Catalogue 2020 - 2021

ENGL 249 Tutoring Practicum: Writing and Grammar


3 cr.


Sophomore standing and "C-" or better in ENGL 133, or permission of English chair.

Course Description

With a focus on presenting tutoring as formalized academic support, this course is designed to develop interpersonal teaching, communication skills, and English grammar knowledge essential for writing tutors as well as for students preparing for a career in secondary education. Students will study and analyze current writing theories, various writing genres, revision strategies, documentation style systems, and a variety of tutoring and teaching methods. The course will also address the history and structure of the English language and focus on the rules and conventions of standard written and spoken English including concepts such as form, meaning, knowledge, and usage of English grammar structures at the advanced level.


Formerly "Tutoring Seminar"

This course satisfies one of the Writing Intensive course requirements for Arts and Sciences students.