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Dissecting a Session (RWC Ch.5)

Somehow, I never realized how much research has been done on writing centers and tutors. I thought the chapter’s descriptions of research on tutoring practices were really interesting, but I was confused by the lack of analysis in the text. 351 more words

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Donning the Tutor's Cap: Bedford Ch. 3

Tutoring can be like acting. In chapter 3 of the Bedford Guide, Ryan and Zimmerelli describe the different roles tutors play in the writing center. I think all of us have a few of these roles that come to us more naturally, while some others may be a little bit more difficult. 340 more words

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Working in the Writing Center (Bedford Ch. 1)

Just as the position of a tutor is a middle ground between student and professor, the actual environment of a writing center has to hold a middle ground between formality and informality. 301 more words

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Meeting in the Middle

Muriel Harris’ article about the necessity of writing centers and tutors provides a great overview of what a writing tutor is and why their jobs are¬†important on a campus. 417 more words

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Freud Freud Freud

I found myself doing this reading and enjoying it. I am a psych major and since freud is the daddy of psych I thought it would be as dry as it always is. 148 more words

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sarah DuBois

DuBois has been my favorite reading so far. His writing and his approach hit the nuances of such a vast and complex network of issues that exist when one explores race in america. 229 more words

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DuBois Reading Response

I really enjoyed Du Bois for his ability to be critical of societal problems, develop a personal agenda for going about fixing them, and maintaining a rhetoric that was still in touch with one’s pathos. 365 more words

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