Cultivating Voice: A Writing Tutor's Craft

Students who enroll in Cultivating Voice: A Writing Tutor's Craft are preparing to deeply examine their own writing process, listening process, and the sociopolitical implications of engaging with their own and others' voices.

News and Updates for Spring 2019

Thank you for your interest in Cultivating Voice! We will be holding an info-session on Thursday, February 21, 2019 from 4 pm–6 pm, location TBD.

Please standby for our 2019 CV Syllabus, and enjoy our 2018 syllabus in the meantime.

Olympia Campus CV Readings (Spring 2018)

(scroll down for Tacoma campus)

Syllabus and Prompts

Readings

Week 1

Week 2

Week 3

Week 4

Week 5

  • INKWELL CARNIVAL! (There will be balloons.)

Week 6

Week 7

Week 8

New

Optional

Week 9

  • No readings this week. To be done in class: Exit Survey [PDF] (Please return a physical copy in the Writing Center to 2304F or the front desk, or email a digital copy to tescwriting@gmail.com)

Week 10

Further Readings

Tacoma Campus CV Readings (Spring 2018)

Syllabus and Prompts

Readings

Week 1

Week 2

Week 3

Week 4

Week 5

  • INKWELL CARNIVAL! (There will be balloons.)

Week 6

Week 7

Week 8

Week 9

  • No readings this week. To be done in class: Exit Survey [PDF] (Please return a physical copy in the Writing Center to 2304F or the front desk, or email a digital copy to tescwriting@gmail.com)

Week 10

Further Readings

Cultivating Voice II (Fall 2017)

Syllabus and Prompts

Syllabus [PDF] (for Fall 2017) - Coming soon!

Course Readings


Week 1

Becoming a Writing Tutor as an ESL Student: Why Take the Risks? [PDF] - Deborah Bitanga (Inkwell 12)

Breaking Ice and Setting Goals [PDF] - Shanti Bruce (ELS Writers)

The Tutoring Process [PDF] - (Tutoring Writing)

About Responding to Student Writing [PDF] - Peter Elbow

Week 3

Tutoring When the Writer Does Not Have a Draft [PDF] - MacAndrew, Reigstad, and Strickland (Tutoring Writing, 2001)

What Tutoring Writing Isn’t [PDF] - (Tutoring Writing)

Redefining Authority [PDF] - Sandy Yannone (Inkwell 2)

Minimalist Tutoring [PDF] - Jeff Brooks (The Writing Lab Newsletter, 1991)

Week 5

Talk to Me: Engaging Reluctant Writers [PDF] - (A Tutor’s Guide)

Use Your Words [PDF] - Thane Fay (Inkwell 8)

Considering the Role of Silence [PDF] - David Hunter (Inkwell 2)

I Don't Know, What Do You Think? [PDF] - Mary Kallem (Inkwell 8)

Week 7

Can You Proofread This? [PDF] - (A Tutor’s Guide)

Writing from Life [PDF] - Chris Wukasch (Inkwell 7)

A Multi-Dimensional Pedagogy for Racial Justice in Writing Centers [PDF] - Diab, Godbee, Ferrel, and Simpkins (Praxis, 2012)

Week 9

Who Knows Best? [PDF] - Caryn Dudley (Inkwell 9)

Additional Resources

The Silenced Dialogue: Power and Pedagogy in Educating Other People's Children [PDF] (Lisa D. Delpit, Harvard Educational Review, Vol. 53 No. 3, Aug 1988)

English Language Learners: A Policy Research Brief [PDF] (NCTE, The James R. Squire Office for Policy Research, 2008)

Phrase and Clause Grammar Tactics for the ESL/ELL Writing Classroom [PDF] (Dennis Sjolie, The English Journal, Vol. 95, No. 5, May 2006)

The Changing Demographics of the United States: Rethinking the Academic Experience of English Language Learners [PDF] (Octavio Pimentel, NCTE, The Council Chronicle, Vol. 23 No. 1, Sep 2013)

When the First Voice You Hear Is Not Your Own [PDF] (Jacqueline Jones Royster, College Composition and Communication, Vol. 47 No. 1, Feb, 1996)