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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. 


Writing Program Spring Symposium Examines ‘Writing Vulnerabilities and Contemplative Practices’ in the Classroom

January 16, 2020

The Writing Program's Spring Symposium and General Meeting will be held on January 17, 2020 at 11:30 am in the upper floor of the Old Chapel.  This year’s Symposium guest speaker is Dr. Tara...

Writing Center Hosts High School Students Interested in Starting Their Own Center

October 31, 2019

On October 9, a group of ten high school students from Deerfield’s Frontier Regional School visited the UMass Writing Center to observe tutoring sessions and meet with staff as part of the high...

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Practicum 698V

4:00 pm to 5:00 pm

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On Oct. 11, Dr. Shawna Shapiro, Associate Professor at Middlebury College and Director of their Writing & Rhetoric Program, spoke on the challenges and best practices for supporting multilingual students in our courses. Dr. Shapiro's research focuses on high-school-to-college transitions for immigrant and refugee students, as well as on curricular innovation to include multilingual/ESL students. This event was part of the "Supporting Linguistic Diversity at UMass" Mellon Mutual Mentoring Team, organized by Dr. Rebecca Lorimer-Leonard, Dr. Anne Bello, and Dr. Anna Rita Napoleone.

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