The St. Martin's Sourcebook for Writing Tutors

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  • Edition: 4th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2011-02-15
  • Publisher: Bedford/St. Martin's

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Balancing material on classic tutoring methods with coverage of modern approaches, The St Martin's Sourcebook for Writing Tutors, Fourth Edition, is both a brief guide to tutoring and an anthology of perceptive essays. The Sourcebook explores contemporary developments in writing center theory and practice, including multimedia and multimodal contexts for tutoring, sophisticated approaches to working with students of varying cultural backgrounds, and extensive analyses of various models of the composition process. As a training manual or as a reference work, The St. Martin's Sourcebook for Writing Tutors offers invaluable support for today's writing center and classroom. Book jacket.

Table of Contents

The Tutoring Process: Exploring Paradigms and Practicesp. 1
Tutoring and the Paradigms of Writing Instructionp. 2
The Tutor's Role: Developing an Informed Practicep. 9
Dimensions of the Tutorialp. 10
Tutoring Onlinep. 24
Multimodal Tutoringp. 27
On Becoming an Effective Tutorp. 32
Readings: Entering the Professional Conversationp. 35
Theoretical Constructsp. 44
The Idea of a Writing Centerp. 44
Revisiting ˘The Idea of a Writing Center÷p. 58
Collaboration, Control, and the Idea of a Writing Centerp. 70
Lessons of Inscription: Tutor Training and the ˘Professional Conversation÷p. 77
Portrait of the Tutor as an Artist: Lessons No One Can Teachp. 97
What We Talk About When We Talk About Tutoringp. 112
Power and Authority in Peer Tutoringp. 112
Minimalist Tutoring: Making the Student Do All the Workp. 128
A Critique of Pure Tutoringp. 133
Tutoring Style, Tutoring Ethics: The Continuing Relevance of the Directive/Nondirective Instructional Debatep. 148
Kairos and the Writing Center: Modern Perspectives on an Ancient Ideap. 155
Identifying Our Ethical Responsibility: A Criterion-Based Approachp. 164
Tutor and Student Assessments of Academic Writing Tutorials: What Is ˘Success÷?p. 175
Writing Center Assessment: Searching for the ˘Proof÷ of Our Effectivenessp. 199
Exporting Writing Center Pedagogy: Writing Fellows Programs as Ambassadors for the Writing Centerp. 214
A Writing Center-Education Department Collaboration: Training Teachers to Work One-on-Onep. 227
Affirming Diversityp. 233
˘Whispers of Coming and Going÷: Lessons from Fanniep. 233
Learning Disabilities and the Writing Centerp. 249
Queering the Writing Centerp. 263
Reassessing the ˘Proofreading Trap÷: ESL Tutoring and Writing Instructionp. 284
Addressing Racial Diversity in a Writing Center: Stories and Lessons from Two Beginnersp. 302
Explorations: The Multimodal Writing Centerp. 326
Preserving the Rhetorical Nature of Tutoring When Going Onlinep. 326
Words, Images, Sounds: Writing Centers as Multiliteracy Centersp. 334
New Media Matters: Tutoring in the Late Age of Printp. 344
The Future of Multiliteracy Centers in the E-World: An Exploration of Cultural Narratives and Cultural Transformationp. 361
Resources for Further Inquiryp. 375
International Writing Centers Association (IWCA)p. 375
National Conference on Peer Tutoring in Writing (NCPTW)p. 376
Online Resourcesp. 376
Electronic Networks and Blogsp. 376
Journalsp. 377
Books and Articlesp. 378
Grammar Hotline Directoryp. 382
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