monthly archives: December 2021

Christina’s Reflection Christina Morton April 25, 2021 This semester has given me more opportunities to apply theory to Writing Centre practice. One of the major discoveries I have made is in the area of genre. This semester I took the class “Teaching Reading and Writing,” and it was exciting to see what I learned in the class show […]

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Charles’ Reflection Charles Murphy April 20, 2021 This semester in the Writing Centre, I focused very heavily on learning how to best help non-native English speakers improve their writing; to do so, I used what tools I had available as a linguistics student to teach a solid foundation of good English grammar as it applies to structuring […]

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On the Topic of Drainage Ditches Andrew Johnson May 5, 2021 The lifestyle changes mandated by the worldwide pandemic forced almost everyone in the world to confront and expand our beliefs about ways of being, requiring all of us to confront things we cannot see. This is dangerous and difficult; we don’t like making invisible […]

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Alice’s Reflection Alice Wu April 22, 2021 April 20, 2021 marks the end of me working at the writing centre. This past year of working at the writing centre was not only my first year working here, but also a year of helping and guiding students online. Although there were definitely challenges and hurdles to be jumped over, I […]

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Abby’s Reflection Abby Pernsteiner April 22, 2021 This could not have been how I envisioned the end of my tutoring time at Trinity Western University. This should not be mistaken for a complaint: if anything I believe that the past year has grown me more than any other in terms of developing my pedagogical praxis.  […]

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Carmen’s Reflection Carmen Yanes April 25, 2021 This semester was not what I was expecting after my first semester in the Writing Commons. Even though I was the embedded tutor for the same course with the same professor, it did not go as I expected. At the beginning, it was easier to get into the routine […]

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Sarah’s Reflection Sarah Looby April 21, 2021 My first year at the writing centre has taught me how to create a space where students feel free to share their writing struggles. As I grew into my role as a writing tutor, I learned how to breakdown the writing process and make it palpable and understandable for others.  After, I learned how […]

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Micah’s Reflection Micah Morgan April 6, 2021 This semester gave me great opportunity to think about work. I slightly reduced my hours this semester, because I had increased my course load. I also had my hours spread out evenly across the week. While last semester I had long shifts on three days of the week, […]

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Ava’s Reflection Ava Gili April 7, 2021 This was my first semester working at the Writing Centre, and I had a lovely time being part of the Writing Tutor team. In addition to embedded tutoring, I worked as a Writing Tutor through WriteAway, so these experiences together taught me a lot about editing. For my […]

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