ERIC Number: ED362894
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Apr-24
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Tales from Creatively-Inclined Peer Tutors: Making Facts Dance.
Geczy, Michelle; Filippone, Louis
College students are often faced with a variety of writing assignments which might ask them to analyze data showing cause and effect, compose a sonnet, or creatively analyze a classic short story. To tackle these kinds of assignments, they must disregard traditional and often misleading definitions of analytical and creative writing which lead them to believe they must possess a special kind of imagination in order to write creatively. Tutors at Bloomsburg University (Pennsylvania) Writing Center who write creatively have discovered that the most interesting and most thoroughly developed writing is a synthesis of analysis and creativity. They are able to help the students they tutor to push the grading criteria for the paper to the back of their minds, and concentrate on the writing itself. In the process students relax and let their ideas loose and are consequently able to create a worthy piece of creative writing which meets the criteria for the "A" grade as well. (NH)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Bloomsburg University PA; Tutor Role; Writing Contexts
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Mid-Atlantic Writing Centers Conference (Villanova, PA, April 24, 1993).