Who we are
Writing Fellows are doctoral students from the CUNY Graduate Center trained in college-level writing pedagogy and writing across the curriculum philosophy.
What we do
Writing Fellows at City Tech can support individual faculty in their work to improve student writing in two main ways:
- Faculty may work one-on-one with Writing Fellows to enhance course materials. This could be to scaffold an existing assignment into appropriate steps or to create a grading rubric. Fellows might read student papers to give a professor feedback as to the patterns of student errors but they do not grade papers.
- Faculty may have Writing fellows run short workshops on writing specific topics for students during class time. Past workshops have included sessions on citation formats, descriptive writing, and developing a thesis statement.
All City Tech faculty are eligible to work with a Writing Fellow regardless of whether or not his or her individual courses are designated “Writing Intensive.” If you are interested in working with a Writing Fellow, please contact one of the WAC coordinators.
WAC promotes the practice of integrating writing as a learning tool into every discipline. Underlying this approach is the idea that writing well is integral to successful learning as a process that synthesizes one’s analytical skills as a reader and thinker. Writing as a process encourages critical reading and thinking that hone one’s ability to understand and to reason. These foundations of success provide opportunities for students to reinforce and to strengthen their aptitude in any field of study. WAC practices are integral to preparing undergraduates in their chosen fields as they strive to become professionals.