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Becoming an LWC Writing Consultant
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Becoming an LWC Writing Consultant

LWC writing consultants play a vital role in academics across the disciplines.  They enjoy reading and writing, are active listeners and learners, and demonstrate successful, honest learning habits.  Successful applicants will be LWC students with at least a 3.0 GPA; will have taken both Writing Studies I and II (or approved equivalents); and will, after being hired, take a one-credit writing center theory and practice course and participate in regular staff meetings.  Since training is ongoing, consultants must be hungry for learning and never full of it.  Knowledge of the standards of written English is an advantage.  Applications are distributed by e-mail during the second half of each semester.  For more information, contact Jared Odd at 384-8208 or oddj@lindsey.edu, or stop by the Writing Center, Slider 200.

 

Writing Consultant Responsibilities

  • Provide feedback, one-to-one and in groups, to writers in all subjects, at all points in their writing processes
  • Assist writers of various experience levels and backgrounds, focusing not just on the writing but also on the process the writer is using to produce it
  • Collaborate in staff training and workshops to develop writing and feedback strategies
  • Study general and discipline-specific grammar and style considerations
  • Participate in class visits, advertising, events, and production of training materials and study aids
  • Promote our mission informally among other students and faculty.

 

Benefits of this work

  • Work in an academic environment with a relaxing atmosphere
  • Read various stories and kinds of writing
  • Develop knowledge of various genres and audiences
  • Learn new ways to think about your own writing and writing process
  • Collaborate with people from various cultures and perspectives
  • Gain valuable professional and academic preparation not found anywhere else
  • Associate with students and faculty across campus
  • Benefit from the resources and camaraderie of a community of writers
  • Walk to work, just across the way from your classes and your residence
  • Arrange shifts around your class schedule
  • Feel wonderful about how you earn money for school.

 

The LWC Writing Center recognizes the National Council of Teachers of English Statement of Beliefs about the Teaching of Writing.

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