Welcome to the Writing Center!

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We believe that every writer needs a reader. Writing Center tutors work with undergrad, graduate, staff, post-doc, and faculty writers on any academic genre at any point in the writing process. Our highly-trained tutors from a variety of disciplines help writers develop a draft, clarify an argument, gain control over sentence structure, re-organize a text, and learn to reflect on and build productive writing practices.

We meet individually with writers in 45-minute consultations both face-to-face and online. After an initial conversation about the writing project, the tutor and writer read the text and discuss options for its revision. Writers often bring just an idea or an assignment to the Center and work with a tutor on how to begin writing.

The Writing Center now offers online tutoring. Click here to find out more!


2014 Summer Dissertation Writing Retreats for Doctoral Students

The Graduate School’s Office of Professional Development and the UMass Amherst Writing Center are pleased to offer three week-long writing retreats for dissertation writers this summer. Open to graduate students from across campus, these retreats offer extensive structured time to write, receive feedback, and develop effective writing strategies.
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Spring 2014 Hours
Sunday 2pm - 6pm
Monday 10am - 9pm
Tuesday 10am - 9pm
Wednesday 10am - 9pm
Thursday 10am - 6pm
Friday 10am - 2pm

We are located in the northwest corner of the W.E.B. DuBois Library's Learning Commons.