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Tutors or Teachers: Taking an Instructive Role in the Writing Center

Rachel Beatty

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As writing centers continue seeing an influx of multilingual writers, we must take into consideration the writing center's position as a language center. Rather than simply accommodating these writers, writing center tutors should consider how we can best aid these students, including developing their vocabularies and language comprehension. Adding a general understanding of linguistics, including specific grammar and syntax rules, to tutor training will allow us to help multilingual writers build the knowledge they need to better grasp the complexity of English.

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Communication Center Journal