Posts by Mary Ellen Bertolini

 
 
 

Change in Topics for Session 4 and 5

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5– Problems/ Grammar INTL

 

Thursday October 11 CTLR 4:30-6:30
6– INTL /Getting Help/Grammar

 

Thursday October 18 CTLR 4:30-6:30

 

Due to some scheduling conflicts,  Session 5  for Mentors and Peer Writing Tutors will now cover Grammar issues as well as the previously scheduled Problems Students Face training.

Session 6 will now cover Working with International Students  as well as the previously scheduled Getting Help.

 

This change has no impact on new tutors who must attend both sessions, but I want to call it to the attention of those previously trained Peer Writing Tutors and Mentors who can choose between attending sessions 3, 4, or 5.

PWT-FYM Training Session 2–Getting Started Thursday 4:30pm until 6:30pm

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Thursday, September 20th 4:30pm until 6:30pm

Center for Teaching, Learning, and Research, Middlebury College

Writing and Academic Mentor Session #2 Getting Started

  • All new Writing and Academic Mentors must attend.
  • All trained Peer Writing Tutors now working as Writing and Academic Mentors must attend.
  • Trained Writing and Academic Mentors must attend either this session or Session 3 on Thursday, September 26th.

Become expert at Time Management!

Mentors: Bring a syllabus from all four of your classes.

You will practice a 15 minute-version of the 30 min. tutor session

Always bring your training folder to all training sessions.

Peer Writing Tutor Session #2 Getting Started

  • All new Peer Writing Tutors must attend this session.

    Trained Peer Writing Tutors must attend either this session or Session 3 on Wednesday, September 26th.

    Trained Mentors who have never been trained as Peer Writing Tutors must attend this session.

Brainstorming answers to frequently asked tutor questions

15 minute-version of the 30 min. tutor session

Always bring your training folder to all training sessions.

Make-up sessions are only for those who have received prior approval.

What about grammar?

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What about grammar? The 3x PIC Rule: Point-Identify-Correct

Although we do not copy edit papers, we do not ignore grammatical, mechanical, and style problems in students’ papers. Instead, we draw a student’s attention to the error: POINT, ask if the student can recognize and IDENTIFY the error, and finally, ask if the student can CORRECT the error.

When you see a problem, ask if the student can identify the problem. If yes, ask the student to explain the problem, and then ask if the student can correct the problem. If the student cannot identify the problem, you should do that. If the student cannot correct the problem, you should help the student correct the problem.

Repeat this process three times. Each time, encourage the student to point out, identify, and then correct the error or problem.  After that, encourage the student to complete corrections of the error during the revision process.    If a student still has difficulty identifying and correcting the error, refer the student to one of the faculty writing tutors.

Remember the 3x PIC rule: Point—Identify—Correct—x3

Leadership Team for 2012-2013

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Melanie Haas*—Head PWT
Katie Anderson—Head Mentor
Chelsea Edgar—Head Drop-in Tutor

 

*Melanie is featured in the  Middlebury story about this summer’s Middcore.

Training Dates for Fall 2012

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FYSM Training times

Fall 2012 Training Dates for  Writing and Academic Mentors for First-Year Seminars
Org Session          Wednesday, September 12, CTLR, 4:30-6:30
Session 2              Thursday, September 20, CTLR, 4:30-6:30  Bring all syllabi.
Session 3              Wednesday, September 26, CTLR, 4:30-6:30 Bring a paper.
Session 4              Wednesday, October 3, CTLR
Session 5              Thursday, October 11, CTLR, 4:30-6:30
Session 6              Thursday, October 18, CTLR, 4:30-6:30
Session 7              Thursday,November 8, CTLR 4:30-7:00

 Check HERE for who need to attend which session.

Fall 2012 Training Dates for PWTs

Spring 2012 Training Dates for Peer Writing Tutors & Writing and Academic Mentors for First-Year Seminars

Org Session          Thursday, September 13, CTLR, 4:30-6:30
Session 2              Thursday, September 20, CTLR, 4:30-6:30

(Bring a paper of your own to Session 3.)
Session 3              Wednesday, September 27, CTLR, 4:30-6:30
Session 4              Thursday, October 4, CTLR, 4:30-6:30
Session 5              Thursday, October 11, CTLR, 4:30-6:30
Session 6              Thursday, October 18, CTLR, 4:30-6:30

Check HERE for who need to attend which session.

Session 6–Thursday, March 22, 4:30-6:30 PM, CTLR, Davis Family Library 225

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What are we doing?

Who needs to come?

  • All new PWTs
  • Trained PWTs who did not come to Session 4 or Session 5 must come this Thursday.
  • Trained FYSMs who did not come to Session 4 or Session 5 must come this Thursday.

Make-up sessions are only for those who have received prior approval. Bring your folder to every session.

E-mail Izzy Nuttall (enuttall@middlebury.edu) for prior approval.

Bookmark these sites:
PWT & FYSM Blog
Peer Writing Tutor Site
FYSM Site
Writing College Papers
PWT/FYSM Facebook Group

Middlebury College Writing Support for Students

See you Thursday!

Mary Ellen Bertolini
Associate Director, Writing

 

 

PWT/FYM Session 5

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CTLR, Davis Family Library 225

Thursday, March 15, 2012 4:30-6:30 PM

What are we doing?
  • “Working with Multilingual (ESL) Students” ~ Dr. Shawna Shapiro
  • Problems Students Face
Who needs to come?
  • All new PWTs
  • Trained PWTs who did not come to Session 4, come this Thursday or to Session 6 next week.
  • Trained FYSMs who did not come to Session 4, come this Thursday or to Session 6 next week.
Make-up sessions are only for those who have received prior approval. Bring your folder to every session.