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Bell, James H. – Journal of College Reading and Learning, 2002
Conducts two studies that asked whether undergraduates who attended one-to-one conferences on rough drafts improved as writers. Notes the first year focused on peer tutors, so few changes remained for students to make, and results were inconclusive; but the second year focused on a professional tutor. Finds 65% of revisions made afterwards were in…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Instructional Effectiveness, Revision (Written Composition), Tutoring
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McKay, Corene; Bell, James H.; Rafoth, Ben; Andre, Jo-Anne D. – Journal of College Reading and Learning, 2002
Presents a case study in which an undergraduate student brings into a writing center a poor and partial draft of a research paper due the next morning. Gives an analysis of the case study "It's Due Tomorrow: Tutoring Under a Deadline" and presents a case study response entitled "Oh What a Difference a Deadline Makes - Or Does…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Higher Education, Research Papers (Students), Tutoring
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Bell, James H.; Flagel, Pamela; Capossela, Toni-Lee – Journal of College Reading and Learning, 2001
Presents an educational case study in which an English-as-a-Second-Language student brings a draft of his argument essay for freshman composition to a tutor in a university writing center. Presents a response that examines several ways in which the study has challenged an educator to think more deeply about beliefs. (SG)
Descriptors: Case Studies, Critical Thinking, English (Second Language), Freshman Composition
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Gourgey, Annette F.; Davis, Kevin; Lane, Linda; Smith, Lonna – Journal of College Reading and Learning, 1997
Presents a case study of an adult student preparing for her first year of college through a writing course and work in a writing workshop. Explains complicating circumstances in the student's life. Presents four professional responses commenting on the difficulties of the situation and possible solutions. (TB)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Learning, Case Studies, Grammar
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Bell, James H. – Journal of College Reading and Learning, 1999
Describes in detail a one-to-one writing conference between a graduate student tutor and a basic writer in a writing center. Raises questions of problem identification, the university context, learning disabilities, tutor training, professional development, and what constitutes good tutoring. (RS)
Descriptors: Basic Writing, Case Studies, Higher Education, Learning Disabilities