WRIT 2-3 Teaching Assistantships

Apply to Become a TA for Writing 2-3

The Writing Program seeks MALS students to serve as teaching assistants to professors teaching WRIT 2-3 in the fall and winter terms. Strong writing, research, and interpersonal skills are essential. Prior teaching or tutoring experience is a plus but not required.

A course for those first-year writers who may be underprepared for a faster-paced, single-term writing course, WRIT 2-3 allows students to develop as successful college writers through two-terms of rigorous instruction and intensive academic support. This is the only first-year writing course that has a teaching assistant—an essential component of the course—assigned to each section. Former TAs report that learning about writing pedagogy and helping students progress as academic writers is a valuable graduate school experience.

WRIT 2-3 Teaching Assistants are paid a stipend of $8,000.00 for two terms of employment in fall and winter terms, to be paid over six months (September through November and January through March), for about twenty hours of work per week while those terms are in session.

Responsibilities include: participating in a two-day training workshop just before the beginning of fall classes (for which an additional $300 stipend is paid); attending a weekly, one-hour TA session; preparing for and attending all class meetings; conferencing weekly with each of the fifteen students for forty-five minutes for about eight weeks per term; and meeting weekly with the course professor to discuss student progress.

Application Link: Teaching Assistant Application

Priority consideration will be given to applications received by May 15.