ERIC Number: ED250717
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: 0
Peer Tutoring in Basic Writing: A Tutor's Journal. Classroom Research Study No. 4.
Providing a complex representation of a beginning writing tutor's role, this monograph, written as a journal, was drawn from a tutor's own perceptions and those of her students. While refinement of composition skills frames the entire narrative, the day-by-day record of the tutor's first quarter also emphasizes such skills as goal setting, effective questioning, and motivating students to become self-confident learners. The appendix includes information sheets given to students and tutors at the Writing Center, Student Learning Center at the University of California, Berkeley; the sheets deal with how to get the most out of tutoring, goal setting for writing tutors, the goal-setting process, and how to avoid doing a student's homework. A measure of student tutoring style, a personal checklist of tutoring skills, and an instructor's guide to marking symbols and grammatical terms are also included in the appendix. (HOD)
Descriptors: Higher Education, Management by Objectives, Peer Teaching, Personal Narratives, Teaching Experience, Tutorial Programs, Tutoring, Tutors, Writing Instruction, Writing Skills
Publications Department, Bay Area Writing Project, 5635 Tolman Hall, School of Education, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720. Request "Publications for Teachers" for ordering information.
Publication Type: Books; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: National Endowment for the Humanities (NFAH), Washington, DC.; Carnegie Corp. of New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: California Univ., Berkeley. School of Education.
Identifiers: Basic Writing; Bay Area Writing Project; Journal Writing
Note: Prepared through Bay Area Writing Project.