I like your philosophy. That is the only way we can teach our students how
to think which is surely lacking in our educational systems. France

Chacun ont deux pays et un est France: Benjamin Franklin

Je pense donc je suis : Rene Descarte

Les Champs Elysees est plus avenue belle en le monde

On Tue, 7 Mar 2000, Wanda Guibert wrote:

> This is really a sensitive, philosophical issue.  I think it is important
> to clarify your objectives from the outset.  Many students (and
> instructors) tend to think of Writing Labs or Centers as similar to a
> dry cleaning service where students can drop off "dirty laundry" and
> pick it up later, all neat and clean.  In our Lab, we like to say that
> we are more similar to "Doctors on Duty" where the student comes
> in knowing there is something wrong with his work but is not quite
> sure what.  We diagnose the problem and "prescribe" appropriate
> medication in the form of grammar or composition exercises from
> textbooks or computer software.   We like to think of the adage:
> "Give a man a fish and feed him for a day.  Teach a man to fish and
> feed him for a lifetime."  We have the benefit of being in a lab
> setting where students enroll in 0.5 or 1.0 unit classes so we take
> advantage of teaching opportunities whenever possible.
> Good luck, and hope this helps!
> Wanda
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> Wanda Guibert
> Instructional Specialist
> Hartnell Community College
> Learning Skills Center
> 156 Homestead Avenue
> Salinas, CA 93901
> 759-6018