Application Process

Writing Fellows Application period opens
March 1 and closes April 7, 2016 at 5:00 PM.

Brown's Writing Fellows Program is now accepting applications! If you enjoy the process of writing and wish to help others learn to write better, you may wish to apply for this innovative and nationally prominent program.

Every year, Writing Fellows are chosen from applicants in the current freshman, sophomore and junior classes. These students are trained to provide individualized writing instruction as peer tutors in courses across the Brown curriculum where their services have been requested. In this way, the Program allows students who write well to share their skills with fellow undergraduates by serving as writing specialists. In addition, a small group of Writing Fellows receives supplementary training in rhetoric that enables them to assist students with both speaking and writing skills in courses that require oral presentations.

Writing Fellows evaluate first drafts of course papers for approximately 10 - 15 students each semester and meet subsequently in conference to discuss the papers' strengths and weaknesses, offering constructive suggestions for revision. All new Fellows enroll in English 1110 (Seminar in the Teaching of Writing) during their first semester as Fellows. Writing Fellows receive a stipend for their work.

The application process requires you to submit two samples of your writing that demonstrate both lucidity and diversity.

Writing Fellow Info Sessions

Wednesday, March 9, 12:00 PM @ the Writing Center
Tuesday, March 15, 5:00 PM @ J. Walter Wilson room 203
Thursday, March 17, 5:00 PM @ J. Walter Wilson room 203
Monday, March 21, 12:00 PM @ the Writing Center

Apply through UFunds.

Questions? Email writingfellows@brown.edu