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Consulting with International Students

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by Morgan Gross on 19 November 2012

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Challenges and Strategies Consulting with International Students Critical Theory Problematizing Assimilation Challenge Teaching Organization and Style Challenge Teaching How to Avoid Plagiarism What are the challenges you face when consulting with international students? What strategies did you learn for dealing with the challenges you face in consulting with international students? What questions do you still have about consulting with international students? Challenge Teaching Grammar and Vocabulary International students are intelligent. Sometimes they get frustrated because they can't represent themselves fully in a new language and culture. Students' Right to Their Own Language From CCCC, 1974 We affirm students' right to their own patterns and varieties of language--the dialects of their nurture or whatever dialects in which they find their own identity and style. Language scholars long ago denied that the myth of a standard American dialect has any validity. The claim that any one dialect is unacceptable amounts to an attempt of one social group to exert its dominance over another. Such a claim leads to false advice for speakers and writers, and immoral advice for humans. A nation proud of its diverse heritage and its cultural and racial variety will preserve its heritage of dialects. We affirm strongly that teachers must have the experiences and training that will enable them to respect diversity and uphold the right of students to their own language. Responses to "Toward a Fair Writing Center Practice" "Overall, this article taught me... not to make assumptions about the students we consult with." "We deal with multiple types of assimilation among students... The typical student will say, 'I'm just not a good writer.'" "Reading this did not make me feel very warm and fuzzy, it actually made me feel a bit guilty." "Framing everything I expect them to 'change' about their writing as being based on the expectations of audience helps me to stay mindful of the fact that there's nothing wrong with the literacy of many of my students; it's just not the same literacy of mine." Strategy It's a give and take Writing Across Borders Contrastive Rhetorics "In old times, copying information by hand was necessary. Some mistakes were made. Copying machines made it possible to make quick and accurate copies. Traveling by car saves time, but you don't get much impression of the local beauty. Walking makes it a lot easier to appreciate nature close up. Although photography is easier, copying by hand is sometimes better, because the information stays in your memory longer and can be used later." Strategy Talk it out How to be a Good Wife Being a good cook is especially important to the family because you can keeps your husband home for dinner, have more time to stay with you, keeps him healthier and in a good body shape. Don't worry if you are not good at cooking, it is never too late, let start learning now, be creative and stylish. Overall, no one is born a genius, knowledge is power, life is about learning, and we are here to learn. Love is moral, it can be self-scarify, can be died rather than betray your lover, and all of this is because of eternal love. Love is continuous, forever and is the representation of an angel. Japanese Organizational Structure Ki (opening)
Sho (explanation)
Ten (turning point)
Ketsu (thesis) Some cultures value "group-think" over individual intellectual property Strategy Why
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How Strategy Look it up! Strategy Be directive, B - E directive Strategy 3's company;
4's a crowd Strategy What's in the middle?
The "write" stuff Strategy Provide models Strategy Questions & wait time Be patient. Be empathetic. See their strengths. From Good Intentions by Nancy Grimm Value international students' diversity. We can learn from them, just as they can learn from us. International Student's Writing Sample Find out why the student has made particular writing choices. You might gain a new perspective. International Student's Writing Sample Explain why we use style guides and give credit to the thoughts of others before you show the student how to do so. Find the vocabulary and rationale for our conventions rather than saying, "That's just how it is." Sometimes it's more helpful to a student to simply provide information than dance around it. Focus on only a few of the most common or most intrusive writing issues in a paper so as not to overwhelm the student. On the other hand, mark and explain all the errors in the two middle paragraphs of the paper. Then have the student apply similar revisions to the rest of the paper. Give the student time to think and respond. Don't put your words in their mouth if it's not appropriate. Show other examples of complex issues you're explaining.
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