Tutoring Writing: A Practical Guide for Conferences / Edition 1

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When Don McAndrew and Tom Reigstad wrote Training Tutors for Writing Conferences, they provided such unique insight into the principles and practices of tutoring that the book was awarded "Best Publication" by the National Writing Centers Association. Now, more than a decade later, the authors have expanded and updated their classic monograph to make it even more useful and reflect new developments in research and theory.

No other book is quite so comprehensive. In addition to providing a thorough review of theory and research, Tutoring Writing offers a rich toolbox of tutoring tips, including:

  • practical guidelines for tutoring writers who are at various stages of the composing process - including predraft
  • concrete advice on how to tutor writers in specific settings
  • suggestions on how to tutor writers who present special challenges and represent diverse populations
  • time-tested tutoring models that have been developed by world-renowned educators
  • recommendations for conducting tutorials electronically - including online, fax, and phone
  • a syllabus for using the book to teach a writing tutor training course.
Tutoring Writing will appeal to anyone who uses writing as a tool for learning, especially in tutor-training courses, undergraduate and graduate level writing courses, and teaching-assistant preparation courses.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780867095180
  • Publisher: Heinemann
  • Publication date: 9/10/2001
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 168
  • Sales rank: 936,044
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.36 (d)

Meet the Author

Donald McAndrew is a professor of composition and English education at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, where he also serves as Director of Graduate Studies in Composition and TESOL.

James Strickland author of Engaging in Learning (2002) and numerous articles on computers and writing teaches English at Slippery Rock University. In addition to teaching first-year college composition courses and graduate courses focusing on the teaching of writing and literature, Jim has offered a popular summer workshop to pre-service and in-service teachers examining the use of computers and the teaching of writing. His many Heinemann books have been valuable resources for elementary, secondary and college teachers interested in assessment and student centered transactional classrooms. From 1988 to 1994 Jim was the editor of English Leadership Quarterly, a publication of the NCTE Conference on English Leadership.

Thomas Reigstad, a professor of English at SUNY College at Buffalo, specializes in writing and Mark Twain studies.

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Table of Contents

Theories Underpinning Tutoring Writing

Research Supporting Tutoring Writing

What Tutoring Writing Isn't

The Writing and Tutoring Processes

Tutoring When the Writer Does Not Have a Draft

What Tutoring Is: Models and Strategies

Tutoring in Different Places

Tutoring Different People

Lessons from the Masters

Tutoring and Technology

A Tutor Training Course

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