Pre-Conference Workshop

Training Tutors to Work With Assignments Across the Curriculum

Workshop Leader:Dan Melzer                                   March 6th, 2015

Henry Madden Library Room 2206                               1:00-4:00 pm

The focus of this workshop is approaches writing center coordinators can take to educate tutors in helping students with the variety of genres of writing assignments from across disciplines they will face in college.   

 Participants will leave the workshop with:

  • A better sense of what kinds of genres are assigned in college writing and how those genres differ across disciplines
  • Readings, activities, and tools that Writing Center coordinators can use in tutor training activities to help tutors become better equipped to tutor writing across disciplines
  • Tutoring strategies that Writing Center coordinators can share with their tutors that the research shows are best practices in helping students write across disciplinary genres

Dr. MelzerDan Melzer is Professor and University Reading and Writing Coordinator at California State University, Sacramento.  His articles have appeared in College Composition and Communication, WPA Journal, Kairos, and the WAC Journal.  He's published two textbooks, Exploring College Writing and Everything's a Text (with Deborah Coxwell Teague), and, most recently, he published Assignments across the Curriculum: A National Study of College Writing in which he looked at over 2,000 undergraduate writing assignments from across the nation.  


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