All tutors must submit two professional journal responses per semester. The journals are in the Writing Center. Please click on the link below for the journal response form:
Tutors: Please follow the links below to access material. While the first section, "RWU Tutor Documents" focuses more on the mechanics of tutoring in a writing center, the second section, "Articles," provides a crucial foundation for the philosophical bases of tutoring.
Please go to your Bridges account and access the required reading at the Writing Center Tutors site. If you do not see that site in Bridges, please contact Karen. The articles for Fall 2012 are listed below and are all available in Bridges.
Articles on Talking in the Writing Center (the more the better!)
Articles on Genre
Articles on New Practices & Approaches
Articles on ESL Tutoring
"Creating a Common Ground with ESL Writers, by David Mosher, Davin Granroth, and Troy Hicks. The Writing Lab Newsletter, Vol. 24, No. 7 (Mar. 2000). Available at: https://writinglabnewsletter.org/archives/v24/24.7.pdf
A final word:
In "The Idea of a Writing Center," North remarks on the "heritage" of the writing center: "it stretches back farther than the late 1960s or the early 1970s, or to Iowa in the 1930s--back, in fact, to Athens, where in a busy marketplace a tutor called Socrates set up the same kind of shop: open to all comers, no fees charged, offering, on whatever subject a visitor might propose, a continuous dialectic that is, finally, its own end" (446).