The S.T.A.R. Answer Format When an interviewer asks you, "tell me about something about yourself that is not on your resume." First, think about 2-5 strengths you embody. Then think about stories, experiences, or even testimonies that highlight them?: For example, initiator, organization, thoughtful, careful etc... Then think of a story that reflects either one, some,… Continue reading OCW Class Reflections 4/20/18
Writing Centers NEED to take account of Specific Learning Disabilities: Not having the appropriate setting or resources for people with disabilities can be detrimental to their Self-empowerment. Writing centers have to be sensitive and patient with these students.
Class Reading Reflections: POSTCOLONIALISM, ACCULTURATION, AND THE WRITING CENTER This reading describes how the postcolonial aftermath still plays out today, through minor pieces of evidence of cultural domination. Writing Center's must be aware of this because they don't want want a certain style of writing or culture of writing to dominate in the center. Or in academia in… Continue reading OCW Class Reflections 3/23/18
Guest Speaker: Dr.Hardy Themes or Main Ideas Different Voices (Like passive) can be found in varying fields and disciplines. He did a study regarding the way different assignments contain or even require He was interested in how the continuum of fields and disciplines always contains the natural sciences and humanities on polar opposites. Advice: Take advantage of… Continue reading OCW Class Reflections 3/9/18
Brainstorming Solutions to problems coming up in Tutoring Sessions: Clients asking directly for Grammar help (from ESL students) Try to identify mother tongues, and if it causes re-occurring grammar/ sentence structures Make some grammar handouts to have available in the Writing Center. Clients asking if the information in their essays or lab reports is CORRECT. Remind them that… Continue reading OCW Class Reflections 3/2/18
"I argue that it is time for peer tutor research to rise above the confines of the writing center," wrote Skyler Konicki of the University of Delaware in his De-Centering Peer Tutors: Research Applications for Undergraduates in the Writing Program essay. I have some thoughts regarding this topic I would like to share, based on my freshman… Continue reading OCW Class Reflections 2/16/18
In the article "The Idea of a Writing Center" Stephen M. North asserts that writing "labs" or "clinics" are commonly misunderstood. They are often seen as places to quickly fix grammar issues or fix-it-all clinics. The author also describes how other writing centers themselves don't know how to correctly define what they are. One author North mentioned… Continue reading OCW Class Reflections 2/9/18