The Sweetland Peer Writing Consultant Program provides undergraduate students from across the University with an opportunity to assist fellow U-M undergrads with their writing in our Sweetland Peer Writing Centers. Applications are accepted twice a year, in the Fall and Winter terms.
Accepted students enroll in Writing 300: Seminar in Peer Writing Consulting which trains them to become theoretically informed and well-practiced Peer Writing Consultants. Students who excel in Writing 300 are invited to join the Peer Writing Consultant Program and enroll in WRITING 301: Directed Peer Writing Consulting. After completing 301, students may be asked to continue on as paid consultants.
Sweetland-trained peer writing consultants offer traditional face-to-face consulting at our main Peer Writing Center (Angell Hall G219) and satellite offices (Duderstadt Center, Lloyd Hall, Shapiro Undergraduate Library) as well as online consulting via OWL (Online Writing Lab). Consultants operate according to the Peer Writing Consultant Program Mission Statement.
Become a Consultant
The Peer Writing Consultant Program is an excellent way for undergraduate students from across the University to get involved in supporting their peers in written communication. Peer Writing Consultant application and selection process.
Initiatives & Activities
For Peer Writing Consultants
Resources for peer writing consultants compiled and created by Sweetland Peer Writing Consultants including audio clips addressing common scenarios and challenges peer writing consultants may encounter.
Sweetland offers paid summer internships for recent Minor in Writing and Peer Writing Consultant graduates..