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Tutoring Second Language Writers

Submitted by syntaxfactory on February 22, 2016 - 1:52pm

Tutoring Second
Language Writers
edited by Shanti Bruce and Ben Rafoth

"A valuable contribution to the training of new and experienced tutors as they navigate the complexities of working with the more global, linguistically diverse student populations that are part of today's colleges and universities."
---Christina Ortmeier-Hooper,
University of New Hampshire

Tutoring Second Language Writers, a complete update of Bruce and Rafoth's 2009 ESL Writers, is a guide for writing center tutors that addresses the growing need for tutors who are better prepared to work with the increasingly international population of students seeking guidance at the writing center.

Drawing upon philosopher John Dewey's belief in reflective thinking as a way to help build new knowledge, the book is divided into four parts. Part 1: Actions and Identities is about creating a proactive stance toward language difference, thinking critically about labels, and the mixed feelings students may have about learning English. Part 2: Research Opportunities demonstrates writing center research projects and illustrates methods tutors can use to investigate their questions about writing center work. Part 3: Words and Passages offers four personal stories of inquiry and discovery, and Part 4: Academic Expectations describes some of the challenges tutors face when they try to help writers meet readers' specific expectations.

Advancing the conversations tutors have with one another and their directors about tutoring second language writers and writing, Tutoring Second Language Writers engages readers with current ideas and issues that highlight the excitement and challenge of working with those who speak English as a second or additional language.

Paper: $26.95
Adobe Digital Edition Ebook*: $21.95
ISBN: 978-1-60732-406-5
Pages: 288
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Submitted by Mark Caruthers (not verified) on January 27, 2017 - 1:26am.

Yes, but second language tutoring writers must know how to cover the conceptual and empirical basis for second language perfectly and we cannot overlook the discourse-based approach importance in writing.Only in accordance with such requirements, tutors can be selected to work with international population of students and native speakers in particlular. Actually, their skills can be checked through research paper samples from their own works.

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