Sometimes creativity just means the daily work of helping others see a problem in a different way.
What Does it mean to be a Writing Partner?
Good writing is a result of collaboration and partnership, the HUB recognizes this by hiring Writing Partners instead of writing tutors. From asking a classmate to read an essay, to calling a friend to listen to a letter out loud, and all forms of writing in between, the most important question a writer can ask is “Does this make sense?”
Without a partner, it isn’t easy to know if we’ve written what we’ve meant or meant what we’ve written. HUB tutors are partners, here to help their classmates see a problem in a different way, to help them understand what an assignment should demonstrate, to help them organize their ideas and to revise and edit those ideas so they make precisely the sense the writer intended.
A Writing Partner must be a strong writer and communicator. He or she should be passionate about helping others and have the patience and skill to work with peers on many types of assignments. A Writing Partner does not necessarily need to be an English major, but should have a strong affluence for writing.
How to Become a Writing Partner
- Complete English 191A, Practicum for Writing Tutors, and pass with an A or B. this course offers instruction on composition and teaching/learning theories as well as informing future Writing Partners about fostering relationships with their clients.
- Submit application and letter of recommendation to Dolores LaGuardia.
Writing 1 and 2 or Critical Thinking and Writing 1 and 2 and English 191A: Practicum for Writing Tutors (previously, English 190a). N.B. English 197 meets the Third Writing/Advanced Writing core requirements.
Send a letter of application to Dolores LaGuardia, HUB Director including the following information:
1. Why do you want to become a HUB Writing Partner?
2. What particular skills, interests, and experiences you have to contribute?
3. A letter of recommendation written by a previous instructor or employer who can attest to your helpfulness, writing skills, creativity, ability to work well with others and/or any other information to support your application.