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  • 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. 


2019 Charles Moran Best Text Contest Winners

April 22, 2019

The winners of the 2019 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)...

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...

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Course Director (CD) Group Meeting

10:00 am to 11:15 am


Practicum 698V

4:00 pm to 5:00 pm


New TO Workshop

10:00 am to 11:15 am


Course Director (CD) Group Meeting

10:00 am to 11:15 am

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This semester the Resource Center Staff will be hosting a series of Coffee Chats. These chats are informal conversations centered around a topic related to the teaching of writing. Chats will be on the following Fridays (2/22, 3/22, 4/5, 4/19) from 2:30-3:30 p.m. in 1321 Du Bois Library. Following each chat, the Resource Center staff will post a summary of the conversation on the reflective teaching blog. If you are looking for good conversations about teaching and writing—and a cup of coffee—please join us!

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