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KU Writing Center Writing Fellows

Application for Spring 2019

We are currently accepting applications for the Spring semester. We will continue accepting applications until spots are filled, but faculty are encouraged to apply before December 14, 2018.

Writing Fellows (WFs) are undergraduate students, trained as peer writing consultants. They support students in their writing and faculty in their teaching of writing. In their work with students, they serve as facilitators of learning, largely in part by providing constructive feedback of student writing. WFs neither teach the course nor assign grades—they are not teaching assistants. Instead, they promote writing in the classroom, aiding faculty in teaching writing and helping students better understand writing assignments, brainstorming content, and revise drafts to successfully present their thoughts and ideas.

To apply to have a WF in your course, you must be teaching a 16-week course where you plan to assign two major writing assignments or a scaffolded semester-long project. You should be willing to work collaboratively with your WF and the KUWC Assistant Director 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 filling out this initial interest form, please contact Kara Kynion.


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