Writing Advisor Education

Interested in becoming a writing advisor? Please email the coordinator, Dr. Tatiana Glushko, at tatiana.glushko@jsums.edu. You can also ask on of our current writing advisors. Your professional development will begin with taking ENG 310 or HON-110 (if you are an Honors College student). To register for the 1-hour course, you will need to have completed 15 hours of course work at JSU, be recommended by one of your instructors, and have an overall GPA of 2.5.

Training Courses for Writing Advisors 

ENG310/HON110 Tutoring Writing in a Global Context

ENG 311: Issues in Tutoring Writing

Resources for Writing Advisors

[If you find a source about a particular tutoring problem that seems helpful, please let us know, so we can add that information here.]

To learn more about how tutoring in the writing center prepares you for your career, consult these three Writing Lab Newsletter (WLN) articles:

Putting Your Writing Center Experience to Work by Lisa Whalen

Shaping Careers in the Writing Center by Kathleen Welsch

Tutoring Writing as Career Development by Sue Dinitz and Jean Kiedaisch

To learn more about how writing advisors work with writers, watch these tutorial recordings:

Becoming an Ally: Tutoring Multilingual Writers (from Ohio University)

Writing Center Journals  

WLN: A Journal of Writing Center Scholarship

Dangling Modifier

The Peer Review

Writing Center Journal

Professional Organizations

Mississippi Writing Center Association (MSWCA)

Southeastern Writing Center Association (SWCA)

International Writing Center Association (IWCA)

National Conference on Peer Tutoring in Writing (NCPTW)