Lisa Flanagan is Bowdoin's EMS (English for Multi-Lingual Speakers) Advisor. She is available for tutoring sessions 3 days a week in Kanbar Hall, Room 111.
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The Writing Assistants "were thoughtful readers of the students' drafts and provided careful constructive comments.... In fact, at times I thought the level of detailed feedback they gave to students even exceeded my own written comments!" (Faculty Member Spring 2008)
"The Writing Project forces you to spend more time on your paper. The assistant's insight was very helpful and made me hear the weaknesses and strong points of my paper." (Student, Class of 2004)
The Writing Assistants "looked at issues like thesis and organization, which are key. They helped students talk through their papers, too, which is often necessary." (Faculty member, Spring 2008)
"The most helpful aspect was the ability to talk with someone about the focus and direction of my paper. My Writing Assistant helped me be more clear and more concise with my work." (Student, Spring 2008)
"Loved working with the writing project!!! It was very helpful with the overall organization of my papers." (Student, Spring 2008)
The Writing Project is a writing-across-the-curriculum program that offers student writers a chance to talk through their ideas with a peer writing assistant. These guided conversations lead to better learning, thinking, and writing.
The Writing Project is based on these premises:
Through the Writing Project, students in any discipline work with peer Writing Assistants to improve their writing process and strengthen their writing. Writing Assistants work with students in selected courses, drop-in workshops, and semester- or year-long partnerships.
The Writing Project is located in Kanbar Hall: Campus Map »