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The Writing Program

The UMass Amherst Writing Program is committed to making sure every student develops the writing skills they need to be successful in their courses, their careers, and their lives. The award-winning program operates as an independent, campus-wide academic unit, offering general writing classes for first-year students and a more advanced, discipline-specific writing course for juniors.