The Bedford Guide for Writing Tutors

With expanded coverage of teaching in the information age and teaching multilingual writers, as well as a new chapter on research in the writing center, the Sixth Edition of The Bedford Guide for Writing Tutors addresses the needs of ...

Author: Leigh Ryan

Publisher: Bedford

ISBN: 145765072X

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 144

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With expanded coverage of teaching in the information age and teaching multilingual writers, as well as a new chapter on research in the writing center, the Sixth Edition of The Bedford Guide for Writing Tutors addresses the needs of writing tutors as both teachers and scholars. This concise and practical introduction to tutoring in today’s diverse, multimodal writing environment includes numerous exercises and activities to help tutors develop their tutoring techniques and reflect on their teaching philosophies. Meanwhile, cartoons and tutoring examples throughout the text engage and entertain both experienced users and new tutors alike.

Handbook of Second and Foreign Language Writing

Reassessing the ‚proofreading trap': ESL tutoring and writing center instruction. Writing Center Journal 24(1) ... ESL Writers: A guide for writing center tutors (2nd ed.), 149–160. ... The Bedford guide for writing tutors. 2nd edition.

Author: Rosa M. Manchón

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 9781501500282

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 669

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The Handbook of Second and Foreign Language Writing is an authoritative reference compendium of the theory and research on second and foreign language writing that can be of value to researchers, professionals, and graduate students. It is intended both as a retrospective critical reflection that can situate research on L2 writing in its historical context and provide a state of the art view of past achievements, and as a prospective critical analysis of what lies ahead in terms of theory, research, and applications. Accordingly, the Handbook aims to provide (i) foundational information on the emergence and subsequent evolution of the field, (ii) state-of-the-art surveys of available theoretical and research (basic and applied) insights, (iii) overviews of research methods in L2 writing research, (iv) critical reflections on future developments, and (iv) explorations of existing and emerging disciplinary interfaces with other fields of inquiry.

A Guide to Creating Student staffed Writing Centers Grades 6 12

Tutoring Writing : A Practical Guide for Conferences McAndrew , Donald A. and Reigstad , Thomas J. ( 2001 ) . Portsmouth , NH : Boyton / Cook . ... The Bedford Guide for Writing Tutors , 3rd edition Ryan , Leigh .

Author: Richard Kent

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 082047889X

Category: Education

Page: 172

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Writing centers are places where writers work with each other in an effort to develop ideas, discover a thesis, overcome procrastination, create an outline, or revise a draft. Ultimately, writing centers help students become more effective writers. Visit any college or university in the United States and chances are there is a writing center available to students, staff, and community members. A Guide to Creating Student-Staffed Writing Centers, Grades 6-12 is a how-to and, ultimately, a why-to book for middle school and high school educators as well as for English/language arts teacher candidates and their methods instructors. Writing centers support students and their busy teachers while emphasizing and supporting writing across the curriculum.

Changing Spaces

Writing Centres and Access to Higher Education Arlene Archer, Rose Richards. Kail H & Trimbur J. 1987. ... The everyday writer. Boston: Bedford/St Martin's. ... Tutoring writing: A practical guide for conferences. Portsmouth: Heinemann.

Author: Arlene Archer


ISBN: 9781920338596

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 200

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Changing Spaces makes a forceful and credible case for the role of writing centres in engaging with students, staff and institutional structures in understanding issues of access from a social perspective ... This is a specialist book for those working in writing centres and for academics of all disciplines. It is based on research and provides an important set of theoretical arguments, developed through reflection on writing centre practices, about student writing and the work of the university. Professor Sioux McKenna Centre for Higher Education Research, Teaching and Learning, Rhodes University How do we select and train tutors? How do we work with faculty? How do we combat the image that we are remedial, a ?fix-it? shop? How do we prove our worth? How do we show that we improve retention? ... Changing Spaces demonstrates the flexibility of writing centers and the unique roles they play in South Africa. Writing centers everywhere represent institutional responses to the learning needs of their students, and they do so because writing centers adapt easily to different contexts and situations. They meet students where they are, as a group and individually. Professor Leigh Ryan Writing Center Director, University of Maryland, USA

Radical Writing Center Praxis

“Rethinking Our Work with Multilingual Writers: The Ethics and Responsibility of Language Teaching in the Writing Center.” Praxis: A Writing Center Journal 10 ... The Bedford Guide for Writing Tutors. 6th ed. Boston, MA: Bedford/St.

