Reflection

ChatGPT and the Abolition of Man Brian Thomson | May 1, 2023 It was on January 2023 when a fellow Writing Tutor, Dylan Braun, suggested we start a research project on ChatGPT. The conversation lured me into a seemingly endless series of rabbit holes about ChatGPT, such as its implications for writing centres, education, and […]

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Gayathri’s Reflection Gayathri Fonseka | April 27, 2023 From the time I enrolled in the MA Linguistics program at TWU, I have always benefitted from the writing help I received from the writing tutors. Back then, I had a small thought that it would be great if I got an opportunity to work as a writing […]

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Giving Voice to Thoughts – Tutoring from a Feminist Lens  Divyasri Chakraborty | April 27, 2023 I have been working at the Writing Centre for eight months now. I had no idea that my “personhood” as a therapist would be aligned with that of a tutor until I started here. Carl Rogers, in his book, On […]

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Kiratmani’s Reflection Kiratmani Saran | April 27, 2023   Language gives us access to the world; it is through language that we come in contact with reality.1 However, language is not neutral: it transforms what is into what is for us, to wit, it is perspectival. This semester, I was embedded in Writing and Culture, and […]

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Spring 2022 Reflection Isha Devani June 6, 2022 Working at the WC has been a really great opportunity for me to learn more about my interest in tutoring. Not only this, but this experience has also helped me know how confident I can be in my ability to help others with their work. As Defoe […]

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Multimodality Accommodation & Neurodivergence Andrew Johnson December 20, 2021 This year involved a lot of exposure to new ideas for me (and for everyone). I have been working on research involving multimodal communication, and I recently received a diagnosis for ADHD. Both of these have opened my eyes to new ways I can interact with […]

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Deadlines Can Suck It Andrew Johnson May(be) 5, 2022 Sometimes it’s okay to be behind schedule. I had a lot go wrong this semester that helped put me behind. Although I do tend to run behind (Hofstadter’s Law is basically my life motto), this semester the rain decided – in true Vancouver fashion – to […]

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Writing Centre Self-Reflection  Allison Stephan  April 14, 2022 I was somewhat nervous when I started working at the Writing Centre. I had never done formal tutoring like this before, and I could tell that there was a lot to learn, once again, in another part-time job. I had previously taught English to second language speakers, […]

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Repeat Appointments Meg Armour  April 25, 2022  Something that stood out as important to me this semester was the value of recurring appointments. Throughout the previous semester I had very few repeat appointments, those being primarily from my embedded English class. During the spring semester of 2022 the majority of my appointments were recurring which […]

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Arden’s Reflection Arden Medina April 26, 2022  This semester was my final semester working as a writing tutor for Trinity Western’s Learning Commons and Writing Centre. Working at the writing center over the years has been a joy and I am going to miss the people I have met and the experiences of working with […]

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