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KU Core Writing Fellows

Application for Fall 2017

Initial Deadline: June 1, 2017

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 Terese Thonus.

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