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RHE 368C: Writing Center Internship

RHE 368C: Writing Center Internship/Alice Batt

Students who wish to become consultants in the University Writing Center take this experiential learning course as preparation. One of the goals of the course is to make sure that students know how to find and evaluate information for their own purposes, as well as how to help future consultee's in the writing center who are writing evidence-based papers.

The instructor created the assignment, scaffolded over the semester, with input from the librarian. The assignment has the following learning outcomes:

  • Identify scholarly sources
  • Use scholarship as evidence
  • Evaluate the use of evidence in scholarly conversation
  • Identify opportunities for consultations with librarians in their own work and in their work as consultants

The librarian supported the students through a library session, tailored guide, and pre and post-session surveys to measure preexisting knowledge, new learning and confidence in doing research. Numerous students also scheduled follow up one-on-one research consultations.

The assignment prompts may be used with attribution to Dr. Alice Batt, University Writing Center, University of Texas at Austin.

Added August 2021

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