ENC 4275 / 5276: Theory and Practice of Tutoring Writing
Fall 2016: Tuesday, 6:00 – 8:50 p.m.
This three-unit course is a practicum, which educates tutors to assist writers in the University Writing Center. Designed for both novice and experienced tutors, this writing intensive course introduces both undergraduate and graduate students to writing center research, theory, and practice. Prerequisite: ENC 1102.
Enrollment in this course is by special permission. To enroll, please e-mail a statement of interest and a brief faculty recommendation to RMarkHall@ucf.edu.
In Writing / Consulting Theory & Practice, you will do the following:
- Learn about tutoring students from first-year to graduate across the disciplines
- Study strategies to support multilingual writers
- Discuss reading assignments
- Lead discussion about your tutoring practices
- Take part in student presentations of writing center work
- Engage in problem solving about teaching challenges encountered in the UWC
- Conduct multiple observations of tutoring and be observed yourself
- Write frequent reflections on your tutoring practices
- Write about your developing theory and practice of tutoring
- Conduct primary research in the UWC
- Share your writing, respond to the writing of classmates, and revise
To fulfill the requirements of the practicum, you will be assigned 3-4 weekly tutoring hours that fit your schedule. You will participate in Writing Center orientation before the semester begins, then start work as a writing consultant during the second week of the semester.