Talk about Writing

Talk about Writing

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Talk about Writing: The Tutoring Strategies of Experienced Writing Center Tutors offers a book-length empirical study of the discourse between experienced tutors and student writers in satisfactory conferences. The study uses a research-driven, iteratively tested framework to help writing center directors, tutors, writing program administrators, rhetoric and composition researchers, first-year composition instructors, and others interested in talk about writing to systematically analyze tutorsa€™ talk and to use that analysis to train new tutors. The book strives toward two main goals: to provide an analytical research and assessment toola€”the coding schemea€”that other researchers can use to understand writing center tutor talk and to provide a close, empirical analysis of experienced tutor talk that can facilitate tutor training. The study details tutorsa€™ use of three categories of tutoring strategiesa€”instruction, cognitive scaffolding, and motivational scaffoldinga€”at macro- and microlevels and results in practical recommendations for improving tutor training.The Tutoring Strategies of Experienced Writing Center Tutors Jo Mackiewicz, Isabelle Kramer Thompson. Matters. Schulz, Marion, and Daniela Schmidt. 1993. a€œYes/No Questions with Negation: Towards IntegratingSemantics and Pragmatics .

Title:Talk about Writing
Author:Jo Mackiewicz, Isabelle Kramer Thompson
Publisher:Routledge - 2014-09-25


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