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Teacher Vs. Tutor, Brady Maynes Nov 2018

Teacher Vs. Tutor, Brady Maynes

Writing Center Analysis Paper

The goal of this paper is to explore the differences between the roles of a tutor in the writing center and a teacher grading their student’s papers. I discuss ways in which tutor and teacher are similar as they both evaluate student’s papers but the end goal is significantly different. A tutor does not nor should they assign a grade to any paper they read in a tutoring session. One of a teacher’s primary intentions is to assign a grade to their student’s papers that reflects the feedback given. There is also a barrier, whether purposely ...


Pedagogical Sandhi, Arie French Nov 2018

Pedagogical Sandhi, Arie French

Writing Center Analysis Paper

In both composition courses and writing center tutorage, concepts like organization and structure are frequently stressed. Despite this emphasis, students continue to have difficulty in understanding what organization entails. In this piece, I use the Sanskrit language and my experiences as both a teacher and writing center peer tutor, in order to argue that learning to draw connections in writing equips students to transform their papers from distinct sections and evidences to a radically-new whole.I propose several methods that instructors and tutors can implement to equip students with connection-making skills.


Praising Students’ Writing: How Compliments Encourage And Motivate, Emma George Nov 2018

Praising Students’ Writing: How Compliments Encourage And Motivate, Emma George

Writing Center Analysis Paper

How to praise students in either the role of a teacher or a tutor is daunting task. These two different roles require different techniques as to the amount and quality of praise that can be given to writers. As a teacher, it is difficult to give specific praise to every single one of your students due to time limitations and volume, but tutors can and should give specific compliments to writers to increase their confidence and motivation in writing. This paper outlines several tutoring practices that have been successful on an individual level in helping students gain confidence in their ...


One-On-One In A World Of Twenty-Four, Brittney Allen Nov 2018

One-On-One In A World Of Twenty-Four, Brittney Allen

Writing Center Analysis Paper

As a long-time tutor, I was startled by the lack of individual time I got with my students as I took on the more powerful role of Graduate Instructor. I fear that I lose a lot of my effectiveness due to no longer being a peer to English 1010 students. I explore why that is and potential ways to fight back against lost face-time in what ways I can.


Quantumly Entangled: Cosmic Consciousness In The Classroom, Jack Daly Nov 2018

Quantumly Entangled: Cosmic Consciousness In The Classroom, Jack Daly

Writing Center Analysis Paper

The main problem with Western education is the dualistic perspective which separates the teacher/tutor and the student into two separate identities. However, modern physics, specifically the theory of quantum entanglement, is showing that the atoms which compose the false identity of a “self” are intertwined in a mutual state of causality. These quantum revelations are affirming the ancient wisdom teaching of “That art thou” which is found in religions and spiritualities across the globe which an individual arrives at in an ego death and rebirth experience. The system of cosmic consciousness in the classroom expunges the dualistic perspective of ...


Becoming A Tutor: Teachers As Tutors In One-On-One Conferences, Cree Taylor Nov 2018

Becoming A Tutor: Teachers As Tutors In One-On-One Conferences, Cree Taylor

Writing Center Analysis Paper

University Writing Centers are valuable tools for university students of any level: first-year undergraduates through doctoral candidates. Peer reviews and edits help students recognize possible flaws in their writing that they otherwise would not have seen. The climate of the Writing Center allows students to review their writing in a low-stakes, comfortable environment where their concerns are heard and addressed by an understanding peer instead of an all-knowing professor. Techniques used in the Writing Center such as making immediate connections with students, allowing students to drive the tutoring session, and continually asking about and focusing on student’s concerns with ...


You Matter To Me: The Necessity Of Validation In The Composition Classroom, Shaun Anderson Nov 2018

You Matter To Me: The Necessity Of Validation In The Composition Classroom, Shaun Anderson

Writing Center Analysis Paper

The Utah State University Writing Center works to create a student-centered environment that provides our students with the message that their voices matter, that they are cared for, and that they belong here. This same message needs to be carried on into our composition courses. This sense of validation enables our students to develop as communicators and leaders.


Smiles, Sighs, And Nods: The Power Of A Personal Narrative, Camille Sleight-Price Nov 2018

Smiles, Sighs, And Nods: The Power Of A Personal Narrative, Camille Sleight-Price

Writing Center Analysis Paper

As a writing tutor and composition instructor, each time I work with a student I am meeting and getting to know a stranger through their writing. Although each student comes to sit next to me with their own background, topics of interest and insecurities, in each case I get to accompany them on the journey of meaning-making through the processes of research and composing. This paper highlights one such instance of meaning-making with a student. It suggests that this meaning-making is not just about developing students’ academic skills like research, critical thinking and composition, but is an opportunity as a ...