Writing Advisors Section is designed both as an advanced expository writing class and as a training course for the Writing Advisors.
The course emphasizes expository and argumentative writing of the kind most often required by college courses in the humanities and social sciences. We will write and revise four papers, using techniques of argument that will be useful to you in your academic life and in the working world. The topics will be drawn from what's important to us -- reading, music, sports, sex, food, money, power, speech, love and death.
The class will include discussion of readings, practice with various techniques of writing and argument, peer review, and conferences with the instructor.
The advisors work in several sites across campus (Writers House, Rosengarten Library and the Quad) and on-line, offering help on papers-in-progress to other undergraduates. They are paid by the hour, and generally work one three-hour shift each week.
To apply, go to http://www.english.upenn.edu/~writhelp/app.html