Tutoring Advice

Posted: January 13, 2014 in Writing Center
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  1. Have a mission statement prepared to persuade reluctant writers.
  2. Ask questions–lots of questions.
  3. Have another tutor critique your sessions.
  4. Provide positive reinforcement
  5. Find a specific example of what is quality writing and what needs work in the student’s paper.
  6. Focus on the process, not the product.
  7. Build the student’s self-confidence and efficacy.
  8. Develop rapport and trust.
  9. Use reader response and modeling.
  10. Keep a strong sense of ethics and professionalism.
  11. Comments should identify flaws in logic and point out areas of befuddlement.
  12. Remember that vague comments create frustration and apathy. Keep your advice text-specific with the caveat that every writing situation is unique.
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