Tag: ethics

Whose Paper Is It, Anyway?

I had a session recently that made me question the line between helping a student with his or her paper and imposing one’s own writing process or opinions upon it. I’m a big fan of non-directive tutoring and think of myself as a helpful resource rather…

Respectful Aggression?: Reconciling Polarized Definitions of Writing

I keep thinking about David Bartholomae’s definition of writing as “an act of aggression disguised as an act of charity” (407). Because of this, I responded a bit cynically to the section regarding “Respect for the Reader” in St. Norbert’s “General Writing Policy” as it appears…