If you enjoy writing, talking about writing, and helping other writers, then you should apply to be a WA! All majors are welcome.

WA assignments are for one semester only (mostly fall). However, WAs who perform satisfactorily and remain in good standing with CWP may remain on our roster until they graduate and will receive first consideration for any available assignments.

As a WA, you will spend an average of six hours a week (some weeks will be much busier) helping students from a variety of departments with their writing assignments. You will also attend workshops and weekly staff meetings. WAs are paid a fixed stipend per semester.


  • Responsibility
  • Discipline
  • Patience
  • The ability to communicate well in writing and in conversation


You’ll need to have the following things ready to apply:

  • names (first and last) and e-mail addresses of three Lafayette professors who can attest to your writing ability, critical thinking, and/or interpersonal communication skills
  • the class you took with each professor and the semester you took it
  • a brief (350 word max.) statement of interest explaining why you wish to become a WA
  • a sample of your academic writing that you can upload as an MSWord document or PDF file (no other formats are acceptable!)

When you have all your application materials ready, please click here to complete theĀ online application.


Tim Laquintano

Director, CWP. Associate Professor, English. 305 Pardee Hall, X5236.

Ryan Mitchell

Interim Assistant Director, CWP. Assistant Professor, English.

Emma Hetrick

Coordinator, CWP. 319A Pardee Hall, x 5233