Tutors as Student WritersSWC Site
-How did it feel to be in the seat of a student writer at the SWC?
-When you came to the SWC, how did you view your project and yourself as a writer? Were you struggling with anything in particular?
- Contacts for OHIO subject librarians
- Purdue OWL’s list of tips and resources for writing tutors
- 1st-year learning outcomes for OHIO freshman writing students
- DePaul Writing Center Tutor Scenario Videos: “The Mime”, “The Deflector” “The Genius”
- The Writing Lab Newsletter (Read about what other writing centers/tutors are doing around the country)
Tutor discussions about the film Writing Across Borders.
Additional resources for working with non-native speakers
- Handouts from OPIE and ELIP, our resource cart, and online resources we’ve discussed at orientation or in staff meetings
- The CCC Statement on Second Language Writing and Writers
- Applicable chapters in Harry C. Denny’s Facing the Center: Toward an Identity Politics of One-to-One Mentoring
QUESTIONS TO CONSIDER DURING PEER OBSERVATIONS
- Why did the student writer come to see us?
- What kinds of questions was the writer asking?
- What kind of rapport was established in the session you observed?
- What kind of tone was set in the session you observed?
- What would you say was the proportion of tutor talk in the session you observed?
- What kind of talking did the tutor do in the session you observed?
- Did you discuss anything else with the tutor if you had time–or, what questions do you have after observing this session?
SOME WAYS WE RESPOND TO STUDENT WRITING:
Open-ended questions (questions that can’t be answered with yes or no)
Other kinds (describe)
*Adapted from Gillespie and Lerner’s The Allyn and Bacon Guide to Peer Tutoring (96)