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Spark Writing Coaches

The Spark Writing Coach program is a peer tutoring initiative designed to assist students at the School of Music work on developing their writing and communication skills. Spark identifies Writing Coaches from our student body and facilitates meetings between them and students who seeks help. 


What kinds of support do coaches provide?

Spark Writing Coaches can assist students with all aspects of the writing and research process. This includes finding academic sources for projects, navigating library resources, outlining, drafting and proof-reading papers. Additionally, our coaches are happy to help with resumes and CVs, personal statements, and other professional materials that our students might need assistance with as well.

Do I have to have a complete project/draft before meeting with a Writing Coach?

No! Students can meet with coaches at any stage of the research/writing process. In fact, we encourage students to work with coaches to refine sections or components of projects. 

How can I begin working with a coach?

Our coaches work with students through a variety of formats including in-person meetings in the School of Music Library or virtual meetings via Zoom.  These meetings should happen in “real time”, and not asynchronously.

If you are interested in working with a writing coach, email to schedule!


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