|Prof. Eric P. Hibbison
- B.A. (1969) Regis College (Denver,
- M. A. (1971), M. Ed. (1973) U. of
- Ph. D. (1990) Indiana U. of
- teaching college since 1971, at JSRCC
teaching ENG 112 and ENG 01, I'm also
the webmaster and project director for the
Litonline webs, which support writing about literature.
(804) 523-5500 includes 24-hour
handle things by email, by phone, or else by appointment, if we're both
certain we can get to the same place at the same time, e.g. my
|U.S. Mail Address
Prof. Eric Hibbison
AHSS, PRC, JSRCC
P.O. Box 85622
Richmond, VA 23285-5622
|My office is located on the top floor of
Building B at PRC, at the far west end of that floor, in a short
hallway across from the ESL offices.
(See the note below on
Whether you make an appointment with me to go over one of your
major assignments (essay or presentation) or consult one of the
free tutors in the Academic Support Center * , here's what you
Reading, Getting Ideas, Writing: In a
writing conference for ENG 112, then, a tutor or professor should
help students avoid pitfalls in reading, as well as fleshing out
ideas in writing. A tutor or teacher can help students to assemble
a viable thesis/topic sentences, find quotable quotes from the
works, and provide explanations that link the quotations (or
paraphrases and summary sentences) to the claims.
Editing: If students need editing
assistance or help with achieving variety and emphasis in sentence
structure, a tutor or teacher would point to lines, sentences, or
brief passages that need editing, get the student perhaps to read
the target area out loud, and ask if it sounds right, smooth,
awkward, etc. Another editing method might be to circle (or point
to) a trouble spot to see if the student can identify a problem
and offer a fix. Verb endings and sentence endings (marked or
unmarked) are the most common problems, though word usage can be a
bear (bare?), too, along with a high number of misspellings (more
than a couple per page).
* The ASC on the Parham Road Campus is
located just inside the PRC campus library--Building A, main
floor, hallway 2; turn right as soon as you step on the carpet.
The ASC is staffed by trained tutors and volunteer faculty.
At the Downtown Campus, the ASC is located in the northwest corner
of the main floor, behind the cafe.