The Center for Writers hires NDSU undergraduate students to work as peer writing consultants for 5-15 hours per week. The hiring of new consultants is conducted during spring term for work to begin the following fall.
Graduate students who are interested or have questions should contact Enrico Sassi. The information below pertains to undergraduate students only.
Undergraduate students should review the information below and contact Mary Pull with any questions.
Preference for hiring is given to applicants with writing center or other tutoring experience, so students interested in applying for a position are encouraged to enroll in ENGL 301: Peer Tutoring and Writing in the Disciplines. The course explores individual writing instruction for native and non-native speakers of English, as well as the conventions of disciplinary writing. In addition to classroom work and assignments, students will complete a practicum in the Center for Writers.
Writing consultants perform the following duties:
- conduct in-person and virtual writing conferences with native and non-native English speakers attending NDSU
- provide individual feedback on a variety of course papers and assignments from all disciplines, as well as on personal documents such as application letters and resumes
- greet clients and establish a friendly atmosphere
- complete other tasks as determined by the director and associate director
Prospective consultants should possess the following qualifications and characteristics:
- an A or B grade in ENGL 120
- a minimum of 30 college credits and a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above
- strong writing and speaking skills
- ability to quickly read and assess texts
- ability to provide clear and accurate feedback about rhetorical considerations such as genre, audience, purpose, focus, organization, development, and clarity
- ability to work closely with others and to be friendly, patient, and tactful