Student Resources

Individual Appointments

The SAW Center invites all current MHC and 5-College students enrolled in a MHC course to meet with an experienced SAW peer mentor to discuss their work and process. Appointments are available Sunday through Friday during the academic year. Students may sign up for an appointment using our online scheduler or visit the SAW Center during a morning/evening drop-in hour.

Discussion Practice Group

Do you get anxious about speaking in class? Do class discussions feel like they are moving too fast to jump in to? Do you find it hard to jump into a discussions to state your point? Practice helps!

The SAW Discussion Practice Group meets Sunday from 4-6 pm in Dwight 202 and is led by seasoned SAW mentors. This group provides students the opportunity to work with SAW mentors and their peers on activities to build fluency, prepare for class, and become a more confident discussion participant. The best method for building discussion skills is by actively engaging in discussions and gaining experience! The group is open to all, but is particularly suitable for students who identify as second language speakers of English or simply want to build their ability to maintain classroom level discussion. No sign up required, however, participants are encouraged to email saw@mtholyoke.edu if they would like to receive group updates and notifications.

Thesis Writing Group

The Thesis Writing Group is open to all thesis-writing seniors and is designed to provide ongoing writing support, structure, and space for thesis writers. This group is led by SAW peer mentors and offers thesis writers the opportunity to write-on-site and discuss their work in a relaxed, distraction-free environment. Group participants have the opportunity to discuss and refine your thesis writing goals, stay motivated with the help of their peers, receive feedback and advice on their writing, and discuss strategies for overcoming writer’s block and other obstacles that impede progress. This group meets Sunday afternoon, 2-4pm, in Dwight 201 during the academic year. If you are interested in joining this group, please email saw@mtholyoke.edu to be added to the group contact list to receive important updates.