Writing Center Employment
If you would like to work in the COWS...
here's the Application
When finished with the application, please email it to Professor Lydia McDermott at firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are interested in learning more about peer tutoring, register for Professor McDermott's class, COMP 310: The Theory and Practice of Tutoring Writing.
More about COMP 310: This course is designed to prepare you to be an effective and confident writing center tutor. It will introduce you to major theories on peer-tutoring, debates concerning the teaching of writing, and practical techniques for dealing with difficult situations in the process of tutoring. You will leave the course having conducted genre-specific research, having developed your own tutoring philosophy, and with a portfolio of strategies for tutoring from yourself and your peers. One of our goals is to create a community of knowledgeable and supportive writing center tutors who can then work as a team within the writing center. Though the course was designed with the COWS in mind, it would also serve potential SAs and Writing Fellows very well.