Departmental Writing Fellow

Ryan Low

 Ryan Low, 2022-2023 Departmental Writing Fellow

The Departmental Writing Fellow is a resource for all undergraduates enrolled in History Department courses (including Core/Gen Ed courses taught by History Dept. Faculty) who would like help with their writing. Whether you need help starting a paper, formulating an argument, editing a draft, or figuring out the conventions of history writing, the DWF can help!

You may sign up for a 30-minute appointment anytime throughout the week between 10am-12pm or 2pm-4pm Monday-Friday here: DWF Appointments. I can usually accommodate same day appointments during the week with at least 4 hours’ notice. Appointments can either be virtual or by request and subject to availability, in-person in Robinson Hall.

Instructions for students
I am happy to meet with you at any stage in the writing process! Please sign up for an appointment, and be sure to bring a copy of the assignment prompt with you. You can send me brainstorming materials or an outline in advance, but you don’t have to.

Special instructions for students who wish to go over a draft
If you want comments on a draft, please bring this along to your appointment. As long as the draft is shorter than 8 pages, I do not need to read it in advance. If you would like me to read a full draft of a longer term paper (8+ pages) or a thesis chapter, please email me your draft 2 hours before your appointment time.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to email me at