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ENGLĀ 318. Writing Center Theory and Practice. (3).

Based on Writing Center scholarship, the The course draws from various fields - composition studies, intercultural rhetoric, second language writing, sociolinguistics, sociolinguistics and writing center studies - that provide theoretical and pedagogical frameworks for teaching and tutoring in a increasingly global English-using academic sphere. Students will gain an understanding of various teaching and tutoring methods, approaches, and philosophies, as well as a critical understanding of their own writing processes. The course focuses on the practical components of writing center work and how these methods can be applied to college settings, as well as middle school, high school, and community settings. In particular, this course will train students to tutor writing in the University Writing Center, as well as other tutoring spaces across campus and the community where they work with diverse writers. Required for all Writing Center Tutors.