A Tutor's Guide: Helping Writers One to One / Edition 2

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The first edition of A Tutor's Guide helped tutors across the country connect composition theory to the everyday events in their tutoring sessions. This second edition moves further into the practical realities of today's writing centers, taking a closer look at the most important issues facing writing tutors and the students who confer with them.

Like its predecessor, A Tutor's Guide, second edition, provides access to the professional conversation that surrounds writing-center practices, offering a concrete sense of what tutoring sessions are really like, who uses them, and how to maximize their effectiveness. Now, new chapters take the interactions outlined in the first edition into conferences with:

  • English language learners
  • business and technical writers
  • advanced composition students
  • graduate-level writers.

The second edition also includes a new chapter that helps tutors understand what happens when a session goes awry and gives them fresh tools for reflection that will strengthen their ability to respond to unusual situations in the future.

With a keen awareness of both the nuts and bolts and the important theoretical and pedagogical underpinnings of good tutoring, A Tutor's Guide is an invaluable tool for every writing center.

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
“Well-informed by contemporary theory, the essays in this collection touch on important but often neglected aspects of writing-center tutoring, from dealing with emotionally charged topics, to engaging diffident writers, to working with students on thorny grammatical and stylistic problems.”–Russell K. Durst, University of Cincinnati

“A Tutors Guide offers clear, sensible, and cautionary advice to all tutors and teachers of writing.”–Toby Fulwiler

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780867095876
  • Publisher: Heinemann
  • Publication date: 8/5/2005
  • Edition description: 2ND
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 184
  • Sales rank: 678,836
  • Age range: 18 years
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.39 (d)

Meet the Author

Ben Rafoth directs the writing center at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, where he teaches courses in writing, research methods, and composition theory and pedagogy. He is the editor or coeditor of the Heinemann-Boynton/Cook titles ESL Writers, Second Edition (2009) and A Tutor's Guide, Second Edition (2005).His essays and articles on composition theory and teaching have appeared in several publications, including Assessing Writing, Journal of Teaching Writing, Research in the Teaching of English, and The Writing Lab Newsletter. Ben was an executive officer for the International Writing Centers Association and is a recipient of the Ron Maxwell Award from the National Conference on Peer Tutoring in Writing.
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Table of Contents

1. Setting the Agenda for the Next Thirty Minutes, W. Macauley, Jr.

What Line? I Didn't See Any Line, M. Wingate

Tutoring in Emotionally Charged Sessions, C. Agostinelli, H. Pock & E. Santoro

Talk to Me: Engaging Reluctant Writers, M. Harris

Telling Tutor Tales: Breaking Down Barriers with Stories, S. Eckard

Is There a Creative Writer in the House? Tutoring to Enhance Creativity and Engagement, W. Bishop

Style in the Writing Center: It's a Matter of Choice and Voice, L. Masiello

Organizing Ideas: Focus Is the Key, A. Trupe

Helping Writers to Write Analytically, B. Rafoth

Tutoring in Unfamiliar Subjects, A. Greiner

Protocols and Process in Online Tutoring, G. Cooper, K. Bui & L. Riker

Recent Developments in Assisting ESL Writers, J. Ritter

Can You Proofread This?, B. Young

Using Others' Words: Quoting, Summarizing, and Documenting Sources, M. Dossin

Becoming a Resource: Multiple Ways of Thinking About Information and the Writing Conference, S. Eckard & J. Staben

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