The St. Martin's Sourcebook for Writing Tutors / Edition 4

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A brief guide to tutoring, with an anthology of essays. The fourth edition introduces sophisticated approaches to tutoring students of varying cultural backgrounds and new attention to technology, activity theory, ethical dimensions of tutoring writing, and challenges to theories of the writing process.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780312661915
  • Publisher: Bedford/St. Martin's
  • Publication date: 2/15/2011
  • Edition description: Fourth Edition
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 352
  • Sales rank: 301,918
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Table of Contents

Part I. The Tutoring Process: Exploring Paradigms and Practices

Tutoring and the Paradigms of Writing Instruction

The Tutor's Role: Developing an Informed Practice

The Stages of the Tutorial

Tutoring Online

On Becoming an Effective Tutor

Part II. Readings: Entering the Professional Conversation


STEPHEN M. NORTH, The Idea of a Writing Center

ANDREA LUNSFORD, Collaboration, Control, and the Idea of a Writing Center

MARILYN M. COOPER, Really Useful Knowledge: A Cultural Studies Agenda for Writing Centers

MEG WOOLBRIGHT, The Politics of Tutoring: Feminism within the Patriarchy

ANIS BAWARSHI AND STEPHANIE PELKOWSKI, Postcolonialism and the Idea of a Writing Center


CHRISTINA MURPHY, Freud in the Writing Center: The Psychoanalytics of Tutoring Well

ANNE DIPARDO, "Whispers of Coming and Going": Lessons from Fannie
ELIZABETH H. BOQUET, Intellectual Tug-of-War: Snapshots of Life in the Center


STEVE SHERWOOD, Censoring Students, Censoring Ourselves: Constraining Conversations in the Writing Center

STACEY FREED, Subjectivity in the Tutorial Session: How Far Can We Go?

JAY JACOBY, "The Use of Force": Medical Ethics and Center Practice


TOBY FULWILER, Provocative Revision

JEFF BROOKS, Minimalist Tutoring: Making the Student Do All the Work

LINDA K. SHAMOON AND DEBORAH H. BURNS, A Critique of Pure Tutoring

JOAN MULLIN, NEIL REID, DOUG ENDERS, AND JASON BALDRIDGE, Constructing Each Other: Collaborating across Disciplines and Roles


MURIEL HARRIS, Cultural Conflicts in the Writing Center: Expectations and Assumptions of ESL Students

SHARON A. MYERS, Reassessing the "Proofreading Trap": ESL Tutoring and Writing Instruction

JULIE NEFF, Learning Disabilities and the Writing Center

BEATRICE MENDEZ NEWMAN, Centering in the Borderlands: Lessons from Hispanic Student Writers

CYNTHIA HAYNES-BURTON, "Thirty-somethingÓ Students: Concerning Transitions in the Writing Center

MARGARET E. WEAVER, Transcending "Conversing": A Deaf Student in the Writing Center


DAVID A. CARLSON AND EILEEN APPERSON-WILLIAMS, The Anxieties of Distance: Online Tutors Reflect

MICHAEL A. PEMBERTON, Planning for Hypertexts in the Writing Center . . . Or Not

GEORGE COOPER, KARA BUI, AND LINDA RIKER, Protocols and Process in Online Tutoring

Part III. Resources for Further Inquiry

International Writing Centers Association (IWCA)

Online Resources

Electronic Network



Grammar Hotline Directory

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