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Graduate Writing Fellows

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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, or be referred by a faculty or staff member. The form is at this link.

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 2017-2018 MSW Graduate Writing Fellow
Jennifer Cullen ( will serve as one of the Graduate Writing Fellows (GWF) for the 2017-2018 academic year. She is sensitive to the unique needs of each of her colleagues and is looking forward to assisting you in achieving your own best work!   

Tyler Botelho ( is also serving as a GWF for the 2017-2018. 

Resources for Students:

Questions? Concerns?
If you have any questions about the GWF program in the BSU SSW, please contact one of the current faculty mentors Castagna Lacet at, or Wendy Champagnie Williams at