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Cultivating Voice

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About Cultivating Voice: A Tutor's Craft

Download an application for Cultivating Voice 2015 here [PDF].

Students interested in becoming a peer tutor at the Writing Center are required to take a two-credit course, Cultivating Voice: A Writing Tutor's Craft, offered every Spring.  Cultivating Voice is also offered as a four-credit, Spring quarter course.  Please refer to the Academic Catalog for the current academic year for more information.

Cultivating Voice combines readings, reflective writing, seminar, and a practicum to prepare students to become peer tutors in the Writing Centers. In seminar, students explore tutoring theories, examine the role of a peer tutor and develop effective tutoring practices. In the practicum, students will observe peer tutoring and graduate to supervised tutoring. The course also will address racial and social justice in serving and working with a diverse group. Students considering graduate school in related fields like education, creative writing, and literature will benefit from this training.

The 2015 Cultivating Voice info sessions will be on February 18th from 4-5, and February 19th from 4-5 in LIB 1005. That's week 7!

Cultivating Voice Info Sessions