• Become a Peer Writing Assistant

    RESPONSIBILITIES

    Our Peer Writing Assistants (WAs) are undergraduate and graduate students who:

    • Assist students with gathering ideas, locating sources, organizing and developing drafts, achieving clear expression of ideas, and editing—all in a cordial and professional manner.
    • Provide feedback to professors concerning students' progress.
    • Attend (and even lead) training sessions, roundtable discussions, and professional workshops.
    • Contribute to current Writing Services Web pages or tutoring materials.

    BENEFITS

    Becoming a Peer Writing Assistant offers many valuable, far-reaching benefits. It's more than a job; it's an experience. Along with an hourly wage and the convenience of on-campus employment, working in Writing Services can be a great addition to your résumé and can make you more marketable. Whether you plan to continue your education after Monmouth or make your mark in the professional world, the teaching and mentoring skills you learn as a WA will help further your goals.

    As a Writing Assistant, you'll develop and strengthen:

    • Your interpersonal skills—by interacting regularly with students, faculty, and other Writing Assistants.
    • Your ability to guide, direct, and positively influence others.
    • Your writing, research, and oral communication skills.
    • Your leadership skills. (Eventually, as you become more experienced, you'll mentor novice WAs.)

    REQUIREMENTS

    Undergraduate Writing Assistants must:

    • Be engaged in undergraduate work at Monmouth University and have a minimum overall GPA of 3.2.
    • Submit graded samples of their writing to demonstrate strong writing skills and a thorough knowledge of at least one documentation format.
    • Have successfully fulfilled the English 101 and 102 requirements with minimum grades of B or above.
    • Demonstrate excellent organizational and communication skills.

    Graduate Writing Assistants must:

    • Be engaged in graduate work at Monmouth University and have a minimum overall GPA of 3.5.
    • Submit graded samples of their writing to demonstrate strong writing skills and a thorough knowledge of at least one documentation format .
    • Supply transcripts from their undergraduate institutions.
    • Demonstrate excellent organizational and communication skills.

    TRAINING

    Writing Assistants are trained through a ten-hour module that unfolds over the length of the first semester. WAs must complete this training to be considered for continued employment in the following semester. Attendance at roundtables and workshops is noted in each WA's personnel file and contributes to his/her continuing education, as well as to the degree of responsibility with which the WA is entrusted.

    Are you interested in joining the Writing Services family? Apply now.

    E-mail: writingservices@monmouth.edu

    Phone: 732-571-7542