KU Core Writing Fellows

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 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.

Writing Fellows are available for KU Core courses that meet these requirements:

  1. Course meets KU Core goals 1-5
  2. Course is open to all KU students (no prerequisite requirements)
  3. Course must have at least two significant writing assignments 
  4. Instructor must be willing to create and share assignment rubrics and samples for all writing assignments

​To apply, please visit this link: http://writing.ku.edu/writing-fellows. Applications are currently being accepted for Spring 2019 on a rolling basis, with review if applications beginning on Monday, November 26th. If you'd like more information or have any questions before applying, please contact Kara Kynion.


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