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Writing Tutoring, Summer 2019 Course

Are you interested in exploring and applying the theory and practice of teaching writing, specifically in one-on-one settings? If so, the course Writing Tutoring: Theory and Practice is for you! In addition to riveting readings and lively discussions on topics related to tutoring and writing pedagogy, we will learn to

  • structure and guide a tutoring session
  • assess a piece of writing’s strengths and weaknesses
  • give writers feedback on their work
  • understand and support various writing types throughout different stages of the writing process in a host of text genres

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, being observed while conducting writing consultations, receiving feedback on one’s own writing, and submitting a final reflective paper.

The course is designed for those who are interested in becoming more aware of the writing process; teaching writing; tutoring writing; and/or preparing for work in collaborative, writing-intensive roles. Those who successfully complete the course will be qualified to apply for one of the limited positions as a writing tutor for the FAU Writing Centre.

The Lowdown

Who
FAU students who are 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 class that explores the ins and outs of writing and tutoring

Where
Bismarckstraße 10, 00.213.

When
Seven Mondays: April 29, May 6, May 13, May 20, May 27, June 3, and June 17 from 12:15-13:45, plus one Friday, to be selected by the students (a nine-hour block)

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 school…

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, MFA, Writing Centre Coordinator & Consultant, The Language Centre & Learning Lab.

A PDF document with this information is available here.