Author: Laura Greenfield

Publisher: University Press of Colorado

ISBN: 9781607328445

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 216

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In Radical Writing Center Praxis Laura Greenfield calls for a paradigm change in writing centers, imagining a field whose very reason for being is to facilitate justice and peace. The book calls on readers to more critically examine power and agency in writing centers and to imagine new possibilities for the field’s theories and practices. Large, intersecting systems of oppression manifest in the everyday practices of institutions, classrooms, and writing centers. Local practices in turn influence the surrounding world. Radical Writing Center Praxis therefore challenges the writing center field to resist assumptions of political neutrality and instead to redefine itself in terms of more explicit ethical commitments. In this paradigm it is clear that to engage in anti-oppression work is not merely a special interest but rather a vital interest to all. Introducing the concepts and vocabulary of radical politics, Radical Writing Center Praxis examines the tensions between the field’s professed beliefs and everyday practices and offers a process by which the writing center discipline as a whole might rebuild itself anew. It will be invaluable to writing center directors, tutors, scholars, and students as well as to administrators and compositionists.

Writing Center Talk over Time

This syllabus lists the readings, which mostly came from the sixth edition of Ryan and Zimmerelli's (2015) The Bedford Guide for Writing Tutors,5 as well as the reflection assignments that tutor trainees wrote in response to the ...

Author: Jo Mackiewicz

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429890147

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 242

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In the last 15 to 20 years, writing centers have placed greater importance on tutor training, focusing on teaching tutors best practices in fostering student writers’ engagement and writing skills. Writing Center Talk over Time explores the importance of writing center talk and demonstrates the efficacy of tutor training. The book uses corpus-driven analysis and discourse analysis to examine the changes in writing center talk over time to provide a baseline understanding of the very heart of writing center work: the talk that unfolds between tutors and student writers. It is this talk that, at its best, motivates student writers to continue to improve their writing and scaffolds their learning and that makes tutors proud of the service that they provide. The methods and analysis of this study are intended to inform other researchers so that they may conduct further research into the efficacy of writing center talk.

Writing Centers in the Higher Education Landscape of the Arabian Gulf

Through the course of the study, trainees read all nine chapters of Ryan and Zimmerelli's (2010) The Bedford's Guide for Writing Tutors and a number of chapters from Barnett and Blumner's (2007) The Longman Guide to Writing Center ...

Author: Osman Z. Barnawi

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319553665

Category: Education

Page: 259

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This book addresses issues surrounding writing centers in the Arabian Gulf region. Including a foreword by Professor Ken Hyland, it brings together a number of thought-provoking chapters on the history, concept, and ground realities coupled with critical comparative discussions of writing centres in the region. The book begins by offering critical historical accounts of writing centers in the Gulf countries, before moving onto empirical research and reports on pedagogical practices that vividly capture the on-the-ground realities faced and experienced by different actors. These accounts serve to highlight how the writing centers vary between countries, as well as how they differ from the more well-known writing centers in the US and the UK. Finally, the book explores what sort of commonalities and differences the current trend of writing centres is producing within and between the six countries of the Arabian Gulf. This book will be highly relevant to those involved with writing centres along with directors, policymakers, researchers and teacher educators in the fields of Education and Sociology, particularly those with an interest in the Arabian Gulf area.

The SAGE Encyclopedia of Online Education

As facilitator, the tutor provides a student-centered approach that supports the writer and encourages the student to take ownership ... The role of writing tutors is not happenstance. ... The Bedford guide for writing tutors (3rd ed.) ...

