Here are details on how to become a Writing Fellow.
Our program first trains Writing Fellows for their positions as writing tutors in WRI 221: Peer Tutoring in Writing. They are then assigned to provide writing support to all students enrolled in a class whose professor has planned a writing assignment.
The professor and the Writing Fellow work closely together to ensure that the Writing Fellow understands the professor's goals and expectations for the assignments. The professor requires all students to submit a preliminary draft of writing assignments to the Writing Fellow two weeks before the due date. During this two-week period, the Writing Fellows respond with written comments to first drafts and then meets with each student to explain their comments.
Often, the Writing Fellow's comments suggest ways to improve the structure, cohesion, development and language of the assignment. In general, the students meet with the Writing Fellow two or three times during the semester.
Writing Fellows work about 60 hours a semester and receive payment for their work.
Writing Fellows are talented writers and good students with high GPAs. They are also diligent, time-conscious, and personable. If you believe you fit that description, then please contact Dr. Lynne Ronesi to enroll in WRI 221: Peer Tutoring in Writing.
Click on this link to read a FORUM article on our Writing Fellows Program.