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KU Core Writing Fellows

Writing Fellows (WFs) are undergraduate students, trained as writing consultants. They are peer educators who “reach into” specific classrooms, working with faculty to develop writing assignments and decide how assignments might be sequenced and evaluated. WFs neither teach content nor assign grades—they are not teaching assistants. Rather, their role is to constructively critique student writing. WFs help students better understand writing assignments, brainstorm content, and revise drafts to successfully present their thoughts and ideas.

To apply for a Writing Fellow, you must be teaching a course approved for the KU Core and plan to assign two major writing assignments or a scaffolded semester-long project. You should be willing to work collaboratively with your Writing Fellow and adhere to the assignment schedule agreed upon at the beginning of the semester. Courses involving discussion sections and teaching assistants cannot be considered.

For more information about the program before you apply, please contact Brianna Hyslop.

Applications for Fall 2018 will open soon!

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Edwards Graduate Writing Fellows

Writing Fellows (WFs) are graduate students, trained as writing consultants, who are requested to work in specific classrooms each semester. Fellows may offer one-on-one consultations with students to discuss their drafts, provide email feedback on written drafts, or facilitate workshops on writing topics in class. WFs neither teach content nor assign grades—they are not teaching assistants. Rather, their role is to constructively critique student writing. WFs help students better understand writing assignments, brainstorm content, and revise drafts to successfully present their thoughts and ideas.

To apply for a Graduate Writing Fellow in your classroom, you must be teaching a course on the Edwards campus and plan to assign two major writing assignments or one scaffolded semester-long project. You should be willing to work collaboratively with your Writing Fellow and adhere to the assignment schedule agreed upon at the beginning of the semester. Courses may be face-to-face, blended, or online and may be 8-week or full semester courses. Courses involving discussion sections cannot be considered.


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