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Writing Tutoring: Theory and Practice, Summer 2021

Gustavo and Irad give feedback on each other's writing during the class, Writing Tutoring: Theory and Practice, Summer 2019

Would you like to gain expertise in coaching writing in English?

If this sounds appealing, you may consider taking the course Writing Tutoring: Theory and Practice. In addition to riveting readings and lively discussions on topics related to tutoring and writing pedagogy, we will learn to

  • assess the strengths and weaknesses of writing in English
  • give writers feedback on their work
  • structure and guide a tutoring session
  • support writers at various stages of the writing process with a range of text types

We will also learn and apply an array of writing and tutoring techniques. Successful completion of the course will include participating in the class discussions and activities, observing writing consultations of current writing tutors, offering writing coaching, receiving feedback on one’s own writing, and writing reflective papers.

The course is designed for those who are interested in a) becoming more aware of the writing process; b) teaching writing; c) tutoring writing; d) preparing for work in collaborative writing-intensive roles; and/or e) improving their own English writing skills. Those who successfully complete the course will be qualified to apply for one of the limited positions as a writing tutor with the Writing Centre of the FAU Language Centre.

Who: FAU students interested in developing their academic writing in English coaching skills (students at any level: BA, MA, PhD; from any faculty: Engineering, Natural Sciences, Humanities, Law, or Medicine); with a C1 level in English or higher

What: An exciting, interactive class that explores the ins and outs of writing and tutoring

Where: Online, via Zoom

When: Seven Fridays (April 16, 23, & 30, May 7, June 11, 18, & 25) from 10:15-13:45

Why: To increase awareness of the nuances of written English; to hone one’s skills as an academic coach; to improve one’s own writing; to learn how to help others improve their writing; to earn 2.5 credits while engaging in dynamic, active learning; to convene with the coolest people at our university…

How: If you are interested in joining the class, or just want to find out more, please email shira.richman@fau.de

This workshop will be facilitated by Shira Richman, MA, Writing Centre Supervisor and Senior Consultant.