Writing Mentorships

If you’re working on multiple papers, a senior thesis, dissertation, or other extended writing project throughout the semester, a Writing Mentorship may be a good fit for you so that you can work with the same instructor on a regular basis (usually every week or every other week). For this academic year, you’ll have the option to have an in-person mentorship or an online writing mentorship through Virtual Meetings or Written Feedback.  

The priority deadline for fall 2021 writing mentorships has passed.

If you are interested in being notified when the interest form becomes available for spring 2022 Writing Mentorships, please note your name and email address below:

Notify me when the Writing Mentorship Interest Form becomes available:

Because of the high demand for Writing Mentorships, we have historically prioritized students who have not yet had the opportunity to have a mentorship in our matching process. For this reason, you may want to think about which semester in your academic career would be the best time to participate in this program.

If you have any questions about Writing Mentorships, please email Lisa Marvel Johnson at lmjohnson32@wisc.edu.

If you would like to learn more about our Writing Mentorship program, please visit The Writing Mentorship Handbook for Writing Center Students. (Please note that we are in the process of editing this handbook for the fall semester.)

Testimonials from students who have had a Writing Mentorship:

“The most effective aspect of the mentorship included receiving guidance on setting up the questions of the chapter and ensuring that I focus on weaving the argument throughout the paper. It was also very helpful to have a weekly check-in (which required meeting goals for each session). This program is probably the best program that I’ve found for writing dissertations. I honestly have no idea where I would be right now without it. Not only have I made significant progress on my dissertation since I started this program six months ago but I have also become much more confident about sharing my research with others and with reading aloud my work. I went into this program with hope to get some feedback on my chapters but I have gained a lot more.” 

“It was a wonderful semester and I had great progress. To be honest, when I started my mentorship I never thought I would be able to accomplish so much like I did. I finish my entire literature review (50 pages), my introduction, chapter 5, and part of chapter 3 in only 2 months of mentorship!!!!”