ENGL6357 Writing Centers

Course Description

A study of the history, theory, and practice of writing center tutoring and administration. 

Course Credits: 3

Prerequisites: There are no formal prerequisites for this course. No previous knowledge of or experience in writing centers is required. However, this class will demand a high level of reading, writing and time management skills. 

This course requires an intermediate level of computer skills. In order to take this class, you are expected to be able to save files without losing them, save files in a variety of formats (save as), upload and download files on the internet, use discussion text formatting features, cut and paste, do attachments, and use interactive features such as chat.

Student Learning Outcomes:

Learning Goal

To become familiar with the history, theory and practice of writing center tutoring and administration

Learning Objectives

1. Read and discuss articles and books on writing center history, theory and practice.

2. Observe and analyze writing center tutoring sessions.

3. Apply theory to practice of tutoring and administrating in a writing center.

4. Research aspects of writing center theory and practice.

5. Synthesize research, history, theory and practice of writing centers through discussion and writing.

6. Apply techniques of responding to writing through workshops.