9780199941841

The Oxford Guide for Writing Tutors Practice and Research

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    9780199941841

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  • Copyright: 4/1/2015
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press

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Summary

Distinctive Features

* Includes scholarship authored by undergraduate tutor-researchers
* Provides extensive references to and bibliographic citations of the scholarship of the field
* Offers references to research that supports and challenges disciplinary common knowledge
* Contains assignments designed to support discussion, writing, and inquiry

Author Biography


Lauren Fitzgerald is Director of the Wilf Campus Writing Center and Associate Professor of English at Yeshiva University. Melissa Ianetta is Director of the Writing Center and Associate Professor of English at the University of Delaware. They have published on writing centers, writing center scholarship, writing program administration, rhetoric, and undergraduate research, and together they edited The Writing Center Journal (2009-2013) for which they received the Council of Editors of Learned Journals' Phoenix Award for Editorial Achievement.

Table of Contents


TABLE OF CONTENTS
ABOUT THIS BOOK
Welcome
A Word About People, Places, and Writing Instruction
A Word About the Work We Do
Writing about Tutoring
A Word about the Book's Structure
Acknowledgements

SECTION 1: INTRODUCTION TO TUTORING WRITING
CHAPTER 1 INTRODUCTION TO WRITING AND RESEARCH
Introduction
Writing Research
Three Concerns for Any Researcher
Places To Search for Research in the Field
CHAPTER 2 TUTORING WRITING: WHAT, WHY, WHERE, AND WHEN
Introduction
What is a Writing Center? What is a Writing Tutor?
What is a Writing Center? : Historical Views
What is Writing Center?: Theoretical Views

SECTION 2: A TUTOR'S HANDBOOK
CHAPTER 3 TUTORING PRACTICES
Introduction
Foundational Advice for Writing Tutors
An Overview of Writing Tutoring Sessions
Tutoring Is Conversation
Tutoring is Not Just Any Conversation
Final Reflections on this Chapter
CHAPTER 4 AUTHORING PROCESSES
Introduction
Writing Processes
Writing Tutors and Writing Processes
Authoring
Writing Tutors, Authoring, and Plagiarism
CHAPTER 5 TUTOR AND WRITER IDENTITIES
Introduction
Identity and Writing Tutoring Programs
Identity and Tutoring Strategies
Tutoring across Language and Culture Differences
Tutoring across Physical and Learning Differences
US Academic Writing
CHAPTER 6 TUTORING WRITING IN AND ACROSS THE DISCIPLINES
Introduction
Academic Writing(s)
A Genre-Based Approach to Tutoring Writing
Generalist and Specialist Tutoring
Strategies for Tutoring Disciplinary Writing and Specialized Genres
Strategies for Writing Fellows

CHAPTER 7 NEW MEDIA AND ONLINE TUTORING
Introduction
What's Old about Tutoring New Media and Online
Tutoring New Media
Online Tutoring
Reflecting on Our Conceptions

SECTION 3: RESEARCH METHODS FOR WRITING TUTORS
CHAPTER 8 THE KINDS OF RESEARCH- AND THE KINDS OF QUESTIONS THEY CAN ANSWER
Introduction
Method and Lore
Argument
Reliability and Validity
Audience
Ethics
CHAPTER 9 LOOKING THROUGH LENSES: THEORETICALLY-BASED INQUIRY
Introduction
Theorizing Not Theory
What is Theory?
What is Your Theory?
What Can You Do with Your Theory?
How Should You Apply Your Theory?

