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ERIC Number: ED377488
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995
Pages: 7
Abstractor: N/A
Tutor Skits.
Edlund, John R.
This paper contains the scripts of five skits illustrating conspicuous errors on the part of writing tutors trying to assist undergraduate writers. Although the dialogue is fictitious and the situations slightly exaggerated, the skits delineate real problems that have been observed by the directors in actual tutoring sessions. The skits are designed to be used in a workshop or training session, during which small groups of tutors would first read them to determine the mistake illustrated and then write a skit of their own correcting the tutoring mistake; finally, they would act out both skits for the larger group. The skits illustrate a range of mistakes a tutor can make: failing to listen; imposing his or her own ideas on the student; offering advice about how to rewrite the paper when it is due in a couple of hours; and being unwilling to work through sensitive issues concerning a writing topic. (TB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A