I had a great question from a tutor this week about the “funnel paragraph” popular in high school.  I’m giving you my response and Catharine Wright’s response: The “funnel intro” paragraph taught in high school is often very broad. First-years often start their intro paragraphs with sweeping observations about life, the cosmos, how great a […]

Lib 201 5-6:30PM This session has NO makeup.

Overland

October 22, 2010 | Leave a Comment

learn more at our presentation: TUES, NOV 9th 6pm in MBH 220 Overland summer leadership positions outdoor | service | writing | language | field studies overlandprograms.com/leaders Overland, a company that runs summer programs for 4th – 12th graders will be hosting their fall leader presentation on Tuesday, Nov. 9th at 6pm in MBH 220.  […]

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 […]

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 […]

How to Form a Thesis Statement Choose a Topic. What is a Topic? Define a PROBLEM within your topic. How? Explore/ Analyze the PROBLEM. How? Create a Thesis Statement. What is a Thesis Statement? Find evidence that supports the Thesis Statement. How? Organize your writing around your Thesis Statement. How? (Answers in How to Form […]

First-Year Seminar Mentor Training Session 3–Study Skills and Macro to Micro All fall 2010 and spring 2011 FYSMs must attend. Yonna will discuss Study Skills in the first hour; Mary Ellen will discuss Macro to Micro and Thesis Statements in the second hour.  For previously trained Peer Writing Tutors, the second hour is optional. Peer […]

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, […]

September 1, 2010 | Leave a Comment

Trainings are sequential in order and build on each other; therefore, we expect you to attend regularly scheduled afternoon training sessions. Makeup sessions are for peer Writing Tutors and FYS Mentors who have legitimate conflicts (sports practice, orchestra, job interview, or a lecture required for a class). In advance of the regular session, please e-mail […]

Almost Done

July 26, 2010 | Leave a Comment

We’ll be completing the FYS Mentor placements for the fall in the next week.  Then we’ll be starting on Mentor assignments for spring 2011! You might be wondering how we make these assignments. You start the process in the spring or fall when you fill out your future plans form! In May or June, we […]

Many of you have received FYS Mentor assignments this week.  Thanks to all of you who responded promptly.  We’ll begin a third round of FYSM assignments next week. I still have a few Peer Writing Tutor placements to make for college writing classes.  Those will happen early next week. I’ve posted the FYSM and PWT […]

If you have been requested as FYS Mentor by a faculty member teaching a FYS in fall 2010, you should receive an e-mail with information from Yonna McShane some time today, June 18th. Yonna and I will make the next round of assignments in mid-July.

OVERLAND Spring Job Fling: Overland will have a table from 12:00 – 2:00pm in Adirondack House – Coltrane Lounge. Come by to learn more! Information Meeting: Tuesday, March 2nd at 5:00pm in Bi-Hall. Interviews: Conor and I will be conducting interviews on campus between 2pm and 5pm in Bi-Hall for interested applicants – please contact […]

Welcome to all the new and returning PWTs!  I hope you notice that we have some PWT info on our new college website. You can think about what other info you would like on this site, and we can make additions to it at any time.  Next year’s Head Peer Writing Tutors, Emma Drucker and […]

Organization Meeting— All new and trained Peer Writing Tutors must attend. (Wednesday, February 10, 4:30-6:30 p.m., CTLR Lib 225) o Collect your training folder, learn how to get paid, fill out our information form, and have your picture taken. o Experienced tutors will receive library drop-in assignments. o New tutors will begin training.

As a Peer Writing Tutor, you are cordially invited to a reception for CTLR student Workers (PWTs, ACEs, Tutors, Office Staff) on  Friday, Dec. 4 at  4 :15 PM in the Center for Teaching, Learning, & Research ~ Our way of saying “Thanks” for all you do for the CTLR ~ and for saying goodbye […]

Protected: Drop-in Shifts and Alternates (fall 09)

October 28, 2009 | Enter your password to view comments.

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We had a great session with Shawna Shapiro last Thursday.  Thanks to the peer writing tutors and the foreign language tutors who attended and helped make it a success!  For those of you who could not make the session, I’m uploading Shawna’s handout from the session: PWT_Workshop_Oct22 Ms. Shapiro will be speaking this week at […]

Session #5 Forms

October 15, 2009 | Leave a Comment

Please fill out and return the following forms: Future Plans of Peer Writing Tutors F09 peer tutor evaluation form fall 09 Survey for PWTs in Classes Fall09

Overland Information Session Thursday, Nov 5, 2009 at 6pm, MBH220 We are looking for exceptional college students to lead our writing programs this summer. The Overland Summer Writing Program and the Overland College Essay Program, based in Williamstown, Massachusetts help high school students from across the country develop as writers in an Overland setting. The […]

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