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    Since 1982, we have been an independent academic unit serving the entire campus community and remain a key part of undergraduate general education here at the University of Massachusetts. Our award-winning program's mission is to help students at UMass Amherst acquire the writing skills they need in their courses, their careers, and their lives in general. 


Anna Rita Napoleone featured in Daily Hampshire Gazette

January 22, 2019

Anna Rita Napoleone, director of the University of Massachusetts Amherst Writing Center and site director of the Western Massachusetts Writing Project (WMWP),  writes about multilingualism and her...

2018 Charles Moran Best Text Contest Winners

May 01, 2018

The winners of the 2018 Charles Moran Best Text Contest have been announced! This work was completed in one of the UMass writing courses (Basic Writing, College Writing, or Junior Year Writing)...

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Multiple computer displays

Each spring, a selected group of TOs meet to discuss technology in the writing classroom, and work on projects associated with these discussions. In this post, Chris talks about his annotated bibliography assignment in an era of "Fake News". His "re-branded" assignment is helpful for students thinking about unit 3 research, or even as a way to approach unit 4. Check out the full post on the reflective teaching blog. 

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