Originally funded by a 2006 Vision in Action grant, TCU’s Writing Associates Program is now administered by the William L. Adams Center for Writing. The program dedicates a writing associate (a trained undergraduate or graduate student) to a class in any discipline that heavily emphasizes writing instruction. The professor and writing associate work together to help students improve their writing skills. The center assigns consultants to undergraduate classes across all disciplines, based on faculty requests and available staff. Writing associates, who also serve as peer writing consultants for the Center for Writing, receive extensive training from us as well as mentoring from the professors with whom they work. The associates meet with students from their assigned classes during their regular tutoring hours in the Main Center.
The primary mission of a writing associate is instructional rather than editorial. A writing associate will respond to writing in ways that help students to become more aware of their strengths and to learn to overcome any weaknesses. Writing associates do not grade papers for professors; rather, they support the course outcomes the professors set forth.
If you would like more information about working with a writing associate in the classes you teach at TCU, please contact Director Dr. Steve Sherwood at firstname.lastname@example.org or Assistant Director Ms. Cheryl Carithers at email@example.com.
Writing Associates Fall 2018
Saffyre Falkenberg Dance 40373.070 Prof. Suki John
Dr. Arch Mayfield Religion 10023.621 Prof. Mark Dennis
Remi Owens Nursing 30243.035 Prof. Diane Hawley
Lutie Rodriguez Education 30213.040 Prof. Robin Griffith
Ashton Sorrels Religion 30533.074 Prof. Mark Dennis