Writing Fellow Mission Statement
In collaboration with professors and students across the curriculum, we build better writers at BYU by listening to the concerns of those we serve, by responding as an honest audience, by teaching sound writing skills and strategies, and by learning how to become better writers ourselves.
- Writing Fellows provide a community of support for each other and for the students and faculty we serve.
- We value people over papers and writing as an essential part of a university education.
- Through offering individual attention and feedback, we empower students to become stronger writers in all disciplines.
- We respect each other and the professors and students we work with.
- We provide a comfortable, friendly atmosphere for learning
Undergraduate students with an overall record of academic excellence and writing ability are recruited, carefully selected and trained to become peer tutors. Successful applicants must demonstrate the ability to mentor and support their peers in a constructive and positive manner. The rigorous training Writing Fellows receive in writing and tutoring pedagogy further supports the skills they bring to the program.
By filling out the Faculty Request Form, faculty in any department may request that Fellows be assigned to their class. Working with Writing Fellows may sometimes require faculty to make some minor adjustments to their class plan and syllabus. As students are assigned a Fellow for the semester,they have an opportunity to work with a peer on two substantive writing assignments before the paper is turned in for a grade. In that regard, the services the Fellows provide in the Fellowing process are different from that of the Writing Center, which works on a drop-in basis.
Some of the Courses Using Fellows for Winter 2018
|Aaron Skabelund||History 344||History of Japan|
|Brooks Britt||Geology 100||Dinosaurs|
|Delys Snyder||WS 222||Intro to Women’s Studies|
|Eric Wilson||Biology 100||Principles of Biology|
|Evan Thacker||Hlth 310||Chronic Disease|
|Jarica Watts||English 292||British Literature|
|Kylie Turley||English 268||Literature of the LDS|
|Marc Choate||History 314||Nazism and Facism|
|Marlene Esplin||IHUM 260||Latin American Humanities|
|Michael Kelly||Russian 340||Russian Literature|
|Rachel Cope||WS 332||Mormon Women’s History|
|Roger MacFarlane||ClCv 241||Greek and Roman Mythology|
|Tara Carpenter||Art Education 476||Student Teaching Seminar|