As you plan your courses, consider working with Writing Fellows, who work with classes all across DePaul's colleges and schools to coach students through the process of revising their writing. You are eligible to apply to work with a Writing Fellow if you:
plan to include at least two writing assignments spread out during the quarter in your course
are willing to adjust your syllabus to allow time for revision and to require that all enrolled students work with the assigned Fellow(s)
are willing to meet with the assigned Fellow(s) to discuss assignments.
The Fellows are equipped to tutor writing across DePaul’s departments and colleges. Fellows have worked with students in courses in physics, theater, chemistry, religious studies, Honors, computers and digital media, anthropology, political science, English, journalism, and sophomore seminar. Fellows have received resounding praise from faculty and students alike.
Writing Fellows Syllabus Boilerplate
Instructors whose courses have already been accepted into the Writing Fellows Program can download the Writing Fellows Program syllabus boilerplate. You are welcome to copy and paste this text directly into your syllabus or edit this text to include any course-specific requirements or participation information you'd like to add.
Working with Writing Fellows meant my students’ papers had ideas. Having to talk out loud about the assignment and readings pushed students to spell out their ideas and put them in their papers.