EKIS1002 Tutoring Writing (5 cr)
This course aims to instruct and give hands-on experience to advanced level students in teaching and tutoring beginning writers in English. If you have taken Academic Writing or equivalent, you have the required background for the course. You will tutor your own Academic Writing students or Language Centre students in order to learn about feedback as a process and about yourself as a feedback giver. Tutoring will consist of providing consultation and feedback for tutees on the drafts of their assignments. The course offers experience that is directly relevant to teachers in classrooms and adult education.
Classes will consist of presentations (by the teacher and students) and discussion of issues related to writing pedagogy and feedback giving. Work outside class will mainly consist of working with tutees, as well as a review of source literature and a final report on the tutoring experience.
Active participation in class (83% attendance). A final course paper based on the work with the tutees. A presentation and annotated bibliography reviewing source literature on tutoring writing.
- apply their knowledge of English academic writing practices to tutoring novice writers
- have a better understanding of teaching writing
- understand the processes involved in giving feedback
- give appropriate feedback