Departmental Writing Fellow

Anthony Shannon, 2020–2021
Anthony Shannon

DWF Appointments

The Departmental Writing Fellow (DWF) is a resource for all undergraduates enrolled in Classics courses—including General Education courses taught by Classics Department 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 writing in the Classics and its sub-disciplines, the DWF can help!


I hold regular virtual appointments on Zoom every Tuesday and Thursday 3:00–5:00 pm. You may sign up for a 30-minute appointment at DWF Appointments. Please sign up no later than 9 a.m. on the day of your appointment.

For international students still abroad: You may make special arrangements with me for an appointment that is better suited to your respective time zone. If this is the case, please email me so that I might accommodate your request as best I can.

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 to our meeting. You can also send me brainstorming materials (e.g., an article, an image, a short primary text) or an outline in advance, but it is not required.

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 at least 2 hours before your appointment time. I will read up to 20 double-spaced pages of a draft. For longer drafts, please indicate the sections you would like to discuss.

Remember, your draft does not have to be 100% complete before our meeting!

For seniors thesis writers: If you would like to go over a draft of your thesis, I can only review one chapter per meeting. However, you are welcome to sign up for more than one meeting if you would like to discuss several chapters. I can also provide assistance on formatting your bibliography and provide resources for finding images to use in your thesis.


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

*List of General Education courses taught by Classics Department faculty in 2020–2021