Samples from the University of Wisconsin-Madison Writing Center

July 28th, 2013 by admin Leave a reply »

Here are two sample simulations we’ve designed for you to try out.

The first is a fairly straightforward simulation designed to help new tutors learn about getting started working with an undergraduate student-writer, setting an agenda collaboratively, understanding the central task in a writing assignment, reading a draft critically and charitably, and choosing methods for working on planning revisions.  This simulation is designed to illustrate some of the various ways to use CS/CR Builder, including multiple kinds of feedback (from a mentor and non-verbal and verbal feedback from the student-writer), different kinds of questions or decision points (including critical-reader activities with questions about a text, and including open-ended questions leading to an online discussion for a tutor-education class), and dialogue, pdf files, images, and video clips.

 

Working with a Writer from an Introductory Visual Culture Course

http://engage.wisc.edu/software/cscr/examples/uwmadisonwlnsim/index.html

opening_screen_writingcenter_visual_culture_sim

 

 

The second illustrates a very different use of CS/CR Builder.  Using CS/CR’s tab feature, this simulation helps new tutors understand and name different strategies they can choose to handle three different challenging conference openings.  The goal here is exploration and understanding–not getting through or completing a narrative simulation.

 

Challenging Conference Beginnings

http://engage.wisc.edu/software/cscr/examples/writingcenter/index.html

cscr_engage_challenging_conference_beginnings_sample_screenshot_july2013

 

 

Samples from Other Disciplines at the University of Wisconsin-Madison

There’s lots to learn from these well-designed simulations, all created with CS/CR Builder, from various disciplines at UW-Madison, including medicine, French, and international public health:

http://engage.wisc.edu/software/cscr/examples.php

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