Do you love writing? Do you love working with your peers to improve their writing skills? If so, The Sweetland Center for Writing’s Peer Writing Consultant Program may have an opportunity for you. We’re presently recruiting undergraduates in any discipline to train to be peer writing consultants. Ideal candidates write well, enjoy collaboration, and demonstrate reliable and conscientious behavior. They will also have at least 24 credits (not counting AP credits) by the start of next semester. Multilingual students are encouraged to apply.
There are two ways to enter the program:
- You may be nominated by an instructor who is familiar with your writing and interpersonal skills. Each fall and winter term, Sweetland emails faculty across campus to ask them to nominate students for the program. When you are nominated, you will receive an email from Sweetland, inviting you to apply to the Peer Writing Consultant Program. The application includes writing an essay and submitting an academic writing sample from a University of Michigan course.
- You may apply to the program by downloading and completing the application linked to this page. The application includes writing an essay and submitting an academic writing sample from a University of Michigan course. As part of your application, you must request a confidential letter of recommendation from an instructor who is familiar with your writing and interpersonal skills. Ask the instructor to send this letter directly to firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information about the Peer Writing Consultant Program application process, visit our Become a Peer Writing Consultant page.
The application deadline for the Winter 2016 term is noon Monday, October 26th. Decisions regarding acceptance into the program will come after we've had a chance to review all the applications.
We look forward to receiving your application and your recommendation!