Please review the following information before requesting a writing assistant.
At the beginning of the term, term, professors should meet with WAs to:
The cap on hours your WA may work per term is typically around 60 hours. You might manage this hours cap by asking the WA to:
RWIT recommends that professors encourage, rather than require, their students to meet with the WA. If you want all your students to conference periodically with your WA, then please require that all your students attend. You and your WA should negotiate this matter, for WAs are full-time students and their basic obligation is to address drafts.
Since your WA has her own academic schedule and other commitments to manage, she should know early in the term the dates for receiving drafts. Professor must provide the WA with reasonable turnaround time for those papers. For instance, the average turnaround time for a set of sixteen 4-6-page papers is four to five days.
Please note that writing assistants are in high demand, and there are terms when we cannot accommodate late requests. We give priority to requests for courses that have a significant writing component and that include a request form and a brief overview of the way the professor will employ the WA. We will not assign a writing assistant to your course unless we have a completed request form by the deadline. Writing Assistants will be assigned to courses that will use them in optimal ways, i.e., provide a sufficient workload. See the FAQs for more information.
Click HERE to download the request form. Please send the completed form to Stephanie Boone, Director of Student Writing Support before the first day of classes.
Last Updated: 3/11/13