CSWIM Student Resources

The CSWIM helps students take their writing to the next level. We provide free one-on-one consultations with Writing Partners, Speaking Partners and Image Partners. Fellow Pomona students are trained to help their peers assess and improve their own work.

We offer:

  • Scheduled appointments online and in person, 7 days a week. 
  • Drop-in consultations In person, Sunday-Thursday 8-10PM and Fridays 1-3PM. 
  • Specific courses with attached Writing Partners
  • Regular meetings with Writing Partners to help you improve your writing over time

We can help you:

  • Make sense of an assignment
  • Develop your ideas, thesis, or argument
  • Learn an effective writing process
  • Organize and structure your writing
  • Refine introductions, conclusions, transitions and body paragraphs
  • Design more effective sentences and recognize patterns of error
  • Identify the weakest elements of your writing so you can focus when you revise

We can work with you on:

  • Written and oral assignments for any course, including lab reports and presentations
  • Professional writing, including personal statements, cover letters, and resumes
  • With advance notice, foreign language assignments, creative writing, advanced science papers, and long-term projects

We are located in Smith Campus Center, Suite 148, across from the mail room on the ground floor. Contact us at CSWIM@pomona.edu.

We also offer handouts on writing strategies and writing in specific disciplines, as well as resources on academic integrity and other online materials.