Bedford Guide for Writing Tutors

ISBN-10: 0312566735

ISBN-13: 9780312566739

Edition: 5th 2010

Authors: Leigh Ryan, Lisa Zimmerelli

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With more activities and exercises than ever before, this fifth edition ofThe Bedford Guide for Writing Tutorsprovides a concise and practical introduction to tutoring. Its nine chapters provide principles and strategies for working with diverse writers and assignments in a variety of contexts: college or high school, online or face-to-face, in the writing center and beyond.
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List price: $19.99
Edition: 5th
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Bedford/Saint Martin's
Publication date: 12/24/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 144
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.682
Language: English

Preface for Writing Center Directors
Introduction for Tutors
The Writing Center as a Workplace
Professionalism toward the Writer
Professionalism toward Other Tutors
Professionalism toward Teachers
Exercises For Getting Started
Keeping a Personal Tutoring Journal
Participating in Discussion Forums
Learning about Writing Center History
The Writing Process
A General Guide to Stages of the Writing Process
Revising and Editing
Stages of the Writing Process
Exercises For Exploring The Writing Process
Comparing Writing Guides and Handbooks
Teaching Writing
Talking about the Writing Process
Talking about the Writing Process at Your School
Exercises For Reflecting On Your Writing Process
Reflecting on Writing
Sharing Your Writing Process
Reflecting on Being Tutored
Inside the Tutoring Session
Getting Started
Setting the Agenda
Three Effective,, Powerful Tools
Active Listening
A Note about Asking Questions
Silence and Wait Time
Wrapping Up a Session
The Many Hats Tutors Wear
The Ally
The Coach
The Commentator
The Collaborator
The Writing "Expert"
The Learner
The Counselor
When Is a Tutor Not a Tutor?
Exercises For Exploring The Roles Tutors Play
Exploring Tutors' Roles
Observing Tutors' and Writers' Body Language
Observing Tutoring Sessions
Exercises For Practicing Tutoring Techniques
Roie-Piaying the Tutoring Session
Tutor Observation Sheet
Role-Playing Tutor Strategies in the Prewriting Stage
Helping Writers throughout the Writing Process
Finding and Exploring a Topic
Planning to Write
Working with a Text at a Computer
Writing, Revising, and Editing
Making Global Revisions
Saving Multiple Drafts
Making Sentence-Level Revisions
Editing for Grammar, Punctuation, and Mechanics
Using a Handbook
Coping with the Long Paper
Exercises For Using Writing References
Exploring Prewriting Strategies
Developing a Handout
Working with Handbooks and Other References
The Writers You Tutor
Learning Styles
Some Helpful Strategies
Student Concerns
The Writer with Writing Anxiety
The Writer with Basic Writing Skills
The Second Language Writer
The Writer with a Learning Disability
The Adult Learner
Exercises For Reflecting On Tutoring Situations
Reflecting on Writers' Concerns
Reflecting on Your Own Writing Concerns
Reflecting on Tutoring Techniques
Learning from Scholarly Articles
Learning from Students
Tutoring in a Digital Age
Online Tutoring
Synchronous Tutoring
Asynchronous Tutoring
Stock Response for Constructing Paragraphs
Online Writing Resources
Online Writing Labs
Online Writing Guides and Handbooks
Online Videos
Helping Writers Evaluate Online Sources
Exercises For Tutoring In A Digital Age
Standardized Template
The Challenges of Online Tutoring
Creating Stock Responses
Helping Writers across the Curriculum
Research Papers
Lab Reports and Scientific Papers
Argument or Position Papers
Literature Papers
Book, Film, and Play Reviews
PowerPoint Presentations
R�sum�s (Traditional)
R�sum�s (Scannable)
Cover Letters
Essays of Application
Coping with Different Tutoring Situations
The Writer Who Comes at the Last Minute
The Unresponsive Writer
The Antagonistic Writer
The Writer Who Selects an Inappropriate Topic or Uses Offensive Language
The Writer Who Plagiarizes
The Writer with the "Perfect" Paper
The Writer with the Long Paper
Exercises For Coping With Different Tutoring Situations
Role-Playing Different Tutoring Situations
Reflecting on Different Tutoring Situations
Summing It All Up
Exercises For Developing Your Philosophy of Tutoring
Reflecting on Your Tutoring
Creating a Metaphor for Tutoring
Tutors Ask�
Tutors Talk: Evaluating What They Say
Presenting at a Conference
Outside Tutoring and Editing Jobs
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