Courses

The Writing Fellows Program is an interactive, collaborative, peer-tutoring approach to teaching writing based on the notion that writing is a communicative process best accomplished in active dialogue with other people. Our job is not to ensure better grades on papers but rather to provide students at Brown with readers who can comment extensively on their papers’ strengths and weaknesses in organization, analysis, logic, argumentation, clarity, flow, and style. We emphasize process over product in writing and try to make writing and revision active concerns of the entire academic community. Through comments and one-on-one conferences, writing fellows encourage students to conceptualize writing and learning as dynamic, collaborative processes.