Thursday, 2/27/14
CTLR (lib 225)
4:30-6:30
Session 3—Macro to Micro

Who needs to come?

  • All new PWTS must attend.
  • Trained PWTs and FYMs who did not attend session 2 must attend.
  • Trained PWTS who are becoming FYSMS should have attended session 2.

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 for us to workshop
  • Your folder

Always bring your training folder to all training sessions.
Make-up sessions are only for those who have received prior approval. E-mail Emily Colton to request a makeup. Attending a makeup is a privilege not a right.

Important links:
Blog
CTLR
PWTs
FYSMs
FB

PWT/FYSM TRAINING SESSION #2– Getting Started

When: WEDNESDAY, 2/19/14 4:30-6:30
Where: CTLR

Important PWT/FYM go links

 

go/ctlr                     

Center for Teaching, Learning & Research

go/pwt                     

Find pay information, forms, and training schedule

go/middwrite         

WordPress site with writing tips

go/writingcenter    

Meet faculty writing tutors,  tips for writing, hours for drop-ins

go/pwtblog               

WordPress site for writing tutors and mentors

go/ pwtguide            

LIS guide for tutors and mentors

go/guides                  

LIS guide for research

Our first Peer Writing Tutor and Writing and Academic Mentor training session takes place Thursday, February 13, at 4:30 PM in CTLR (Davis Family Library 225). All new and trained PWTs and FYSMs must attend this Organizational Meeting.   If you are new or were abroad last semester, we will take your picture for our wall, and you will receive your training folder.  If this is your first paid job at Middlebury College, make sure you have all the documents you need for employment.

  • You can find the whole spring training schedule below and at go/pwt.
  • New Tutors will attend all six sessions.
  • Trained PWTs and FYSMs will attend three sessions (Org, Session 2 or 3, and Session 4,5, or 6).

We have only a handful of First-year Seminars in the spring, so we have many Mentors without assignments. Mentors who would like to train and  work as Peer Writing Tutors in the spring, will attend The Org Meeting, Session 2, and Session 4. . Because we added several Commons drop-in sessions last semester, we now have 19 drop-in positions and 19 official alternate drop-in positions.  You can apply for these drop-in positions at the Organization Meeting Thursday, February 13.

I look forward to seeing you next month! In the meantime, feel free to e-mail me with questions.

If for any reason you will not be training or working in our program spring semester, please email me immediately, and I will remove you from our email list. If you are not graduating in May, you can work for us another semester.

Training Dates for PWTs and FYMs

Spring 2014 Training Dates for Peer Writing Tutors & Writing and Academic Mentors for First-Year Seminars

Org Session          Thursday, February 13, CTLR, 4:30-6:30
Session 2             Wednesday, February19 CTLR, 4:30-6:30
(Bring a paper of your own to Session 3.)
Session 3              Thursday, February 27, CTLR, 4:30-6:30
Session 4              Thursday, March 6 , CTLR, 4:30-6:30
Session 5              Thursday, March13, CTLR, 4:30-6:30
Session 6              Thursday, March 20, CTLR, 4:30-6:30

Please bring your folder to every training session.

 

This Friday at 4:30 pm
—Paul W. Ward ’25 Memorial Prize


The awards ceremony for the Paul W. Ward ’25 Prize in Writing for the Class of 2013 will be held in Alexander Twilight Hall. The prize competition recognizes annually those first-year students who are judged by faculty to have produced outstanding essays in writing classes during that academic year. Refreshments will be served. Please RSVP to the Center for Teaching, Learning, and Research at 802.443.3131 or by e-mail at ctlr@middlebury.edu.

Alexander Twilight Hall, Room 101

All nominees are invited to train as Peer Writing Tutors and Writing and Academic Mentors.

When and Where?

Thursday, October 10, 4:30-6:30, CTLR, LIB 225

What are we doing?

  • “Working with Multilingual (ESL) Students” ~ Dr. Shawna Shapiro
  • Problems Students Face

Who needs to come?

