UWC: More Than Tutoring

More Than Tutoring

After taking the Tutoring Writing Course (WRTC 336) and being hired, Peer Tutors continue to develop as consultants through weekly meetings and projects. The meetings bring seasoned tutors and aspiring tutors together in small groups to discuss writing center theory and practice. The groups also produce videos, handouts, and other resources for the center.

In addition to providing excellent one-to-one writing assistance and class workshops, UWC peer tutors create resources, contribute to scholarship, conduct research, write articles, and give conference presentations.

 

Conference Presentations

 

  • Buhler, Emiline, Jon Wallace, and Margaret Ervin. "The Center Outside: Writing Center Pedagogy Adapted for Business and Technical Consulting." Conference on College Composition and Communication. Indianopolis, IN, March 2014.

  • Caperton, Brian, Kurt Schick, Laura Schubert, and Kevin Jefferson. "The Costs of Openness: Tutor Health and Emotional Wellbing." International Writing Centers Association Collaborative. Indianopolis, IN, March 2014.

  • Buhler, Emiline, Megan Brenneman, and Prabin Lama. "Novice and Experienced Tutoring Strategies." Mid-Atlantic Writing Centers Association Conference. California, PA, April 2013.

  • Schubert, Laura, Jared Featherstone, and Kevin Jefferson. "Writing Center Revisions: Making Immediate Use of Assessment." International Writing Centers Association Collaborative. Las Vegas, NV, March 2013.

  • Prendergast, Caroline, Sarah Stacy, and Paige Normand. "James Madison University's Writing Center: A Future of Integration." UWC 20th Anniversary Celebration and Symposium at UT Austin. Austin, TX, February 2013.

  • McDonnell, Karen, Laura Schubert, and Jared Featherstone. "The Fading Line Between First-Year Writing and Tutor Training Pedagogies." International Writing Centers Association Conference. San Diego, CA, October 2012.

  • McGrew, Evan, Erin Hartman, Laura Schubert, and Jared Featherstone. "Can Writing Center Experience Really Change Our Classroom Instruction?" Mid-Atlantic Writing Centers Association Conference. Shippensburg, PA, March 2012.

  • Stacy, Sarah, Caroline Prendergast, and Paige Normand. "Changing Writing Pedagogy through Campus Outreach." Mid-Atlantic Writing Centers Association Conference. Shippensburg, PA, March 2012.

  • Thurston, Justin, and Kathy Clarke. "Visible but Blurry Boundaries: Librarians in the the Writing Center; Writing Tutors in Libraries." Mid-Atlantic Writing Centers Association Conference. Shippensburg, PA, March 2012.

  • Steger, Martin, Andrea Smith and Karen McDonnell. "Shifting Seas: Relationships between Peer and Professional Tutors." National Conference on Peer Tutoring in Writing. Baltimore, November 2010.

  • Kern, Mike and Laura Schubert. "Taking Tutors out of the Center: Shaping Peer Tutors into Professional Participants in the Discipline." Mid-Atlantic Writing Centers Association Conference. Newark, April 2010.
 

Publications

 

  • Schick, Kurt, and Laura Schubert. So What? The Writer's Argument. New York: Oxford UP, 2014. Print.





  • Schick, Kurt, Olivia Mankowski, Karen McDonnell, Tiffany Bryant, Alicia Wendt and Michael Moghtader. "The Idea of a Writing Center Course." The Writing Lab Newsletter 34 (Sept. 2010): 1-6. Print.



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