docs
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In addition to providing a thorough review of theory and research of the principles and practices of tutoring, Tutoring Writing offers a rich toolbox of tutoring tips.

Border talk

Author: Howard B. Tinberg
Publisher: Natl Council of Teachers
ISBN: 9780814103784
Format: PDF, Mobi
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