How to Apply
The Writing, Speaking, and Argument Program hires undergraduate students to work as writing fellows and provide writing tutoring to students during evening hours. To apply to become a fellow, fill out the application and submit it electronically to the Writing, Speaking, and Argument Program. To qualify, applicants should have a GPA of at least 3.0, be in good standing and have fulfilled their primary writing requirement. In addition to the application, applicants are also required to solicit at least one recommendation to be submitted electronically using the Fellow Recommendation Form. Application review begins February 28, 2014.
After an initial review of all applications, the strongest candidates will be invited for a personal interview with a current writing fellow and a group interview with the director/assistant director of the Writing, Speaking, and Argument Program and a few current fellows.
Selected candidates will take a semester-long, 4-credit course, Advanced Writing and Peer-Tutoring, WRT245/ENG285, that prepares them for tutoring.
Many of our current and former fellows found the experience of being a writing fellow not only very rewarding, but also beneficial for their college and post-college careers.
Hear what former fellows have to say about how this experience advanced their own writing skills and gave them greater understanding of their own writing processes:
Fellowing is a great way to enjoy a piece of writing without having the pressure of deadlines.”
My time as a writing fellow has taken the anxiety out of writing papers. …From reading many other students' papers, I have learned the art of writing for [an] audience and creating clear, direct prose. I feel extremely comfortable with my own ability to figure out what I want to say and how I want to say it.”
Working with others has helped me gain a better understanding of my own writing…”
Being a writing fellow not only allows you to help others with their writing, but it gives you insight into the nature of writing and allows you to see common threads that will in time allow you to unravel your own difficulties. … Teaching and working with writing is what I have found to be the best way to learn writing.”