Tutor profile: Rebecca T.
What are some possible purposes for writing an essay and why do you think it is important to consider your purpose when you are starting to write?
Some possible purposes are to inform, to analyze, to persuade, or a combination of these. I think it is important to consider your purpose before you start writing, because how else will you be able to set goals for yourself and know when you are finished?
What are some note taking strategies that have worked well for you in the past?
Summarizing in the margins, drawing concept maps, underlining, and writing definitions of new words have worked well for me in the past.
How can you tell the difference between two of the types of instructional scaffolds we have been talking about: cueing and questioning?
You can tell the difference by thinking about their purpose. The purpose of questioning is to find out what prior knowledge a student has, whereas the purpose of cueing is to focus the learner's attention on an error or area needing clarification.
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