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Thursday, October 15, 2009

Tutoring Reading in the Writing Center?

Often, students who visit our writing center need help learning to read challenging texts. What strategies do tutors employ to help writers develop reading practices?

What training do writing centers provide tutors in reading theory and pedagogy?

We've read Gary Griswold's 2006 article in the Journal of College Reading and Learning called "Postsecondary Reading: What Writing Center Tutors Need to Know." Now we'd like to learn more.

Any practical advice you can offer? Any suggestions for further reading we might do about reading pedagogy, which might be particularly applicable in a writing center? Any resources you can share to help writing tutors become effective reading tutors?

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