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Writing Handbook

UWP Writing Handbook

Peer Tutor Handbook

The Peer Tutor program is a four-year-old program that connects third and fourth-year students with incoming students, who have no idea what our flagship course, Introduction to Critical Thinking, will be like. A Peer Tutor assigned to an ICT class will work with that cohort through tasks such as brainstorming for assignments, gauging student writing, and holding office hours. They will also work closely with the instructor, perhaps designing activities related to critical thinking/writing or even holding a class or two, thus building their skills as a leader in the classroom. In other words, they are sharing their experience as a writer at Ashoka and helping others benefit from their journey.

Being students themselves, not only have they taken ICT and many other courses first-year students are taking, but the Peer Tutors also keep the same hours as the students, making them their peers as well as tutors. This ensures that their insights on academic writing and related struggles come from a space of empathy, that leads students into becoming more confident writers. Testimonies from the past couple of years have proved that this bond makes the program an excellent resource for Ashokans. Developing this program allows us to cultivate more peer-led communities in Ashoka, which is ideal for a writing-intensive liberal arts curriculum.

Peer Tutoring Handbook
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