Author: Steven L. Danver

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 9781483318349

Category: Education

Page: 1408

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Online education, both by for-profit institutions and within traditional universities, has seen recent tremendous growth and appeal - but online education has many aspects that are not well understood. The SAGE Encyclopedia of Online Education provides a thorough and engaging reference on all aspects of this field, from the theoretical dimensions of teaching online to the technological aspects of implementing online courses—with a central focus on the effective education of students. Key topics explored through over 350 entries include: · Technology used in the online classroom · Institutions that have contributed to the growth of online education · Pedagogical basis and strategies of online education · Effectiveness and assessment · Different types of online education and best practices · The changing role of online education in the global education system

Internationalizing the Writing Center

Reynolds, Dudley W. One on One with Second Language Writers: A Guide for Writing Tutors, Teachers, and Consultants. ... A Tutor's Guide: Helping Writers One to One, edited by Ben Rafoth, Boynton/Cook Publishers, 2000, pp. 102-10.

Author: Noreen Groover Lape

Publisher: Parlor Press LLC

ISBN: 9781643171678

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 228

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Internationalizing the Writing Center provides a rationale, pedagogical plan, and administrative method for developing a multilingual writing center. The book incorporates work from writing center studies as well as second language acquisition studies, including English as a second language; English as a foreign language; second language writing; and foreign language writing. Author Noreen Lape draws on ten years of experience directing a multilingual writing center that offers writing tutoring in eleven languages, and she incorporates the voices and insights of foreign language writing tutors and faculty from surveys, interviews, and tutoring session reports. Lape begins by exploring the dominance of English-medium writing centers in a globalized world and arguing for the expansion of English-centric into multilingual writing centers. She then considers how tutor training differs when the writing center is multilingual as opposed to monolingual, and the writing is second language and foreign language as well as “native” language. The chapters on tutor training explore issues such as holistic tutoring, composing in a foreign language, the role of translating in the writing process, creating a positive learning environment, and developing intercultural competence. In multiple appendices, Lape shares original exercises that writing center administrators can use to train foreign language writing tutors. The book ends with a discussion of strategies for engaging faculty and administrators as stakeholders, and collaborating with those stakeholders to create a sustainable center.

Redefining Roles

on what peer tutors learn and are able to transfer from their experiences as tutors into their future careers. The Bedford Guide for Writing Tutors states of undergraduate tutors, “Many former tutors report that their work tutoring ...

Author: Megan Swihart Jewell

Publisher: University Press of Colorado

ISBN: 9781646420858

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 288

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Redefining Roles is the first book to recognize and provide sustained focus on the presence of professional, faculty, and graduate student consultants in writing centers. A significant number of writing centers employ non-peer consultants, yet most major training manuals are geared toward undergraduate tutoring practices or administrators. This collection systematically addresses this gap in the literature while initiating new conversations regarding writing center staffing. Thirty-two authors, consultants, and administrators from diverse centers—from large public four-year institutions to a private, online for-profit university—provide both theoretical frameworks and practical applications in eighteen chapters. Ten chapters focus on graduate consultants and address issues of authority, training, professional development, and mentoring, and eight focus on professional and faculty consultant training as well as specific issues of identity and authority. By sharing these voices, Redefining Roles broadens the very idea of writing centers while opening the door to more dialogue on the important role these practitioners play. Redefining Roles is designed for writing center practitioners, scholars, and staff. It is also a necessary addition to help campus administrators in the ongoing struggle to validate the intellectually complex work that such staff performs. Contributors: Fallon N. Allison, Vicki Behrens, Cassie J. Brownell, Matt Burchanoski, Megan Boeshart Burelle, Danielle Clapham, Steffani Dambruch, Elise Dixon, Elizabeth Festa, Will Fitzsimmons, Alex Frissell, Alex Funt, Genie Giaimo, Amanda Gomez, Lisa Lamson, Miriam E. Laufer, Kristin Messuri, Rebecca Nowacek, Kimberly Fahle Peck, Mark Pedretti, Irina Ruppo, Arundhati Sanyal, Anna Scanlon, Matthew Sharkey-Smith, Kelly A. Shea, Anne Shiell, Anna Sicari, Catherine Siemann, Meagan Thompson, Lisa Nicole Tyson, Marcus Weakley, Alex Wulff

Writing Centers and the New Racism

The everyday writing center: A community of practice. Logan: Utah State University Press. Gillespie, Paula, and Neal Lerner. 2000. The Allyn and Bacon guide to peer tutoring. 2nd ed. Boston: Allyn and Bacon. Grimm, Nancy.

