I just wanted to remind you of a few things and run some ideas by you as we transition into observing/tutoring in the center. This is a LONG message, but I do ask you to read all the way to the end, as there is important information throughout.
1. Please remember to keep up with your reading responses on Canvas each week (if you’ve forgotten about a week or are running late because of technology issues, it’s okay–the discussion threads are open all semester, and you can still get credit for your responses). Even if we don’t discuss the reading during class time, I still want you to read and respond; the discussion threads allow me to see how you are digesting the ideas in the texts.
2. The case study project final drafts are now due on Monday, 3-10-14 (they were originally due next week, on 3-3-14): if you are creating a project that cannot be uploaded, bring it with you to class on 3-10 to give to me in person. There is also a short writer’s memo reflective text I want you to include with your case study. That information is on the assignment prompt, which you can find here:http://swosuwrites.wordpress.com/peer-tutoring-seminar/gradingexpectations/case-study-of-yourself-as-a-writer/.
3. Finally, because the class is so big (by peer tutoring standards), it is difficult to fit everybody into the center at the same time for tutoring and observation hours. Some of this will be alleviated when you work outside of class during hours that fit into your schedule. I propose, however, that we divide the class time into shifts (I will be present during both shifts unless other circumstances prevent me from doing so each week):
Shift 1 is in the center on Mondays from 2-3:15pm
Shift 2 is in the center from 3:15-4:30pm on Mondays.
Ideally, I’d like to have 3-4 people maximum in each shift if possible. I also realize some of you have to work as much during class time as possible due to outside commitments and time constraints: please email or message and let me know which shift you’d prefer to take as well as whether or not you’d prefer to work during the entire class period to get your observing and tutoring hours in. I will assign people to shifts on a first-come, first-served basis, so the sooner you email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or message me, the better your chance of getting the time frame you want.
We will see how this shift idea goes for a week or two; if it doesn’t seem to work for the class, we’ll discuss other alternatives as the semester unfolds.
As always, feel free to contact me (email@example.com) or stop by my office (CAM 224-C) with any questions or concerns you have.