OCW Class Reflections 2/16/18

"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

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OCW Class Reflections 2/9/18

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

Wait, then how do I write in the MLA style?

MLA or the Modern Language Association style is most commonly used to write papers and cite sources within the liberal arts and humanities fields. (Refer to the "Reading and Writing in the liberal arts and/or the humanities" BLOG) Once again, I recommend you to visit the OWL Purdue website. (below) https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/560/01/ Here, you can find a… Continue reading Wait, then how do I write in the MLA style?

How do I write in the APA style?

APA or the American Psychological Association style is most commonly used to cite sources within the social sciences. (Refer to the "Reading and Writing in the Social Sciences" BLOG) Once again, I recommend you to visit the OWL Purdue website. (below) https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/560/01/ Here, you can find a variety of resources to guide you step-by-step through writing… Continue reading How do I write in the APA style?

Reading and Writing in the Applied Fields

The applied fields emphasize the value of practical application of knowledge and pre-professional skills. Similar to writing in other fields of study, the writer in the applied field has to also carefully analyze the rhetorical situation at hand. As a refresher about analyzing a situation rhetorically, remember Rhetorical Context: Understand your role as an author… Continue reading Reading and Writing in the Applied Fields

Defining and Solving Problems in the Applied Fields

A common problem that manifests for people who "apply" the applied field is working along with other people. This could include co-workers, bosses, beneficiaries, consumers, and/or donors. A great deal of patience and understanding comes along with these types of problems. For example, Imagine you are a supervisor and notice that one of the group… Continue reading Defining and Solving Problems in the Applied Fields