BSC Writing Studio
Strategies for Writing Studio Consultants
By Kathryn Evans, Bridegwater State College
Many consultants find that the following six strategies—when done before, during, and after the “meat” of the discussion—can help students learn significantly more.
1. Start with self-assessment. Ask writers to
· use the professor’s evaluation criteria to self-assess their work
· tell you what specifically they would like feedback on
Beginning the session like this helps you target your feedback to the writer’s needs.
2. Identify and prioritize patterns. When you read the writer’s work, look for (and encourage writers to look for) patterns of issues instead of individual issues. After you’ve identified several patterns, prioritize:
Which patterns are more serious? Do some patterns undermine the writer’s credibility more than others? render an argument less persuasi…