Schedule an Online Appointment or Email Consultation

A student and a writing associate organize the parts of an essay using white boards and sticky notes.

Writing Consultations

The Writing Center can help you to brainstorm, organize, revise, or reflect on your writing. Schedule a meeting at any stage in your writing process. Use our web scheduler to book a 45-minute appointment with videoconference, or to initiate a consultation over email.

Make an Appointment

All current Amherst College students, staff, and faculty may visit the Writing Center to discuss any writing or public speaking project, from a course assignment to a thesis, a short story to a personal statement. Five-College students may make an appointment to discuss work for an Amherst College class.

Public Speaking

Meet with the Associate in Public Speaking, Susan Daniels, to plan, revise, and rehearse your presentation, or to learn strategies for relaxing and gaining confidence in front of a live audience. To schedule a consultation, email Susan


Schedule a meeting at any stage in your writing process with any member of the Writing Center staff

For your appointment, please bring your assignment or writing prompt along with your work in progress (e.g., draft, notes, or outline). You and the associate may decide to work on the screen or with a printed copy of your work. A printer is available for your use at the Writing Center.

To discuss a draft longer than 8 pages, please schedule two appointments and email your draft to the writing associate before the first appointment. Please note that (a) the two appointments do not need to be successive and (b) you do not need to attend the first appointment.

Please mark your appointment on your calendar and allow at least 24 hours notice if you must cancel or reschedule.

If you have any questions about the Writing Center or its online scheduler, please contact director Jessica Kem at