Student Application Form
Some writers reach higher
with a STEADY SYSTEM of writing support.
Apply here to work with a dedicated writing tutor - a KNIGHT WRITING MENTOR - in weekly meetings throughout the semester.
- PREREQUISITE: Enrollment in a FWS or another course with a substantial writing component.
- DEADLINE: Applications accepted on a rolling basis, but preference given to those received by midterm.
During weekly meetings, KNIGHT WRITERS may work with students to:
• get started with an essay by reading and discussing writing assignments, evaluating research material, or brainstorming outlines.
• discuss and plan ways to shape coherent arguments, make strong use of evidence, work with appropriate citation conventions.
• consider questions about depth of analysis, organization, thesis statements, audience expectations, paragraph development, stylistics, or sentence structure.
• identify patterns among errors in grammar or usage and to develop effective strategies for their own line editing.
Topics of discussion may also include strategies for reading; the influence of language or cultural background on one’s approach to academic writing; and becoming familiar with campus resources and social networks. Above all, KNIGHT WRITERS work with students to develop a spirit of inquiry and a sense of empowerment through academic writing.
Contact Writing Worksohp Director Tracy Hamler Carrick at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Carefully read the following KNIGHT WRITERS Mentor Agreement.
I understand that working with a writing mentor means a significant commitment to improving my writing. I will attend weekly meetings for one hour per week for the duration of the semester. I will be responsible for setting the agenda at these weekly meetings; that is, I realize that I am responsible for bringing and being prepared to discuss reading material, writing assignments, outlines, drafts, and/or any other course materials. By submitting this application, I am agreeing, if offered a placement with a KNIGHT WRITER, to attend and be prepared for weekly meetings, to be an active participant in my learning process, and to give my writing mentor consideration and respect.