The Writing Fellows are specially trained peer tutors who work with writers in all disciplines. Writing Fellows staff the Writing Center (located on the second floor of Barnard Hall); they are also attached to various Barnard College courses.

Writers of all skill levels and in all disciplines are welcome to use the Writing Center. Excellent writers who understand the value of feedback use the Writing Center. First-year students writing First-Year Writing/First-Year Seminar papers use the Writing Center, as do seniors writing senior theses and students for whom English is a second language. Writing Fellows themselves often use the Writing Center.

To learn more about writing at Barnard, the Writing Fellows, and other writing-and-speaking-related news, please select from the tabs to the left.

Make a Writing Center appointment »

Are you an R.A., senior writing a thesis, or somebody else looking to collaborate with a Fellow outside the Writing Center or the attached class program? Please visit our "other resources" page.

Become a Writing Fellow: Info Sessions

Applications will be due on Friday, March 1 at 5:00 PM to Pam Cobrin (Director, Writing and Speaking Programs) in 216 Barnard Hall. You can leave your application on the door if she is not there.

If you want to learn more about what it means to be a writing fellow visit us during one of the info session:

Monday, 2/11 6 - 7 pm

Sunday, 2/17, 1 - 2 pm

Tuesday, 2/19 6 - 7 pm

All the info sessions in BAR 217. 

Communicating Science Beyond the Ivory Tower" a talk by Dr. Carl Hart*





Wednesday, Feb. 20, 4-6 pm, James Room

Using the topic of recreational drug use, Dr. Hart will demonstrate how scientific data can be used to better educate the public and to develop more effective and humane drug policies. He argues that these goals can be accomplished more assuredly if the data are disseminated via mediums that go beyond insulated, inaccessible, and cautious scientific journals and conferences, which are the conventional forums.

*Presented by the Susan Scheman Ratner '86 Writing and Speaking Pedagogy Series.










Have you read the first issue of [sic.], CAP's literary journal on communication?

Yes? Great! No? What! Why not?! Read it for free here, and stay tuned for future opportunities to submit to [sic.].

Also, visit Fellow Voices, the Writing and Speaking Fellows' blog »







*Please note that as a program at a women's college, Writing Fellows use women-centered language in our institutional communications regarding students. We also value the individual identities that students, faculty, and staff bring to campus. We encourage all members of our community to respect the pronouns as shared by each individual .

**Banner photo credit: Ashna Shome, BC '18