Writing Centre Approach: Critical Issues and Practical Concerns.

Tan, Bee Hoon (2007) Writing Centre Approach: Critical Issues and Practical Concerns. Pertanika Journal of Social Sciences & Humanities, 15 (2). pp. 139-147. ISSN 0128-7702

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As part of a research study on innovating the writing centre approach in Malaysian tertiary education, this paper critiques some common practices in writing centres, and raises issues pertinent to the writing centre approach. Critical issues discussed are the notion of help in writing centre tutoring, generalist versus specialist tutoring, peer review versus peer tutoring, tutoring ESL students, and grammar instruction. Examples are drawn from context where the writing centre was originally innovated to explore a workable model for its application in Malaysian tertiary institutions.

Item Type:Article
Keyword:writing centre, writing centre approach, critical issues, instruction, tutoring
Subject:Writing centers
Subject:English language - Study and teaching
Faculty or Institute:Faculty of Modern Language and Communication
Publisher:Universiti Putra Malaysia Press
ID Code:17662
Deposited By: Nida Hidayati Ghazali
Deposited On:29 Nov 2011 07:42
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