This page is designed to answer common questions regarding the Writing Fellows Program. If there are any other questions that you have, or items that you feel need to be added to the list, please email Julie Foust Andrew.
What is a Writing Fellow?
A Writing Fellow (WF) is a writing tutor who is similar to a consultant in the Writing Center, except that WFs are assigned to work with specific classes each semester. WFs are students who are nominated annually by faculty for their outstanding writing abilities. They are then trained through a seminar taken during fall semester that focuses on teaching WFs how to tutor their peers.
How Do I Get Help from a WF?
Writing Fellows are available for help in classes whose instructors have requested their assistance. If you are a student in a course that does not use WFs and you would like help with your writing, the on-campus Writing Center can help.
How Does the Program Work?
Students turn in their papers to the WFs and sign up for a twenty- to thirty-minute conference with a WF, on the date determined by the instructor. The WF reviews the paper, editing the grammar, punctuation and spelling as well as writing suggestions for revision, before the conference. The student receives the paper back from the WF at the conference, which can then serve as a suggested template for the final paper.
How Can I Become a WF?
If you are interested in becoming a WF, you simply need to fill out the online application form and submit to the program director, Julie Foust Andrew, with your writing samples between February 1 and March 10. She will look over your application materials and contact you for an interview later on in March.
Are WFs Volunteers?
WFs receive a $600 stipend for their services each semester. These services include reading and commenting on papers, attending meetings, and counseling two to three times with approximately fifteen students over the course of the semester.
Where Can I Get More Information About the WF Program?
To get more information on the Rhetoric Associates Program, contact program director Julie Foust Andrew at 797-3648 or email@example.com, or visit the faculty section of this site.