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.... didnot have to do so), overlapping T7a#39;s turn and showing thatshe understood how to solve the contraction problem: a€œWasnot. ... She continued on after S2a#39;s backchannel (a€œO.K.a€) with her explanation of that suggestion: T2: Why dona#39;t you put a ... In the previous topic episode, T2 and S2 decided on the essaya#39;s focus, so here T2 quickly moved to a revising strategy. ... in TE9a€”the need to focusthe paper solely on the change S2 made from her private school to college: T2: a€œThe first yearanbsp;...

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


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