This program places a Writing Assistant (WA) into discipline-specific courses, providing the instructor with a trained writing tutor who can guide students through writing assignments and help them hone their writing process: generating and developing ideas, working with sources, drafting, citing, and editing for clarity
The program is designed for intro-level undergraduate courses, but can sometimes be tailored to advanced undergraduate courses as well.
The Writing Assistants Program has been designed around a few central pedagogical principles:
Students are nominated by faculty to become Writing Assistants. Interested students often approach faculty who have used Writing Assistants in the past to offer their services. If you have been nominated to work with a faculty member, please read the handbook (PDF) and then fill in the online application.
Associate Professor, Department of English
Coordinator of University-Wide Writing
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