The Writing Center invites undergraduates to apply

The Writing Center actively seeks diversity among our staff, and we welcome applicants from all backgrounds and identities. We seek fresh perspectives from consultants coming from varying experiences and majors.

Undergraduates who complete the required class prerequisites can apply to work in the Writing Center. They have the ability to request to work specific hours, which provides flexibility around class schedules. The Writing Center is located in the center of campus on the 2nd floor of the library.

To be eligible to apply for this position, undergraduate students must successfully complete RC 1000 (or the equivalent) and a special three hour elective credit course R C 3450 Writing Center Theory and Practice. This course explores current issues in writing center theory and practice. Students gain insight into the writing process and the practice of assisting writers in one-to-one conferencing. R C 3450 is only offered in fall semesters, so interested students should register soon for the Fall 2021 class, which will be held MWF 1-1:50 pm.

Working as a writing consultant is an intense learning experience and a great resume builder. Consultants learn strategies for finding and utilizing resources to assist in the writing or revising process. In addition to insights specific to writing, consultants develop mentoring strategies and empathic communication skills, all supported by ongoing training throughout the semester. Consultants also have the chance to work independently on projects designed to expand the impact of the writing center.

For further information, please contact Julie Karaus, Assistant Director, University Writing Center at karausje@appstate.edu. General information about the Writing Center can be found at writingcenter.appstate.edu, including many writing resources.