Become a Writing Tutor

Each year, the Writing Center recruits freshmen, sophomore, and junior level students from all majors to become paid writing tutors in our Center. In order to be eligible to tutor, you will need to sign up for the training course offered in A term, Teaching Writing. This is a great opportunity not only to get training for a rewarding position at the Center, but to improve your own writing. If you do well in this course, you will be invited to join the next year's experienced tutoring staff in the Writing Center.

WR 3011 - Teaching Writing is a writing/rhetoric course offered every other A TERM starting in A 2011 by the Humanities and Arts Department. The course is taught by Dr. Lorraine Higgins, who directs the Writing Center. Students in this hands-on course develop effective strategies for planning, drafting, and revising their own writing. They also learn to respond to other students' communication projects--everything from class papers and oral presentations to resumes and IQP projects. In this course, students read about the theory and process of writing, observe experienced tutors in the Center, and undergo an apprenticeship in which they work with students who come in for appointments at the Center. To read the current course description, go to the Writing Courses section of the Undergraduate Catalog. If you have other questions about becoming a tutor, stop by to talk with our current tutors or call Dr. Higgins in the Writing Center (x5503). We hope you will consider joining us!

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