In addition to the general writing help available at Cornerstone’s Writing Help Desk, Cornerstone’s Writing Fellows Program pairs Writing Fellows with upper-level writing intensive courses in specific disciplines. Fellows are upperclassmen who have successfully completed the course with which they work and who have been nominated by their professors. They receive the same training as our Writing Help Desk Mentors in Writing 310, Guided Research in Composition: Theory and Pedagogy of One-to-One Writing Instruction.
Fellows do not act as teaching assistants for the particular course. Instead, they act as critical readers who are familiar with the writing conventions and requirements of their discipline, providing the expertise learned from having taken the course themselves and from additional instruction from the course professor.
The philosophy and approach driving the Writing Fellows program is the same as our Writing Help Desk; however, the fellows program goes further by encouraging students to see themselves as part of a community of emerging writers (mentored by the fellows) and participating in a discourse that goes beyond their teachers and classmates and includes the academic community at large.
Interested in being a Writing Fellow? Contact Susan Lowther at email@example.com
Instructors interested in Writing Fellows for their courses should contact Susan Lowther at firstname.lastname@example.org