We know that students can help fellow students be better writers.
A 2005-2006 study involving eight courses, eight writing fellows and 135 students strongly demonstrated that course-related writing support from skilled and motivated students would be beneficial based on the following data:
These results suggested the Writing Fellows model was a practical and convenient way of helping students better understand and adhere to assignment guidelines, organize assignments more logically and avoid plagiarism and citation errors. Since its creation, the Writing Fellows program has supported student writing in courses as diverse as art history, biology, civil engineering, chemical engineering, design, economics, English, management and political science. Faculty, Writing Fellow and student attitudes towards Writing Fellow support remain very positive.
If you like the idea of having Writing Fellow support in your classes, please contact Dr. Maria Eleftheriou in the Writing Studies Department.