Peer Tutoring: For Tuesday, 11-18-14

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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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Peer Tutoring: For Tuesday, 11-11-14

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  • Keep working on those tutoring hours.
  •  Read/skim Chapter 5, “Crafting and Connecting Paragraphs,” (28-38) and skim Tab 9, Chapters 29-34, “Style Matters” (277-311) in Writing Matters.
  • Post a reading response (300 words) on Canvas.
  • Keep thinking about and working on those “In the Center” projects.
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Peer Tutoring: For Tuesday, 11-4-14

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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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Peer Tutoring: For Tuesday, 10-28-14

  1. Tutoring. Ask me for a copy of the “Tutoring Practicum tips and advice” handout for more information about your tutoring responsibilities and opportunities.
  2. 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?
  3. Read Chapter 35, “Glossary of Usage,” (311-318) and Chapter 61, “Mastering Spelling and Hyphenation” (464-471) in Writing Matters.
  4. 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).

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Peer Tutoring: schedule change

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:

  1. Final Draft of Case Study due on Canvas next week.
  2. Read Chapter 10, “Writing Center Research,” and Chapter 11, “Writing Center: Historical and Theoretical Contexts,” in Peer Tutoring (127-154).
  3. Read/skim, Tab 5, “Research Matters” in Writing Matters (97-148).
  4. 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:

  1.  Read Chapter 13 “What if…” in Peer Tutoring (169-185).
  2. Read/skim Tab 3, “Design Matters” (51-68) in Writing Matters.
  3. Reading response (300 words)
  4. 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.

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Peer Tutoring: For Tuesday, 10-7-14

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We will meet in the Writing Center for class.

Get your observation hours in as soon as possible.

  • Read Chapters 10 & 12, “Writing in College: Comparing the Disciplines” (67-72) & “Writing about Literature,” (87-96) in Writing Matters,
  • Read Chapter 12, “Interdisciplinary and On-Line Tutoring” (155-168) in Peer Tutoring.
  •  Read/skim Tab 7, “Documentation Matters: APA Style” in Writing Matters (201-238)
  • Post a reading response on Canvas (200-300 words).
  • Have a rough draft of your Case Study project. You’ll have the option to conduct a peer response in class if you choose to do so next week.
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Peer Tutoring: For Tuesday, 9-30-14

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  • Read Chapter 7, “Reflecting on the First Session” in Peer Tutoring (89-101).
  •  Read Chapter 11 “ “Analyzing and Crafting Arguments” (73-86) in Writing Matters.
  • Post a  reading response  on Canvas (200-300 words).
  • If you haven’t already done so, email me and let me know your thoughts about the case study project. Focus on your ideas, questions, and concerns; at this point, I just want to know what you’re thinking, and it is worth 10 participation points…

*Remember to get your 3 hours of observation done as soon as possible.

Suggested Reading: Read/skim Chapter 51, “Using Commas” (421-429) and Chapter 52, “Using Semicolons” (430-432) in Writing Matters.

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