Now would be a good time to catch up on any missing work (hello, reading responses on Canvas!).
- Keep tutoring.
- Rough draft of “In the Center” project due next class for feedback (if you’re choosing to do a project for this assignment).
- Start thinking about the tutoring reflection project.
- Wrap-up any lingering work.
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- Keep working on those tutoring hours.
- Read/skim Chapters 57-60, “Capitalizing,” “Italics and Underlining,” “Using Abbreviations,” and “ Using Numbers” (452-463) in Writing Matters.
- Reading response on Canvas (300 words)
- Keep working on those “In the Center” projects (they’re due in about 3 weeks).
Now would also be a good time to catch up on any missing reading responses, which can add up and affect your grade if you let them go completely…
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- Work on getting in some tutoring hours.
- Keep thinking about and working on your “In the Center” projects.
- Read/skim Chapters 53-56, “Using Apostrophes,” “Using Quotation Marks,” “Using End Punctuation,” and “Using Other Punctuation” (432-452) in Writing Matters.
- Reading response on Canvas (200 words): Again, you can focus on your “in the center” projects or other general thoughts about tutoring in addition to the reading for this week.
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- Tutoring. Ask me for a copy of the “Tutoring Practicum tips and advice” handout for more information about your tutoring responsibilities and opportunities.
- Keep thinking about your “In the Center” project ideas: what might you be interested in doing for this assignment? Conventional paper, multimedia presentation, something to be displayed in the writing center/on the writing center blog or website?
- Read Chapter 35, “Glossary of Usage,” (311-318) and Chapter 61, “Mastering Spelling and Hyphenation” (464-471) in Writing Matters.
- Reading response (300 words): This response can focus on “in the center” project ideas in addition to general questions/thoughts you might have about tutoring or about grammatical concepts.
Suggested Reading: Chapters 42-45, “Using Adjectives and Adverbs,” “Avoiding Misplaced and Dangling Modifiers,” “Avoiding Confusing Shifts,” “Avoiding Mixed and Incomplete Constructions,” Writing Matters (376-394).
Due to an emergency, I will be traveling to Kentucky next week to be with my family. With that in mind, the peer tutoring class is canceled on Tuesday, Oct. 14. That being said, we are still pushing ahead with the schedule: keep getting your observation and/or tutoring hours in as needed, and stay on track with the reading schedule. Also, your case study drafts should still be uploaded to Canvas by next Tuesday. If your project cannot be uploaded, you can bring it to class on Oct. 21 instead. I wills till have internet access, so I do hope to grade drafts and respond to discussion posts as needed.
For Oct. 14:
- Final Draft of Case Study due on Canvas next week.
- Read Chapter 10, “Writing Center Research,” and Chapter 11, “Writing Center: Historical and Theoretical Contexts,” in Peer Tutoring (127-154).
- Read/skim, Tab 5, “Research Matters” in Writing Matters (97-148).
- Reading response (400 words).
Suggested Reading: Read/skim Tab 6, “Documentation Matters: MLA Style” (149-200) and/or Tab 8, “Documentat Matters: Chicago and CSE Styles” (239-276) in Writing Matters.
For Oct. 21:
- Read Chapter 13 “What if…” in Peer Tutoring (169-185).
- Read/skim Tab 3, “Design Matters” (51-68) in Writing Matters.
- Reading response (300 words)
- Start thinking about your “In the Center” projects: read assignment prompt
Suggested Reading: Chapter 40, “Using Verbs” (357-368) and Chapter 41, “Understanding Pronoun Case and Reference” (369-376) in Writing Matters.