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ERIC Number: ED451519
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Nov
Pages: 20
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"And Be Silent, That You May Hear": What Consultants Can Tell Directors about Working in a Writing Lab.
Devet, Bonnie
Every spring there is a great exodus: graduating consultants depart from the writing lab, taking with them semesters and semesters of experience, and leaving a gap in the ranks of the staff. This paper discusses a way lab directors can learn from them: departing consultants wrote short essays entitled "Advice to the Future" which provided information on three or four ways to be successful in a lab. The paper presents an analysis of the consultants' comments, which were classified, often sentence by sentence. Data in the paper is organized into the following three areas: (1) What do these experienced consultants worry about the most? (2) What do they think new consultants should know? and (3) What "tutorese" can directors use in their own training? The paper concludes by stating that what was gleaned from the departing tutors' writings can be applied in the future: expanding training categories; focusing more on the affective side of tutoring; using the consultants' vernacular itself for its accuracy and poignancy. Attached are two "Advice" papers. (NKA)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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