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Get Involved - Students

Have you ever been working on a writing assignment for a course and not been sure if you were approaching it correctly? Ever wish that you could talk with a peer who would help you think through an assignment's requirements? If so, you're in luck! In some of your courses, you may find Writing Fellows who are there to help students become better writers.

Here's what Writing Fellows do:

  • Work with students and faculty to ensure that all have a clear understanding of the writing assignments in the course.
  • Work one-on-one or in small groups with students to provide feedback in response to students' writing concerns on specific assignments. Common concerns include such questions as these: Do I really understand the purpose of this assignment? Who is the audience I'm supposed to address? Is this assignment organized in a way that makes sense? Is my writing clear?

Writing Fellows have completed a semester's worth of training in reading and responding effectively to student assignments and are ready to assist! Look for Writing Fellows in your upper division courses in the coming semesters.

Interested in becoming a Writing Fellow?

Perhaps you read the description of what Fellows do and thought, "I'd like to do that!" If you enjoy the challenge of writing, like to talk with others about writing, and want to help your fellow Red Raiders (and receive a small stipend for your work!), then apply to be a Writing Fellow. To do so, contact the Program Coordinator, Dr. Kathy Gillis, at kathleen.gillis@ttu.edu or (806) 834-7219.