CHAPTER 10 LEARNING FROM THE PAST: HISTORICAL RESEARCH
Introduction
Why Write History?
History, Subjectivity, and Historiography
History, Enlightenment, and The Postmodern Condition
From Historiography to History: Ways to Read and Evaluate Historical Research
Kinds of History
Creating Histories
People as Scholarly Resources: Creating Oral Histories
Collaboration, Accessibility, and the Creation of Writing Center History
From Reading and Researching to Writing Histories
CHAPTER 11 SHOW ME: EMPIRICAL RESEARCH
Introduction
Types of Empirical Research
What Constitutes Empirical Research?
On Mixing Methods
Reading Empirical Research
Quantitative Research
Qualitative Research
What's Happening Now: Survey Method
It's Not Just What You Say, It's How You Say It: Discourse Analysis
Isn't that Just Typical! Case Study
A Final World on Method

SECTION 4: READINGS FROM THE RESEARCH
Rebecca Day B. Babcock: When Something Is Not Quite Right: Pragmatic Impairment and Compensation in the College Writing Tutorial
Brooke Baker: Safe Houses and Contact Zones: Reconsidering the Basic Writing Tutorial
Alicia Brazeau: Groupies and Singletons: Student Preferences in Classroom-Based Writing Consulting
Mara Brecht: Basic Literacy: Mediating between Power Constructs
Renee Brown, Brian Fallon, Jessica Lott, Elizabeth Matthews, and Elizabeth Mintie: Taking on Turnitin: Tutors Advocating Change
Kenneth Bruffee: Peer Tutoring and the "Conversation of Mankind"
Nathalie DeCheck: The Power of Common Interest for Motivating Writers: A Case Study
Jonathan Doucette: Composing Queers: The Subversive Potential of the Writing Center
Brian Fallon: Why My Best Teachers Are Peer Tutors
Jackie Grutsch McKinney: New Media Matters: Tutoring in the Late Age of Print
Allison Hitt: Access for All: The Role of Dis/Ability in Multiliteracy Centers
Ruth Johnson, Beth Clark, and Mario Burton: Finding Harmony in Disharmony: Engineering and English Studies
Neal Lerner: Searching for Robert Moore
Jo Mackiewicz and Isabelle Thompson: Motivational Scaffolding, Politeness, and Writing Center Tutoring
Cameron Mozafari: Creating Third Space: ESL Tutoring as Cultural Mediation
Frances Nan: Bridging the Gap: Essential Issues to Address in Recurring Writing Center Appointments with Chinese ELL Students
Jennifer Nicklay: Got Guilt? Consultant Guilt in the Writing Center Community
Elizabeth O'Leary: It's Not What You Say, but How You Say It (and to Whom): Accommodating Gender in the Writing Conference Claire
Jeff Reger: Postcolonialism, Acculturation, and the Writing Center
Mandy Suhr-Sytsma and Shan-Estelle Brown: Addressing the Everyday Language of Oppression in the Writing Center
Molly Wilder: A Quest for Student Engagement: A Linguistic Analysis of Writing Conference Discourse
Preface
A Word About People, Places, and Writing Instruction
A Word About the Work We Do
Writing about Tutoring
A Word about the Book's Structure
Acknowledgements
SECTION 1. INTRODUCTION TO TUTORING WRITING
1. Introduction To Writing and Research
Introduction
Writing Research
Three Concerns for Any Researcher
Places To Search for Research in the Field
2. Tutoring Writing: What, Why, Where, and When
Introduction
What is a Writing Center? What is a Writing Tutor?
What is a Writing Center? Historical Views
What is Writing Center? Theoretical Views
SECTION 2. A TUTOR'S HANDBOOK
3. Tutoring Practices
Introduction
Foundational Advice for Writing Tutors
An Overview of Writing Tutoring Sessions
Tutoring Is Conversation
Tutoring is Not Just Any Conversation
Final Reflections on this Chapter
4. Authoring Processes
Introduction
Writing Processes
Writing Tutors and Writing Processes
Authoring
Writing Tutors, Authoring, and Plagiarism
5. Tutor and Writer Identities
Introduction
Identity and Writing Tutoring Programs
