Welcome to the Writing Center!
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!
The Writing Center is Hiring for the 2014-2015 Academic year
Interested in working as part of the Writing Center? We're hiring for the next academic year and have opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students. Click here to learn how to apply!
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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