First-Year Writing Instructor, Fall 2023 & Spring 2024
Syllabus Course Description:
UCWR110 is the required first-year writing and composition course (University Core Writing Requirement). The course is designed to instruct students in the conventions of academic writing. Students will develop flexible strategies for generating, revising, and editing their writing and will receive instruction in how to write clear, thoughtful, and error-free prose. This course emphasizes the importance of writing as a process that one engages in– versus the common misconception that writing is an innate ability that you either have or you don’t. Further, students will learn the responsibility they have to their readers, their sources, and responsibilities to themselves as writers.
Graduate Teaching Assistant, Spring 2023 Assistant to professor of Composition in university's first-year Writing course. Assistantship serves as a mentor opportunity for doctoral students, who will teach this course the following term (Fall 2023).
-Assisted professor in grading student essays, including evaluation, comments, and grade assignment.
-Taught & led class sessions on occasion. Ensured student engagement & material accessibility.
-Material consisted of rhetorical strategy; essay formatting & conventions; research methods.
-Participated in classroom activities to build affinity with first-year undegraduate students.
Graduate Writing Tutor, AY 2022 - 2023Tutor for graduate students trained to support in any writing endeavor, including graded writing assignments, creative pursuits, and professional & application materials.
-Offered asynchronous written feedback on drafts, regarding both content and grammar & mechanics.
-Met with students for in-person appointments, typically regarding proper writing conventions. Offered clear, cohesive, and friendly support & lesson.
-Directed students to library and online resources that may support in the writing & research process.