Catalogue 2014 - 2015

ENGL 249 Tutoring Seminar


3 cr.


Sophomore standing and "C" or better in two 100-level writing courses.

Course Description

This course is designed to develop interpersonal teaching and communication skills necessary for tutoring writing in the various disciplines. Students will study and analyze current writing theories, various writing genres, revision strategies, documentation style systems, and a variety of tutoring methods such as proper questioning, positive reinforcement, nonverbal communication, active listening, student differences, learning styles, and assertiveness training. Through the required one-on-one and small-group field experience sessions, the seminar students will receive additional education and training as peer tutors by observing, participating, analyzing, and reflecting on tutoring sessions and on the tutoring process. Lastly, they will enhance their own writing, listening, speaking, critical thinking, and collaboration skills by reflecting on and writing about their tutoring experiences.