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Archive of E-Reserve Readings & Materials

Some readings change each semester, so not all readings below are assigned! You may also wish to use others of these in a final research project.


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Bartholomae, D. "The Study of Error." College Composition and Communication31.3 (Oct. 1980): 253-269.

Breuch, L. and Racine, S. "Tutor Time Commitment in Online Writing Centers." Writing Lab Newsletter 26.9 (May 2002): 10-13.

Cogie, J. "In Defense of Conference Summaries: Widening the Reach of Writing Center Work." Writing Center Journal 18.2 (Spring/Summer 1998): 47-70.

Dawkins, J. "Teaching Punctuation as a Rhetorical Tool." College Composition and Communication 46.4 (Dec. 1995): 533-548.

Downs, D. & Wardle, E. "Teaching about Writing, Righting Misconceptions." College Composition & Communication 58.4 (June 2007): 552-584.

Edlund, J. "The Rainbow and the Stream: Grammar as System Versus Language in Use." The Place of Grammar in Writing Instruction.. Eds. Susan Hunter and Ray Wallace. Portsmouth, NH : Boynton/Cook Publishers, 1995: 89-102.

Essid, J. & Hickey, D. "Creating a Community of Teachers and Tutors." Electronic Communication Across the Curriculum. Eds. Donna Reiss, Richard Selfe, and Art Young. Urbana, IL: NCTE, 1998: 73-85.

Eubanks, P and Schaeffer, J. "A Kind Word for Bullshit: The Problem of Academic Writing." College Composition and Communication 59.3 (Feb. 2008): 372-388.

Gardner, E. et. al. "Writing Center Ethics & Non-traditional Students." Writing Lab Newsletter 26.6 (Feb. 2002): 7-11.

Glover, C. & Stay, B. "Grammar in the Writing Center: Opportunities for Discovery and Change." The Place of Grammar in English Instruction. Eds. Susan Hunter and Ray Wallace. Portsmouth, NH : Boynton/Cook Publishers, 1995: 129-135.

Gorkemli, S. "This is a Redneck Argument!" Writing Lab Newsletter 28.8 (April 2004): 9-10.

Harris, M, & Silva, T. "Tutoring ESL students: Issues and Options." College Composition and Communication 44.4 (Dec. 1993): 525-537.

Hawisher, G. "Electronic Meetings of the Minds: Research, Electronic Conferences, and Composition Studies." Re-imagining Computers and Composition. Eds. Gail E. Hawisher & Paul LeBlanc. Portsmouth, NH: Boyton-Cook, 1992: 81-101.

Holt, M. "The Value of Written Peer Criticism." College Composition and Communication 43.3 (Oct. 1992): 384-392.

Kendall, A. "The Assignment Sheet Mystery." Writing Lab Newsletter 33.1 (Sept. 2008): 1-5.

Konstant, S. "Multi-sensory Tutoring for Multi-sensory Learners." Writing Lab Newsletter 16.9-10 (May-June. 1992): 6-8.

McGlaun, S. "Reflections on Teacher Comments: Lessons from the Tutorial." Writing Lab Newsletter 29.4 (Dec. 2004) 5-8.

Mosher, D., Granroth, D., Hicks, T. "Creating a Common Ground with ESL Writers." Writing Lab Newsletter 24.7 (March 2000): 1-7.

Moujtahid, B. "Influence of Cultural and Linguistic Backgrounds on the writing of Arabic and Japanese Students of English." Writing Lab Newsletter 21.3 (Nov. 1996): 1-5.

Olsen, L. & Huckin, T. Two Business Letters.

Palmerino, G. "Teaching Bartleby to Write."(Excerpt) College English 73.3 (Jan. 2011).

Perry, V. "My Teacher Hates Me! The Writing Center as Locus for a Rhetoric-based WAC Program." Writing Lab Newsletter 28.8 (April 2004): 1-4.

Ritter, K. "The Economics of Authorship: Online Paper Mills, Student Writers, and First-Year Composition." College Composition and Communication 56.4 (June 2005): 601-631.

Severino,C. "The Doodles in Context: Qualifying Claims about Contrastive Rhetoric." The Writing Center Journal 14.1 (Fall 1993): 44-62.

Shaparenko, B. "Focus on Focus: How to Facilitate Discussion in a Peer Group." Writing Lab Newsletter 29.8 (April 2005): 11-12.

Sherwood, S. "Apprenticed to Failure: Learning from the Students We Can't Help." The Writing Center Journal 17.1 (Fall 1996): 49-57

Smith, A. "Non-traditional Students in the Writing Center." Writing Lab Newsletter 27.7 (March 2003): 12-14.

Smith, S. "The Genre of the End Comment." College Composition and Communication 48.2 (May 1997): 249-268.

Straub, R. "Concept of Control in Teacher Response." College Composition and Communication 47.2 (May 1996): 223-251. Be sure to print these sets of commentary as well:

Wingate, M. "Writing Centers as Sites of Academic Culture." Writing Center Journal 21.2: (Spring/Summer 2001): 7-20.

Yothers, B. "Helping Students Write Literary Analyses: Some Challenges and Opportunities for Writing Center Consultants Specializing in Literature." Writing Lab Newsletter 29.3 (Nov. 2004): 5-7.

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