Become a Consultant

Applications for the 2024-2025 academic year are open.

Consultants help students understand assignment goals; formulate an approach to an assignment; develop confidence for new writing tasks; develop awareness of audience, purpose, and context; develop a focus/thesis; articulate and organize ideas; see the need for additional evidence; generate revision strategies; identify and use appropriate resources; improve control of grammar and mechanics; and become more skilled in using APA, MLA, Chicago, and other documentation styles.

Consultants are strong writers and strong collaborators, as comfortable with peer review as they are with navigating writing assignments.

Peer consultants receive regular training through paid, bi-weekly staff meetings throughout each semester, and consultants receive in-depth writing center training by taking the COMP 475 course concurrent with their first semester working in the center.*

If you are interested in applying to be considered for a consultant position:

  1. Submit a cover letter and a resume through the job call on the Career Services website.
  2. Ask a professor or instructor to submit a brief note of recommendation to this online form.
  3. Submit a writing sample (typically this would be writing that best represents your academic work) to this online form.

If you have any questions or want to confirm receipt of your application, please email or call the Writing Center Coordinator; contact information is found on the "Contact Us" page.

Offered fall semesters. Counts toward Certificate in Writing. Fulfills DDC requirements: Upper-Level Writing Intensive and Intersections.
COMP 475

New consultants are expected to enroll in Comp 475: Supporting Literacies concurrent with their first semester in the Writing Center. This course prepares students for success as tutors of writing through focus on the theoretical and practical issues involved in the teaching and tutoring of writing, including special attention to tutoring students for whom English is a second language. This course is offered hybrid or asynchronous, depending on the semester, to be as flexible as possible for different schedules.

The course also fulfills requirements for two categories in the DDC:

  • Upper-level Writing Intensive
  • Intersections

Writing Center

3035 - College of Arts, Sciences, and Letters Building
4901 Evergreen Road
Dearborn, MI 48128
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Phone: 313-583-6408