You’re going to write a lot at Westmont: writing is a vital means of exploring the Christian liberal arts and progressing in major areas of study. At some point, you’re probably going to wish you had some help coming up with an essay topic, working out ideas, creating a thesis, organizing your paper, integrating sources, polishing your sentences, or simply understanding an assignment prompt. You might, in short, find yourself worrying about how to approach writing assignments and how to write with excellence.
Fortunately, peer tutors are on duty at the campus writing center (Writers' Corner) five days a week to help you improve your papers, and they’re happy to work with you at any stage of the writing process. Tutors are selected both for their abilities in writing and their skills in working with people. They love talking about essays—whether they’re talking through options for developing an argument or helping you with more precise and powerful phrasing.
These valuable tutoring services are free and available with no appointment necessary. Enter the library's Learning Commons, then drop by the writing center in VL 215. Each semester, the tutoring schedule is posted at the writing center and on the English department's website: typically, afternoon/evening hours are available Monday‐Thursday after 4 p.m. and Sunday after 6 p.m. Come to Writers’ Corner with any writing project. Spend less of your time at Westmont worrying about writing—and develop your craft as a writer while you’re here.