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Peer Tutoring

ENGL 135.401
also offered as: WRIT 135
TR 10:30–12

Prerequisite(s): Fulfillment of Writing Requirement

Co-requisite(s): Permission of Director; Endorsement of Writing Instructor

This course is intended for capable writers who possess the maturity and temperament to work successfully as peer tutors at Penn. The course emphasizes the development of tutors’ own writing through the process of collaborative peer-criticism, individual conferences, and intensive sessions on writing, from mechanics to style. The class meets twice weekly; tutors also work two hours weekly in the Writing Center or elsewhere, and confer regularly in small groups or one-on-one meetings with the instructor. Tutors are required to write five short papers, eight one-page peer reviews, and two responses to readings. Additionally, students keep a journal and give two class presentations. CWIC-affiliated course; fulfillment of writing requirement and perission of instructor required. For more information, visit

fulfills requirements