Resources for Writing Fellows

Two sections of WRIT100a are now offered during the Fall 2020 Semester: Wednesdays from 11am-12:15pm, and Fridays from 1:15pm-2:30pm.

  • About WRIT100a: Writing Center Theory and Praxis

    “Good writers are born, not made”—so the common misconception goes. Yet research shows us writing is a social practice developed through regular practice, challenging new tasks, and constructive feedback. In the seminar, WRIT100a: Writing Center Theory and Praxis, we investigate theories from writing studies to examine our own diverse experiences in writing. What does it mean to call something “good” writing? What ideological and cultural assumptions underwrite definitions? What can scholars tell us about why so many of us struggle with the writing process? And what are some strategies we can use to help ourselves and others grow as writers? Aimed at students interested in cultivating the habits of effective writers, educators, this class is both theoretical and practical in its orientation.

    Two sections of WRIT100a is offered during the Fall 2020 Semester:

    1. Section 1: Fridays from 1:15pm – 2:30pm (PT)
    2. Section 2: Wednesdays from 11am – 12:15pm (PT)

    Students and Writing Fellows can enroll in section 1 or 2 of WRIT100a. Check out this video for more information about WRIT100a during the Fall 2020 Semester:

    Questions? Email writing@pitzer.edu.

  • Writing Fellow Orientation and Training Schedule

    The Writing Fellow Orientation and Training for Fall 2020 is scheduled for Saturday, August 29th and September 5th from 10am-3pm (PT), with a break from 12pm-1pm (PT).

    If you are a Writing Fellow and have a conflict with orientation or training, please email us at writing@pitzer.edu.

  • Writing Fellow Staff Meeting Schedule

    Due to COVID-19, there will be two staff meetings during the Fall semester. We will use staff meeting time for professional development, debriefing, and important announcements and planning.

    Check out this list for the Spring ’21 staff meeting and Getting to the Core training schedule.