Rhetoric and Composition

Writing Associates Program

Writing Associates Program

Contact: Jan Cooper, John C. Reid Associate Professor of Rhetoric and Composition and English (jan.cooper@oberlin.edu)
               Professor Laurie McMillin, Rhetoric & Composition (lmcmilli@oberlin.edu)
               Allison (Ally) Fulton, Writing Associates Fellow 2017-18 (afulton@oberlin.edu)

The Oberlin College Writing Associates Program offers a dynamic space for students to think critically, be creative, and collaborate with their peers. We are committed to providing students with opportunities to learn and work in ways that best fit their needs.

To learn more about our program, please look over our website. If you can’t find the information you’re looking for or have questions or concerns, let us know by emailing Laurie McMillin, the Program Director, at lmcmilli@oberlin.edu.

Come visit us on the first floor of Mudd Library, right off the Academic Commons next to the CIT office.

We open for the spring semester on Monday, February 19, 2017.

Our hours are:

Monday - Friday 1 PM - 5 PM

Sunday - Thursday 7 PM - 10 PM

Sunday 3 PM - 5 PM

Students interested in becoming a writing associate must take the course, Teaching and Tutoring Across the Curriculum. This course introduces students to theories and pedagogies of writing, collaborative learning, disciplinary writing, and other topics. RHET 401/ENGL 399 is open to advanced students from any major; students must apply to take this course. The Writing Associates Program currently trains about 30 new WAs a year and is well-respected on campus, both by faculty and students.

Students interested in enrolling for RHET 401/ENGL 399 must apply for the program. The Fall 2018 course will be TR 11:00-12:15 PM and is taught by Professor Laurie McMillin. The application for the course can be found here

The Writing Associate program curates a blog, the WA Journal, which serves as an archive for projects and papers composed by students in the program. It can be found at www.wajournal.wordpress.com.