What We’re About

Do you enjoy writing and helping your peers? The Writing Studio Crew is the central hub for students needing help with their writing, from complex scientific research papers to poems. Students can drop in at any point in their writing process in person or online to get help from the crew. Worried about your tutoring skills? Don’t be, all students in the writing studio crew learn in a class how to best support their peers while also getting hands-on experience in the Writing Studio. You will also learn how to piece together Warren Wilson’s academic journal, Auspex, lead workshops across campus, and have the opportunity to teach a class!

Student Leadership Opportunities

  • Editor and Chief of Auspex: Oversee committee and final edits, choose art, train crew in InDesign, and create the publishing timeline for Warren Wilson’s academic research journal, Auspex.

What You’ll Learn

You’ll spend years working alongside your peers with the mentorship of your supervisors.  Part of the experience of work at Warren Wilson is guided critical reflection, which helps ensure that you achieve both your own educational goals as well as our Common Learning Outcomes. These intentional learning outcomes distinguish our Work Program, giving it focus and relevancy that set it apart from a federal work-study or your average part-time job.

Our Common Learning Outcomes:

  • Professionalism & Work Ethic: accountability, effective work habits, punctuality, dependability, time management, integrity, and commitment to the well-being of the community.
  • Critical Thinking and Problem Solving: working with available resources to creatively address issues and solve problems, and gaining confidence to make decisions.
  • Communication: the ability to convey and receive information effectively with intentionality, honesty, and confidence in both speech and writing.
  • Collaboration & Teamwork: actively collaborate with peers to achieve common goals, Distribute labor fairly, and hold each other accountable as committed members of a group.
  • Civic Identity: understanding your active influence within the community and how your decisions directly impact the work around you.

In addition to our Common Learning Outcomes, each crew in the Work Program identifies crew-specific goals for learning and performance. These are reviewed with you each semester. Your crew-specific learning goals outline skills and abilities your supervisor will teach you during the semester.

Some of our Writing Studio Crew Learning Goals include:

  • Teaching
  • Research
  • Improved Writing
  • Oral Communication
  • Time Management
  • Organization
  • Inclusion and Equity in Writing