Author: Laura Greenfield

Publisher: University Press of Colorado

ISBN: 9780874218626

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 303

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Noting a lack of sustained and productive dialogue about race in university writing center scholarship, the editors of this volume have created a rich resource for writing center tutors, administrators, and scholars. Motivated by a scholarly interest in race and whiteness studies, and by an ethical commitment to anti-racism work, contributors address a series of related questions: How does institutionalized racism in American education shape the culture of literacy and language education in the writing center? How does racism operate in the discourses of writing center scholarship/lore, and how may writing centers be unwittingly complicit in racist practices? How can they meaningfully operationalize anti-racist work? How do they persevere through the difficulty and messiness of negotiating race and racism in their daily practice? The conscientious, nuanced attention to race in this volume is meant to model what it means to be bold in engagement with these hard questions and to spur the kind of sustained, productive, multi-vocal, and challenging dialogue that, with a few significant exceptions, has been absent from the field.

Online Teaching and Learning

The Bedford guide for writing tutors (5th edn). New York: Bedford/St Martins. Severino, C., Swenson, J., & Zhu, J. (2009). A comparison of online feedback requests by nonnative Englishspeaking and native Englishspeaking writers. Writing ...

Author: Carla Meskill

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781441175786

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 256

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Online Teaching and Learning shows how learning through the internet depends on complex human interactions for success. The text uses sociocultural theory as its foundational stance to empirically examine the dynamics of these interactions. It seeks to understand meaning making in all of its social, linguistic and cultural complexity. Each chapter examines how it is that culturally and historically situated meanings get negotiated through social mediation in online instructional venues. It extends the ways we think and talk about online teaching and learning.

Re Writing the Center

... for example, The Bedford Guide for Writing Tutors and ESL Writers: A Guide for Writing Center Tutors. While these collections undoubtedly provide valuable theoretical insights and practical advice for all tutors, reliance on UWC ...

Author: Susan Lawrence

Publisher: University Press of Colorado

ISBN: 9781607327516

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 288

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Re/Writing the Center illuminates how core writing center pedagogies and institutional arrangements are complicated by the need to create intentional, targeted support for advanced graduate writers. Most writing center tutors are undergraduates, whose lack of familiarity with the genres, preparatory knowledge, and research processes integral to graduate-level writing can leave them underprepared to assist graduate students. Complicating the issue is that many of the graduate students who take advantage of writing center support are international students. The essays in this volume show how to navigate the divide between traditional writing center theory and practices, developed to support undergraduate writers, and the growing demand for writing centers to meet the needs of advanced graduate writers. Contributors address core assumptions of writing center pedagogy, such as the concept of peers and peer tutoring, the emphasis on one-to-one tutorials, the positioning of tutors as generalists rather than specialists, and even the notion of the writing center as the primary location or center of the tutoring process. Re/Writing the Center offers an imaginative perspective on the benefits writing centers can offer to graduate students and on the new possibilities for inquiry and practice graduate students can inspire in the writing center. Contributors: Laura Brady, Michelle Cox, Thomas Deans, Paula Gillespie​, Mary Glavan, Marilyn Gray​, James Holsinger​, Elena Kallestinova, Tika Lamsal​, Patrick S. Lawrence, Elizabeth Lenaghan, Michael A. Pemberton​, Sherry Wynn Perdue​, Doug Phillips, Juliann Reineke​, Adam Robinson​, Steve Simpson, Nathalie Singh-Corcoran​, Ashly Bender Smith, Sarah Summers​, Molly Tetreault​, Joan Turner, Bronwyn T. Williams, Joanna Wolfe