Identity and Tutoring Strategies
Tutoring across Language and Culture Differences
Tutoring across Physical and Learning Differences
US Academic Writing
6. Tutoring Writing In and Across The Disciplines
Introduction
Academic Writing(s)
A Genre-Based Approach to Tutoring Writing
Generalist and Specialist Tutoring
Strategies for Tutoring Disciplinary Writing and Specialized Genres
Strategies for Writing Fellows
7. New Media and Online Tutoring
Introduction
What's Old about Tutoring New Media and Online
Tutoring New Media
Online Tutoring
Reflecting on Our Conceptions
SECTION 3. RESEARCH METHODS FOR WRITING TUTORS
8. The Kinds of Research--and The Kinds of Questions They Can Answer
Introduction
Method and Lore
Argument
Reliability and Validity
Audience
Ethics
9. Looking Through Lenses: Theoretically-Based Inquiry
Introduction
Theorizing Not Theory
What is Theory?
What is Your Theory?
What Can You Do with Your Theory?
How Should You Apply Your Theory?
10. Learning From the Past: Historical Research
Introduction
Why Write History?
History, Subjectivity, and Historiography
History, Enlightenment, and The Postmodern Condition
From Historiography to History: Ways to Read and Evaluate Historical Research
Kinds of History
Creating Histories
People as Scholarly Resources: Creating Oral Histories
Collaboration, Accessibility, and the Creation of Writing Center History
From Reading and Researching to Writing Histories
11. Show Me: Empirical Evidence and Tutor Research
Introduction
Types of Empirical Research
What Constitutes Empirical Research?
On Mixing Methods
Reading Empirical Research
Quantitative Research
Qualitative Research
What's Happening Now: Survey Method
It's Not Just What You Say, It's How You Say It: Discourse Analysis
Isn't that Just Typical! Case Study
A Final World on Method
SECTION 4. READINGS FROM THE RESEARCH
Rebecca Day B. Babcock: When Something Is Not Quite Right: Pragmatic Impairment and Compensation in the College Writing Tutorial
Brooke Baker: Safe Houses and Contact Zones: Reconsidering the Basic Writing Tutorial
Alicia Brazeau: Groupies and Singletons: Student Preferences in Classroom-Based Writing Consulting
Mara Brecht: Basic Literacy: Mediating between Power Constructs
Renee Brown, Brian Fallon, Jessica Lott, Elizabeth Matthews, and Elizabeth Mintie: Taking on Turnitin: Tutors Advocating Change
Kenneth Bruffee: Peer Tutoring and the "Conversation of Mankind"
Nathalie DeCheck: The Power of Common Interest for Motivating Writers:
A Case Study
Jonathan Doucette: Composing Queers: The Subversive Potential of the Writing Center
Brian Fallon: Why My Best Teachers Are Peer Tutors
Jackie Grutsch McKinney: New Media Matters: Tutoring in the Late Age of Print
Allison Hitt: Access for All: The Role of Dis/Ability in Multiliteracy Centers
Ruth Johnson, Beth Clark, and Mario Burton: Finding Harmony in Disharmony: Engineering and English Studies
Neal Lerner: Searching for Robert Moore
Jo Mackiewicz and Isabelle Thompson: Motivational Scaffolding, Politeness, and Writing Center Tutoring
Cameron Mozafari: Creating Third Space: ESL Tutoring as Cultural Mediation
Frances Nan: Bridging the Gap: Essential Issues to Address in Recurring Writing Center Appointments with Chinese ELL Students
Jennifer Nicklay: Got Guilt? Consultant Guilt in the Writing Center Community
Elizabeth O'Leary: It's Not What You Say, but How You Say It (and to Whom): Accommodating Gender in the Writing Conference Claire
Jeff Reger: Postcolonialism, Acculturation, and the Writing Center
Mandy Suhr-Sytsma and Shan-Estelle Brown: Addressing the Everyday Language of Oppression in the Writing Center
Molly Wilder: A Quest for Student Engagement: A Linguistic Analysis of Writing Conference Discourse

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