Who are Graduate Writing Fellows?
Graduate Writing Fellows (GWFs) are your classmates and colleagues. They share similar social and academic situations and experience many similar challenges when it comes to writing that are common to every student - like how to tackle a writing assignment or finding the time to complete multiple assignments. What do Graduate Writing Fellows do?
GWFs work with students to sharpen overall writing skills. The focus of GWF and student interactions is helping students to establish and meet their own writing goals; organizing and developing cohesive papers, choosing professional sources of information, and using APA style to document those resources. GWFs provide peer-to-peer mentoring that discipline-specific. They have faculty mentors for support and may speak to individual professors about student progress, but GWFs are not involved in any evaluative process in terms of determining grades. The GWFs will help you achieve your own best work.How do Students get Connected with the BSU SSW Graduate Writing Fellows Program?
There are two ways students can become involved with the program. They may identify areas of their own writing which they would like to improve, and self-refer to the program by completing the self-referral form
on the BSU MSW website. A referral can also be made by faculty who want to refer students for additional support using the faculty referral form
Students who are accepted to work with a GWF are paired with a writing fellow who will work with them as a “writing coach.” Working with the GWF requires regularly scheduled, weekly, 30-45 minute sessions at a time and location agreed upon by the GWF and the student. Participation during this program will focus on the students’ goals as a writer in social work, and each session with the writing coach will be organized around those needs and goals, along with faculty feedback. Workshops for All MSW Students -- coming soon
As part of APA Week, this year's Graduate Writing Fellows will hold workshops in order to be a resource to you as your peers and colleagues. Please continue to monitor this page for the next workshops. The GWFs will be available to clarify writing expectations as well as answer any APA questions or concerns that you may have regarding past, current or future assignments. This is a great opportunity to follow-up on any lingering questions from the Social Work Writing Workshop being offered on a regular basis.
The 2016-2017 MSW Graduate Writing Fellows
Lenora Benson and Erin Doniger will serve as the Graduate Writing Fellows (GWF) for the 2016-2017 academic year. They are sensitive to the unique needs of each of their colleagues and are looking forward to assisting you in achieving your own best work!
Resources for Students:
If you have any questions about the GWF program in the BSU SSW, please contact the current faculty mentor, Dr. Judith Willison at (firstname.lastname@example.org).