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Principle of Literary Study 250:219 Section 6

FINAL ESSAY

Sophia de Baun December 19th, 2011   Conversation in the Writing Center Plangere Final Essay             Writing, today, is a necessary skill to have in order to enter into many fields; children learn how to write in school from the … Continue reading

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Assignment 6: Correcting and Grading an Expos Paper

Upon looking at the comments of my fellow tutors and the grades that they gave this paper, I found that I saw more potential in this paper and in the end I graded less harshly; I gave this essay a … Continue reading

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Postcolonialism and the Writing Center Response

I thought Bawarshi’s and Pelkowski’s article “Postcolonialism and the Idea of a Writing Center” was the most interesting article so far.  The way in which it criticized and evaluated culture in general was extremely enlightening, “Acculturation, therefore, becomes a means … Continue reading

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“This is How We Write” talk by Richard Miller and Paul Hammond RESPONSE

The use of technology as an informational resource, Richard Miller and Paul Hammond have realized, is not a looming in the future; we are not on the brink of a world in which technology will slowly take over; it is … Continue reading

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Expectations and Assumptions of ESL Students

In her article, Muriel Harris, describes the attitudes of ESL students when they come in for tutoring help and how there is a discrepancy between their expectations and those of the tutors.  This discrepancy can prevent the tutoring session from … Continue reading

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Grammar & Writing Response

As I was reading Noguchi’s essay, “Grammar and Teaching of Writing“, I couldn’t help but think back on my own life and when I learned grammar.  Surprisingly, I couldn’t remember a time when I even really spent much time on … Continue reading

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Grammar Reading Response

Most might agree that the way in which one speaks is an important part of how ‘they’ are identified, whether it is part of your first impression of that person or the distinctive yet familiar song of an old friend. … Continue reading

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