Writing Fellows' Perspectives on the 4 CORNERSTONES

Engage: “With WFs, students can take writing process into their own hands.”

Accomplish: “When students struggle with writing, they often just need an outside perspective. WFs can help them achieve their potential by listening to their ideas.”

Empower: “WFs push students to set new standards for themselves and empower them to take ownership of their writing.”

Enrich: “Students rediscover and practice that drive as a student and passion for writing that can dim without encouragement.”

General Information

WHO WE ARE: Writing Fellows are trained peer facilitators who support students at any stage of the writing process and support faculty goals for engaging students as writers through their own course work and assignments. Writing Fellows help create a cultural expectation for comprehensive development of the abilities outlined in HWS curricular Goals 1 and 2.

WHAT WE DO: Writing Fellows help students learn and develop ideas in writing. Writing Fellows provide productive feedback on written work and offer strategies and brainstorming techniques for writing in all skill levels and across all disciplines.

WHEN AND WHERE YOU CAN FIND US: To make an appointment, use the link at the top right hand corner of this page. Writing Fellows are located in the Center for Teaching and Learning in the Rosensweig Learning Commons on the second floor of the library. Writing Fellows typically meet with students in the afternoons and evenings on Sunday through Thursday.

Drop-ins are available Monday through Thursday evenings from 7-9 pm at the CTL, and Sundays from 7-9 pm at the Intercultural Affairs Center.

First Year Writing Prize

With the help of a generous donation, the Writing Colleague and Writing Fellow programs sponsor a yearly First Year Writing Prize that celebrates writing done by students in their first year seminars. Please see past winners below.

Past Winners:

Britta Goncarovs
Bethany Kharrazi
Grace Ruble

Bart Lahiff
Kevin Lin

William Samayoa '19
Parke Schweiter '19

Joseph Harris
Charles Moore-Gillon
Julia Sipos

Kimberly Gutierrez
Tiantian Qin
Taylor Rugg

Emily Fearey
Kristin Ressel
Brian Schimmel

Make an Appointment

Use StudyHub to make an appointment with a Writing Fellow by clicking the button above, or visit us during drop-in hours:

Monday through Thursday evenings from 7-9 pm at the CTL, and Sundays from 7-9 pm at the Intercultural Affairs Center.

Writing Fellows Poster

Writing in the Disciplines Project

Writer's Block Party

The next Writer's Block Party will be held Sunday, April 28, 2019, from noon to midnight in the Sanford Room.

The Writer's Block Party is part of the International Write-in. Click here for a video of last spring's event.


Purdue University Online Writing Lab (OWL)

UNC Chapel Hill Writing Center Handouts

Citation Style Guides

Contact Us

Questions or Suggestions:
Contact Ingrid Keenan at keenan@hws.edu or (315) 781-3832.


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