The Graduate Writing Lab (GWL) has two teams of Graduate students: McDougal Writing Fellows and Graduate Writing Consultants.
McDougal Writing Fellows plan, organize, and lead academic writing workshops, coordinate writing groups including Dissertation Boot Camps and Study Halls, and develop academic writing resources. McDougal Writing Fellows are trained in May, August and throughout the academic year and are provided resources during the workshop preparation process.
Graduate Writing Consultants lead individual writing consultations and facilitate small (4-6 people) peer-review groups. They provide feedback to the students' writing and discuss strategies to make their writing better. In addition, Graduate Writing Consultants assist McDougal Writing Fellows with writing events and writing retreats. Writing Consultants are trained and participate in biweekly discussion sessions to improve their consultation skills.
Tuesday, April 4th, at 12:30-1:30pmCTL M104A, 301 York St.
Please pre-register for this session through the following link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfAExgEgfJrgMyTytRSC0TSuFuuRXTeba6T1pd1vqfDcfcbUg/viewform
- Preference is given to students in years 3 through 5 of their degree program and who are interested in working in the Graduate Writing Lab for more than one year.
- All applicants must be in residence in the New Haven area for the academic year of their appointment.
- All selected candidates are required to participate in the group training during the third week of May, end of August, and in weekly training sessions throughout the academic year.
- The work load averages to about 5-7 hours per week.
- Selected candidates will be paid $22/hour.
2. Interest in enhancing public speaking and teaching skills.
3. Experience in making presentations for small and large audiences.
4. Teaching and/or tutoring experience; teaching writing-focused classes is not required but is a plus.
5. Exceptional organizational skills; experience in organizing small-scale and large-scale events (for the McDougal Fellow position).
6. Ability to create flyers, advertising blurbs, and other publicizing materials (for the McDougal Fellow Position).
7. Ability to work one-on-one on longer projects (for the Writing Consultant position).
8. Proficiency with English grammar (for the Writing Consultant position).
9. Experience in writing and publishing academic work, as well as submitting fellowships or grants.
10. Proficiency with Google Drive, Dropbox, and Excel; experience using video conference software Skype, Google Hangouts or Zoom.
11. Interest in interdisciplinary topics.
12. Ability to work as part of a team.