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Apply to Be a Fellow

The Graduate School Writing Center is currently accepting applications, nominations, and recommendations for Writing Fellows.  To be considered for Fall 2020 (and beyond), please submit an application by July 1, 2020 

Are you the person your classmates always seek out to read a draft or provide feedback on a paper? Then consider applying to be a Writing Fellows in the Graduate School Writing Center. Writing Fellows are a select group of graduate students who have a solid foundation of writing in their disciplines and an aptitude for peer support.  Past experience with writing centers, peer review, or other student support is desirable but not required.  Writing Fellows are trained and work two-four hours a week during the semester and are compensated for their time. 

Writing fellows:

  • Commit to work one-on-one with graduate students for two-four hours per week.
  • Facilitate workshops, weekly write-ins, and small groups with the program director.
  • Understand how to balance global writing concerns (such as the structure of the paper and argument) with local writing concerns (such as tense and usage).
  • Are personable and supportive.
  • Meet once a month with other fellows and the program director for training and support.
  • Select and develop a writing-in-the-disciplines project over the course of the semester.

Writing fellows are highly valued by the Graduate School and by their departments. Selection as a writing fellow indicates exceptional performance in a student’s field and notable potential as a future faculty member and/or practicing professional.

To apply, submit a writing sample (preferably over 10 pages), a letter of interest that addresses how you demonstrate the attributes outlined above, and a current CV  to Dr. Linda Macri. You will also need to secure two recommendations, one from a faculty member (ideally your dissertation director) and one from the director of graduate studies in your department or program (sent directly from the recommender). For more information, contact Dr. Macri.

Contact Information

Graduate School Writing Center

5100B McKeldin Library
College Park, MD 20742

301-405-9871
 
Fall Drop-In Hours: Wednesdays and Thursdays, 12:00-3:00pm
 

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