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The MSU Writing Center graduates its second group of Certified Writing Tutors!

CHFA at Murray State

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Megan Epperson, Laura Guebert, and Jessie Hedrick

For the second year in a row, the Racer Writing Center graduated a cohort of three new certified writing tutors from its internship program. The program, which began in 2015 thanks to a Golden Key Fellowship, aims to provide experiential learning and professionalization for students interested in working in writing centers and other writing-intensive careers after graduation. Interested students are invited to apply during the spring semester of each year to complete the program the following fall.

Students who participate engage in a weekly one-hour class; they observe consultations; they work in the center for three hours a week; they design and present a workshop as a cohort to the campus community; they write and submit a short article about writing center practice to an appropriate journal. After ten weeks of observation and study, interns begin consulting with clients in tandem with a…

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