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Advisory Committee Chair

Jeffrey A Bacha

Advisory Committee Members

Jaclyn M Wells

Bruce M McComiskey

Document Type


Date of Award


Degree Name by School

Master of Arts (MA) College of Arts and Sciences


With the availability and ease-of-use of recording software on mobile phones, video essays are more accessible for composition classrooms. As these assignments are increasingly used, writ-ing centers are addressing the need for the ability to tutor video compositions. This article and conference presentation explore the foundational practices of directive and non-directive tutor-ing, examining how they can be adapted to working with video. More specifically, I argue that tutors can adapt existing theory and training to maintain a collaborative method when working with digital writing, without the need for specialized technology or technical training.