Faculty Resources

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We want to partner with you to help UIW students build the writing skills that will prepare them to be more successful in their college courses and careers. We support your efforts to teach these important skills by offering individual consultations, interactive workshops, in-class guided writing activities and other online writing resources.

The WLC’s primary goal is to help students learn to write.  Tutors will not copyedit or “fix” students’ papers, but they will ask questions to encourage students to think more critically about their subject matter and assist students in identifying error patterns and stylistic concerns.

Prospective writing tutors must meet the following criteria to be eligible to work with us: 1) strong written and oral communication skills, 2) minimum overall GPA of 3.0, 3) patience and empathy toward inexperienced writers, and 4) ability to maintain confidentiality. Along with an application, each applicant must submit three faculty recommendations, an academic writing sample, and an unofficial transcript.

Tutors are trained in general and writing-specific pedagogies, writing center theory, and best practices in writing tutoring. They complete practice sessions and observe experienced writing tutors prior to beginning to tutor. Ongoing training is conducted regularly to address questions and challenges that come up throughout the semester.

Questions, suggestions, conversations, and proposals are all welcome. Contact the director, Dr. Amanda Johnston, by phone: (210) 805-5856, by e-mail: ajohnsto@uiwtx.edu, or in person: Administration Building, room 206.