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Graduate Assistantships

Graduate Assistants gain invaluable hands-on experience in the business of teaching and thinking about writing, including the opportunities to:

  • Tutor and consult one-on-one with student writers

  • Assist in first-year writing classes

  • Develop professional expertise in writing and consulting

  • Acquire technical skills with writing software and computers in a lab setting

Application Process

  • Complete the Graduate Assistant application form available from the Graduate Studies office

  • One reference should attest to your ability to tutor writing in a college setting

  • Submit a letter addressing the following:

    • What prior experience(s) have you had that make you a candidate for a position in The Writing Center?

    • How do you see a graduate assistantship in The Writing Center contributing to your graduate studies and/or to your long-term career goals?

    • Address the letter to The Writing Center director in care of the English Department.