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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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