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Douglass Writing Center

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         135 George Street 

          New Brunswick, NJ  08901

        Telephone:  (848) 932-8856
        DouglassWritingCenter@english.rutgers.edu

 

The Douglass Writing Center is still accepting applications for tutor candidates. Download the application below and follow the instructions on how to complete and submit.

 

Sign up for Tutoring

Enroll for tutoring at the Douglass Writing Center using the following link: Douglass Tutoring Enrollment Form.   

 

Location

135 George Street, Douglass Campus (College Hall bus stop on Douglass)
At the corner of George and Bishop Streets (download map at bottom of page)

 

Hours of Operation

  • Monday-Thursday: Periods 1 through 6 (9:15 am - 6:55 pm)
  • Friday: Periods 1 through 5 (9:15 am - 5:15 pm)
  • Grammar Walk-in Hours:  Wednesday (9:15 am - 12:15 pm)   **New Day**

 

Important Dates to Remember

  • Enrollment opens for tutor program:  Monday, January 30
  • First day of tutoring:  Monday, February 6
  • Spring recess (no tutoring):  Saturday, March 11 to Sunday, March 19
  • Last day of tutoring:  Friday, April 21

 

Internships

The Douglass Writing Center Announces: Tutoring Research Writing: Theory and Practice 355:395:05 A Three (3)-Credit Internship for the Fall 2017 semester. Coordinator: Jacqueline Loeb Interns enrolled in Tutoring Research Writing: Theory and Practice will research and develop effective methods for tutoring students in upper-level research writing courses, including Research in the Disciplines, Scientific and Technical Writing, and Writing for Business and Professions. This 3 credit internship is comprised of two (2) weekly unpaid sessions tutoring students enrolled in a research-intensive course, and six (6) seminar/training meetings spread over the semester. Tutoring sessions are assigned according to the intern's schedule and availability; seminar meetings take place Fridays period 4 (2:15-3:35) in the Douglass Writing Center. Interns may visit 201 and BTW classrooms upon request to discuss Writing Center resources and provide Q&A to students and faculty.

Interns will draw on seminar trainings and workshops, interview assignments, and their own work as tutors in the Douglass Writing Center to address conceptual and practical challenges unique to research writers. We will learn to diagnose problems, conceptualize solutions, and generate original pedagogic materials to support research writers through all stages of a complex project. Interns will submit contributions to our working handbook, A Guide to Tutoring Research Writers.

Registration is by permission only. Ideal candidates will fulfill one or both of the following criteria:

  • Experience and a keen interest in research writing, evidenced by successful completion of Research in the Disciplines (English 201), Writing for Business and Professions (303), Scientific and Technical Writing (302), Grant Writing, or other research-oriented course across the humanities, sciences, or social sciences;
  • Experience or interest in tutoring and/or academic mentoring with a focus on writing or strategic research skills

Those interested in registering should send resume and brief cover letter to: Jacqueline Loeb, Assistant Director, Rutgers Writing Program at: jloeb@rutgers.edu. The letter should state relevant skills you bring to the Internship, and provide the name and contact information for one individual who can serve as a reference. Deadline to apply is July 31, 2017, however earlier applications are strongly encouraged.

Undergraduate Courses

Research in the Disciplines

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Transfer Student Information

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Business & Technical Writing

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Expos 101

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Tutoring

Contact Us

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Rutgers Writing Program
Murray Hall, Room 108
510 George Street
New Brunswick, NJ 08901 


TEL (848) 932-7570
FAX (732) 932-3094
EMAIL wp@rutgers.edu