WAMs (Writing Associate Mentors)


The WAM Program pairs WAs with students in a semester-long, one-on-one relationship focused on the writing process. Given the individualized support the WAM Program offers, each relationship is different. All WAM relationships, however, further the Writing Program's desire to meet the needs of a diverse community of learners and writers, focusing on all stages of the writing process and on writing concepts such as structure, argument, and clarity. Last semester, there were four partnerships.  They included work on senior theses, transitions to college writing, and writing for unfamiliar disciplines.   

WAMs can help with:

  • research methods
  • prewriting techniques
  • information organization
  • argument development
  • revision strategies

The WAM application period for the spring semester is now closed. Those with questions are encouraged to contact WAM Coordinator Alli Shultes via email.