The data also revealed that strategies generally assumed by writing center scholars to lessen control over the student and his or her writing can be used just as easily as other strategies to dominate the tutorial. Other factors apart from the strategies themselves affect whether the tutor dominates the tutorial, including amount of time the tutor pauses to allow the student to answer questions or respond to suggestions, students' overall level of participation/interest in the tutorial, students' expectations for the tutorial, and tutors' listening to students' concerns (really qhearingq those concerns). Moreover, the use of praise and time spent on rapport building may have an effect on whether the tutor dominates the tutorial. These findings invite further investigation and research.Carinoa#39;s anecdote points to the fact that pedagogical theory may often serve the political or social needs of writing ... this point in her widely anthologized essay, aquot; Writing as a Social Process: A Theoretical Foundation for Writing Centers?
|Title||:||Breaking Into the Tutor's Toolbox: An Investigation Into Strategies Used in Writing Center Tutorials|
|Publisher||:||ProQuest - 2008|