The Writing Center
Dear Students of Amherst College,
The last few days have been eye-opening for the staff at the Writing Center. We have been moved by your stories of feeling insufficiently welcomed and supported at Amherst, and we support your efforts to challenge all of us to work toward becoming a more just and inclusive community.
The Writing Center at Amherst College has as its primary mission the academic support of all students. We thank you for your courage in sharing the stories that help us to understand how we must do better. Though we have worked hard to increase the numbers of appointment hours that we offer, we now appreciate that we must redouble our efforts to make the Writing Center a nurturing, responsive, and challenging environment in which all students can comfortably thrive and grow.
Academic Year Hours
Monday - Thursday: 8am-8pm
Abbrieviated hours over Thanksgiving breakFind us on Facebook
or on Twitter @ACWritingCenter.
Amherst College is a community of writers. Though conversations about our writing happen spontaneously all over campus, the Writing Center at Amherst College is designed to facilitate such conversations. Whether you are a student working on a paper for a class, a novelist giving a public reading of your most recent work, or a professor seeking to design an effective writing assignment, we are eager to talk to you.
We offer a wide variety of services for students:
- Individual Appointments: One-on-one conversations about a specific writing project, including class assignments, honors theses, creative writing, and job/school applications; sustained instruction on different aspects of the writing process; ESL instruction; and writing counseling to address mental obstacles to effective writing.
- Writing Workshops: Group discussions of different aspects of the writing process
- Thesis Support: Guidance, support, and feedback throughout the research and writing process
And we also offer services for faculty:
- A seminar on the teaching of writing
- Conversations about different aspects of writing pedagogy
- In-class workshops designed to meet the writing needs of your students
We're located at 101 Charles Pratt Hall.
Phone: (413) 542-2139
Campus Mail: AC Box #2262