ENGLISH 494: Writing and Tutoring

Spring, 2002



Course Texts

Note: The following readings are contained in the course packet, available from Shipmates in Stuyvesant Plaza. Any assigned reading that appears on the course schedule but is not listed in the course packet is included in The Tutor's Guide, edited by Ben Rafoth (Heinemann, 2000), which is required for this course.


Baca, Jimmy Santiago. "Becoming a Poet." Excerpt from Working in the Dark: Reflections of a Poet of the Barrio. Sante Fe: NM: Red Crane Books, 1992. 3-11.

Berry, Wendell, "Why I am Not Going to Buy a Computer" [with letters and Berry's response]. In Minutes of the Lead Pencil Club. Ed. Bill Henderson. Wainscott, NY: Pushcart Press, 1996. 35 - 48.

Brooks, Jeff. "Minimalist Tutoring: Making the Student Do All the Work." In The St. Martin's Sourcebook for Writing Tutors. Boston, MA: St. Martin's, 1995. 83-87. Originally published in Writing Lab Newsletter, 1991.

Fan Shen, , "The Classroom and the Wider Culture: Identity as a Key to Learning English Culture." College Composition and Communication 40 (1989).

Harris, Muriel, and Tony Silva. "Tutoring ESL Students: Issues and Options." College Composition and Communication 44 (December 1993): 525-537.

Johnson, Steven. "How the Computer Changed My Writing" (excerpt from chapter 5, "Text"). Interface Culture: How New Technology Transforms the Way We Create and Communicate. New York: HarperEdge, 1997. 138 - 145.

Jordan, June. "Nobody Mean More to Me Than You and the Future Life of Willie Jordan." Harvard Educational Review (August 1988).

Lu, Min-zhan. "From Silence to Words: Writing as Struggle." College English 49 (April 1987): 437 - 448.

Lunsford, Andrea A. "Collaboration, Control, and the Idea of a Writing Center." In The St. Martin's Sourcebook for Writing Tutors. Boston, MA: St. Martin's, 1995. 36-42. Originally published in Writing Center Journal, 1991.

Murphy, Christina. "Freud in the Writing Center: The Psychoanalytics of Tutoring Well." In The St. Martin's Sourcebook for Writing Tutors. Boston, MA: St. Martin's, 1995. 43-47. Originally published in Writing Center Journal, 1989.

Murphy, Christina, and Steve Sherwood. "The Tutoring Process." In The St. Martin's Sourcebook for Writing Tutors. Boston, MA: St. Martin's, 1995. 1-4.

Murphy, Christina, and Steve Sherwood. "The Tutor's Role." In The St. Martin's Sourcebook for Writing Tutors. Boston, MA: St. Martin's, 1995. 4-17.

Murray, Donald M. "The Listening Eye: Reflections on the Writing Conference." Learning By Teaching. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann/Boyton-Cook, 1982. 157-163.

Murray, Donald M. "Teach Writing as a Process Not Product." Learning By Teaching. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann/Boyton-Cook, 1982. 14-17.

Murray, Donald M. "Writing as a Process: How Writing Finds Its Own Meaning." Learning By Teaching. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann/Boyton-Cook, 1982. 17-31.

North, Stephen M. "The Idea of a Writing Center." In The St. Martin's Sourcebook for Writing Tutors. Boston, MA: St. Martin's, 1995. 22-36. Originally published in College English, 1984.

Powers, Judith K. "Rethinking Writing Center Conferencing Strategies for the ESL Writer." In The St. Martin's Sourcebook for Writing Tutors. Boston, MA: St. Martin's, 1995. 96-103. Originally published in Writing Center Journal, 1993.

Tannen, Deborah. "Connections." In How We Want to Live, edited by Susan Richards Shreve and Porter Shreve. Boston, MA: Beacon Press, 1998. 131 - 135.



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