Teaching Composition

This class will be very
useful to anyone interested in exploring teaching as a profession because it
links practical hands-on tutoring experience with readings and class
discussions on the theories and practices of teaching writing. Students will be
exposed to a variety of theoretical approaches to teaching writing, and
readings will deal with such questions as how to address grammar, organization,
style, tone, and creativity, how to teach in small groups, and how to teach
one-on-one. In addition, course readings will address the politics of teaching
writing in Hawaii as a way of acknowledging our unique educational context.
Students will have the opportunity to implement and critique theoretical
approaches by observing a writing classroom and/or the writing center and by
trying suggested methods in their own tutoring sessions.  Required readings to be made available to
students via Laulima and/or a course packet.
 Because students enrolled in this
course are given paid tutoring positions, students must apply to enroll in the
course. For application materials, please contact the instructor at