• Writing Program at UMass

    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. 


College Writing Essay featured in Fall 2017 UMass Magazine

December 05, 2017

"My Manhattan" by Brianna Parker was featured in the Fall 2017 UMass Magazine. This piece was written in Parker's College Writing course here at UMass. From the article:...

The Writing Program has moved!

August 08, 2017

Over the summer, the Writing Program made the long awaited move into Du Bois Library! The new space, which stretches across the 12th and 13th floors, includes brand new TO office spaces, communal...

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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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