De-Centering Peer Tutors: Research Applications for Undergraduates in the Writing Program

  • Skyler Konicki University of Delaware

Abstract

Until recently, undergraduate involvement in writing programs has been limited to tutoring in writing centers. This article examines the unique position of peer tutors within the writing program, reviews evidence of successful undergraduate participation in writing programs at the administrative and instructive levels, and calls on administrators to involve undergraduates in writing program research and assessment.

Author Biography

Skyler Konicki, University of Delaware

Skyler Konicki was an undergraduate peer tutor in the writing center and a research assistant in the writing program at the University of Delaware at the time “De-Centering Peer Tutors” was written. She graduated Phi Beta Kappa in spring 2011 with a degree in English Education. Since graduating, she has been teaching high school English in Smyrna, Delaware. She intends to return to the University of Delaware in the fall of 2012 to begin working on an M. Ed. in Reading.

Published
2015-09-15
How to Cite
Konicki, S. (2015). De-Centering Peer Tutors: Research Applications for Undergraduates in the Writing Program. Young Scholars in Writing, 9, 77-86. Retrieved from https://youngscholarsinwriting.org/index.php/ysiw/article/view/130
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Articles