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WAMs (Writing Associate Mentors)

The WAM (Writing Associate Mentor) 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. 

WAMs can help with:

  • Research methods
  • Prewriting techniques
  • Organizing information
  • Developing arguments 
  • Revision strategies

WAM Registration for the semester is now open!

Last semester, there were many WAM partnerships. They included work on senior theses, transitions to college writing, and writing for unfamiliar disciplines. Students interested in working with a Writing Associates Mentor are encouraged to submit the WAM Request Form.  Please note that because of the limited number of WAMs available, submitting the form does not ensure a partnership; still, we will do our best to match appropriate pairings. Those with questions are encouraged to contact the Writing Program via email at writing@swarthmore.edu.