Author Archives: taylorwesterlind

About taylorwesterlind

A student of Rutgers University, studying English (Creative Writing concentration) and Spanish with a hopeful minor in Social Justice.

Cultural Conflicts

Taylor Westerlind Harris’s enlightening insight to the goals of ESL students in “Cultural Conflicts in the Writing Center” opened my eyes to the differences in focus between non-native students and native American students.  While I have had extensive experience with … Continue reading

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Postcolonialism and the Idea of a Writing Center

In Bawarshi and Pelkowski’s essay, Postcolonialism and the Idea of a Writing Center, one concept in particular caught my attention in its relevance to my job as a writing tutor.  The idea of changing a writer’s manner of considering their … Continue reading

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Grammar and the Teaching of Writing

After reading Noguchi’s argument about the flaws in the current manners of teaching (or not teaching) grammar, I do agree with her somewhat obvious conclusion that ultimately we need to consider teaching grammar through the context of writing itself.  The … Continue reading

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Says Who? [2] Due [10/11/11]

In Curzan’s article “Says Who? Teaching a Questioning the Rules of Grammar”, I found that her argument for more open discourse about grammar rules was based largely off of an assumption I struggle to accept: That students who tend to … Continue reading

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The Myth of Laziness [1] Due [9/26]

In reading “the Myth of Laziness” by Mel Levine, the ideas brought me to considering one student I worked with one-on-one in my first tutoring session.  She struggled to connect ideas within the assigned story, and therefore to form her … Continue reading

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