Posts by Mary Ellen Bertolini

 
 
 

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.

PWT/FYM Training Session 4–Speaking and Writing in the Disciplines

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PWT/FYM Training Session 4–Speaking and Writing in the Disciplines
CTLR, LIB 230  03/08/2012   4:30-6:30

Who Attends?

  • All New Peer Writing Tutors Must Attend.
  • Trained FYSMs working as PWTS need to attend this session. 
  • Trained PWTs and FYSMs working as Mentors can attend session 3, 4, or 5. Choose one of these sessions, and plan ahead.
What Will We Do?
  • Tell us the writing expectations and guidelines of your major.
  • Get comfortable giving oral presentation
 
Make-up sessions are only for those who have received prior approval. Bring your folder to every session.

Session 3 Macro to Micro

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Where? 

CTLR LIB 225

When?

Thursday, March 01, 2012 4:30 PM-6:30 PM.

What is the topic?

* Macro to Micro
* Using a Thesis Statement
* Hands-on practice session with one of your papers

 

What should I bring?

* One of your papers
* Your folder

Who must attend?

  • All new Peer Writing Tutors must attend.
  • Trained Peer Writing Tutors and Trained Mentors who did not attend Session 2 must attend.

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

See you Thursday!

Mary Ellen Bertolini
Associate Director, Writing