For the 2019-2020 academic year (Fall, Winter, Spring/Summer), Student Academic Success Services is seeking writing consultants for its 1:1 writing consultation and group workshop programs.
The primary purpose of these positions is to provide writing support to undergraduate and graduate students in order to assist them in becoming more skilled, confident, and versatile writers. Candidates will be required to do some preliminary training and should be prepared to work outside of the regular 9-5 work week (e.g., weekend or evening shifts).
Term dates: September 9, 2019 – July 31, 2020 (note that actual work hours assigned will likely begin in Week Four of the Fall 2019 term; any required orientation/training will take place in the two weeks prior to beginning work hours, and will be paid. Note also that spring/summer hours are limited, based on demand).
Work hours: The actual number of hours of work will be determined depending on availability of shifts/demand. The number of hours of work per week can vary from 3 hrs to 14 hrs. The rate of pay is commensurate with the rates specified in the Collective Agreement of Academic Assistants (USW).
Candidates should have a graduate degree, preferably in a writing-related field, and experience with academic writing, 1:1 consulting/tutoring, and/or teaching. Experience working with students from diverse linguistic and cultural backgrounds, particularly non-native speakers/writers of English, is strongly preferred. For a full description of the position and additional qualifications and skills, please access the following link: Writing Consultant Position 2019.
We are committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcome applications from individuals from equity seeking groups such as women, racialized/visible minorities, Indigenous/Aboriginal peoples, persons with a disability, persons who identify in the LGBTQ+ community and others who reflect the diversity of Canadian society.
Application process: Apply in writing with a cover letter and resume or CV to Susan Korba, Director of Student Academic Success Services, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications must be received by Wednesday, August 28, 2019.
Please note that only those applicants considered for an interview will be contacted.
Learn how to schedule adequate time for studying for each of your final exams – no matter how many you might have!
A Peer Learning Assistant will take you through the process step-by-step and answer your questions about revising, catching up and writing exams.
Can’t make it to the drop-in? Check out our online resources on how to make and use an exam study schedule https://sass.queensu.ca/exam-prep/study-schedules-and-the-study-plan/#TSP.
Download the exam study schedule (April 2019).
Dealing with essay exams can be tricky: how do you produce a complex and clear argument in just a few minutes?
We’ll show you how to revise, how to practice, and how to ace the exam.
Can’t make it to this workshop? Check out our online resources on essay exam success https://sass.queensu.ca/exam-prep/types-of-exam/#EEFSS.
1000 decisions to make in just three hours? SASS’ peers can help you prepare for and write multiple choice exams in any subject
Can’t make it to this workshop? Check out our online resources on multiple choice exam prep https://sass.queensu.ca/exam-prep/types-of-exam/.
As the assignments pile up and exams loom, you’re probably thinking: how am I supposed to get this much work done without catered food, scheduled breaks, and the help of the pros?
We are too! So we’re inviting you to GET IT DONE: a day of supported studying and fun in Ban Righ Dining Hall, brought to you by Student Academic Success Services.
Bring your schoolwork and working minds, because we’ll have everything you need for success, including drinks and food, a comfy study spot, and a team of trained writing and learning assistants to improve your academic work.
Course-specific exam prep
Upper-year students are here to help with questions about prep for: PSYC100, BIOL103, CHEM112, MATH121, ECON110/2, ENGL100, DEVS100, and HIST121
Drop in for 5 minutes and learn:
– how to study effectively
– common study mistakes
– where to find practice questions and resources.
As you begin work on your final assignments this year, we’ll work on a range of writing skills to suit your needs: planning, outlining, drafting, editing, and style. Bring your laptop and some work!
Most students find that they fall behind in one or more courses. It’s never too late to get back on track, so our Peer Learning Assistants have designed this class to answer your questions and produce a plan of action.
Drop by our table in the foyer of Mitchell Hall to sketch out a plan for catching up on schoolwork you’re behind on and stay healthy doing it. It’ll take 5 minutes to get all the support you need!
It’s that time of year: deadlines are piling up and exams are looming, but you just can’t get started! We’ll show you how to beat procrastination by producing a simple, personalized plan.