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Fall 2011 Training Dates for Peer Writing Tutors

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Fall 2011 Training Dates for Peer Writing Tutors

Org Session-Thurs. 9/15

Session 2-Wed 9/21

Session 3-Thurs 9/29

Session 4-Thurs. 10/6

Session 5-Thurs 10/13

Session 6-Thurs 10/20

Please bring your folder to every training session. You will be paid for training on completion of all of your mandatory sessions.

New Peer Writing Tutors must attend all of these sessions.

Trained PWTs attend three: Org, Session 1 or 2, and Session 3,4, or 5.

All sessions are scheduled for CTLR (Davis Family Library 225).

Session 6–Advising, Grammar, People Who Can Help, WID

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This session is on WEDNESDAY, October 13, 4:30-6:30

Mentor Training Session 6 –

Topics: Advising, Grammar Review, People Who Can Help. Note: This session is on WEDNESDAY.
Trained PWTS attend from 4:30-5:30. The second hour is optional for you.
Trained ACES  (and PWTS who did Pre-Advising) need only attend from 5:30-6:30. The first hour is optional for you.
FYSMs with no prior training attend from 4:30-6:30
All FYSMs must fill out the enclosed forms—either at the meeting or electronically: Future Plans of PWT and FYSMs10 FYSM_evalformf10
If you worked in a class this semester, please complete this surveySurvey for FYSMs in ClassesF10
For ACES, this is the last training session this semester.  You will be paid for training at the next pay period. If you are an international student who cannot work more than 20 hours a week, please e-mail me about the best time for me to submit your training hours.

This session is on WEDNESDAY, October 13, 4:30-6:30

Peer Writing Tutor Training–Session 6

Topics: Writing in the Disciplines, Grammar Review, People Who Can Help. Note: This session is on WEDNESDAY.
All new PWTS must attend. The Session is optional for trained PWTS. However, all PWTS must fill out the enclosed forms—either at the meeting or electronically: peer_tutor_evaluation_formsf10 Future Plans of PWT and FYSMs10
If you worked in a class this semester, please complete this survey: Survey for PWTs in ClassesF10(2)
This is the last training session this semester.  New PWTs will be paid for training at the next pay period. If you are an international student who cannot work more than 20 hours a week, please e-mail me about the best time for me to submit your training hours.

Session 5–Problems Students Face

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Thursday, October 7, CTLR, Davis Family Library 225

All New Peer Writing Tutors Must Attend.  All First-Year Seminar Mentors (except previously trained PWTS) must attend.
  • First Hour: Problems Students Face
  • Second Hour: Educators not Editors–Working with Multilingual Students with Shawna Shapiro
Optional for Trained Peer Writing Tutors. Unfortunately, optional means unpaid.  If you have a Drop-in shift you will find this session very helpful.


Session 4 Oral Presentation

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Useful handouts from this session:

Oral Presentation Yonna’s Rubric

Tips for Talks

First-Year Seminar Mentors for Academics and Writing

  • This is a mandatory session for First-Year Seminar Mentors—even those already trained as Peer Writing Tutors and ACEs.
  • You will learn much that you can use as a student and much for you to use in your roles as FYSMs.
  • Note that this is a longer session. 4:30-7:00 PM, Thursday, September 30th, CTLR
  • Please come on time so that we can move things along as quickly as possible.

Peer Writing Tutors

  • This is a mandatory session for all trained and new Peer Writing Tutors.
  • 4:30-5:30 PM, Thursday, September 30th, CTLR
  • When this session is over, trained Peer Writing Tutors get paid for training

Follow-up to thesis statment development

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  1. Choose a Topic. What is a Topic?
  2. Define a PROBLEM within your topic. How?
  3. Explore/ Analyze the PROBLEM. How?
  4. Create a Thesis Statement. What is a Thesis Statement?
  5. Find evidence that supports the Thesis Statement. How?
  6. Organize your writing around your Thesis Statement. How? (Answers in How to Form a Thesis Statement Powerpoint)

Session 2 Getting Started Thursday, Sept. 16 4:30-6:30 PM, CTLR

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It was wonderful to see so many Peer Writing Tutors and First-Year Seminar Mentors for Academics and Writing in CTLR this Thursday. We have 47 Mentors in First-Year Seminars, 15 Peer Writing Tutors in college writing and writing program classes, and thirteen Peer Writing Tutors conducting drop-in shifts in CTLR and Brainerd Commons.
This Thursday, we will see you for Session #2–Getting Started.

  • Peer Writing Tutors should bring a paper to workshop.
  • Mentors should bring a paper to workshop and all four class syllabi
  • Always bring your training folder

So proud that Dena Simmons, one of our former Head Peer Writing Tutors is featured in Courtney Martin‘s book   Do It Anyway (Beacon Press, 2010)!