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ENGL 353. Introduction to Writing Center Theory and Practice

Credits: 4
Department: English
Description: Writing center scholarship and pedagogy: literacy theory, composition theory, history of individualized writing instruction; diversity and politics of literacy education; development of reflective tutoring practices. Required of all undergraduate students seeking employment as tutors in the writing center.
Prerequisites: ENGL 191
Semester Offered: Spring
Grading Method: ABCDF

Student Learning Outcomes

1. Evaluate writing center activity using basic theoretical perspectives from the fields of writing center studies, ESL, and composition.
2. Analyze various writing assignments, rhetorical situations, and audiences.
3. Evaluate ethical issues regarding professionalism, confidentiality, and the use of technology in the writing center.
4. Apply appropriate strategies for tutoring specific populations of students.

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