  • All new PWTs and new FYMs (not previously trained as PWTs)
  • Trained PWTs and FYSMs who did not attend session 4, need to come to this session, or session 6, or a Research Workshop with Librarian Carrie Macfarlane on Monday, Oct 28th (time and location TBD)

 

Make-up sessions are only for those who have received prior approval.   E-mail Emily Colton for prior approval.

 

Important links:
Blog
CTLR
PWTs
FYSMs
FB

FYSM Training #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 Wednesday, September 25th.

  1. Become expert at Time Management!  Bring a syllabus from all four of your classes.
  2. You will practice a 15 minute-version of the 30 min. tutor session
  3. Always bring your training folder to all training sessions.

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

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 25th.

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

 

Peer Writing Tutor Session #2 Getting Started

  • 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.

If this is your first job on the Middlebury College campus, you will need to visit student employment with some documents:

Obtain a blue Student Employment Card from the Student Employment Office. (The Student Employment office is located on the second floor of the Service Building. The office is open Monday through Friday, 9:00am-5:00pm.) To do this, you must fill out your I-9 Employment Eligibility and W4 Tax Withholding forms. Typically, students present an original Passport (expired okay) OR a picture I.D. WITH a Birth Certificate OR Social Security Card. Please visit http://www.middlebury.edu/offices/business/seo for more information on this process and for a more extensive list of documents that you can present.

Please bring the necessary documents to campus, and visit SEO before we have our Organization Meetings:

Wednesday, 9/11/13 for Mentors (CTLR, DFL 225,4:30-6:30 PM)

Thursday, 9/12/13 for Peer Writing Tutors (CTLR, DFL 225,4:30-6:30 PM)

Confirmations

I have sent out confirmations to all trained Peer Writing Tutors and Writing and Academic Mentors who have FYSE assignments. If you have not yet accepted your confirmation, please do so now.

Save the date!

Mandatory Organization Meeting for Writing and Academic Mentors: Wednesday, September 11, 4:30-6:30, CTLR
Mandatory Organization Meeting for Peer Writing Tutors: Thursday, September 12, 4:30-6:30, CTLR
You will receive an email notice of the meeting you must attend in early September.

Peer Writing Tutor/Writing and Academic Mentor 2013-201314 leadership team:

Head Tutor: Emily Colton
Head Mentor: Anna Flinchbaugh
Head Drop-in: Emily Auran

PWT Session #5—Writing and Speaking Across the Disciplines

Thursday, March 14, 2013 4:30 PM-6:30 PM.

CTLR Library 225
* Tell us the writing expectations and guidelines of your major.
* Get comfortable giving oral presentations.

Who comes to this session?

  • All new PWTS
  • Trained Mentors now training and/or working as PWTs.  (If you are not sure if you are in this category, e-mail me.)
  • Trained PWTS may come to session 4, 5, or 6, or attend the Research workshop with Carrie Macfarlane.  However, if you are planning to attend the Research Workshop, you must definitely commit to attending, and you must have already sent your RSVP to Chelsea Edgar. If you have not done this, place to attend session 5 or 6.

 

Make-up sessions are only for those who have received prior approval.  E-mail Melanie Haas  for permission.

Organization Meeting: Wednesday, February 13, 2013
4:30-6:30 PM, Center for Teaching, Learning, and Research

Tips for Peer Writing Tutors Research Guide

 

When: Thursday, October 18, 2012 4:30 PM-6:30 PM. (UTC-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
Where: CTLR
*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*

What are we doing?
  • “Working with Multilingual (ESL) Students” ~ Dr. Shawna Shapiro
  • People Who Can Help
  • Complete Future Plans Form
Who needs to come?
  • All new PWTs
  • Trained PWTs who did not come to Session 4, must come this Thursday,  or to Session 6 next week.
  • Trained FYSMs who did not come to Session 4, must 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.
E-mail Melanie Haas  for prior approval.
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.

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?

August 24, 2012 | 1 Comment

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

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.

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.

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

 

 

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.

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