Writing Center

Workshops and Events for Students

Space is limited, so pre-registration is required. To register, click on the workshop below, look for the "Please register here" link under Additional Information, and fill out the form. You must be logged into the Amherst College web site to access the form. If we are offering a workshop you would like to attend but cannot due to the time/date, please contact the instructor or email the webmaster

Note to Five-College students: when space is available, our workshops are open to students from the Five Colleges. Please email the workshop instructor directly to request a spot. 

Unless otherwise noted, all Writing Center workshops are held in the Writing Center seminar room, 101A Charles Pratt Hall.

Past workshops (from this year and previous) are listed here.

Tomorrow - Mon, Feb 8, 2016

Safety Last by Harold Lloyd and Wesley Stout

It’s Time to Manage Your Time

In addition to introducing a mindset that will help you improve your approach to studies, this workshop will offer you strategies for gaining control over how you use your time for managing long-term projects while still getting your daily work done, and for avoiding procrastination and perfectionism. Some of our time together will be devoted to planning your individual weekly schedule and routines, as well as mapping out of your semester as a whole. Please bring any planner you use (online or paper), along with the syllabi for your courses. The workshop will be taught by Kristen Brookes, senior writing associate. Pre-registration is required (see below).

Caution: Thesis Writing In Progress

Weekly Thesis Write-In

Frost Library, Center for Humanistic Inquiry, 2nd floor

Thesis writers, find motivation and support among your peers at the (now twice-weekly) Thesis Write-in. Drop-ins are welcome, but we encourage you to commit yourself to the regular time if possible. Research and experience show that most of us write more productively when we commit to a regular writing schedule and when we write among others.

Every Monday and Thursday. Coffee and snacks will be provided.
Sponsored by the Writing Center and Library.

Wed, Feb 10, 2016

Pratt Gymnasium

Sentence Boot Camp: Anatomy 101

This workshop is part of a five-part series on developing strength, flexibility and balance in your sentences. This week's topic is Anatomy 101: Learn the names and functions of the parts of the sentence.Wednesdays, February 10-March 9. Register for one or multiple 45-minute sessions. Taught by Jyl Gentzler, professor of philosophy and co-Director of the Writing Center and Jessica Kem, senior writing associate.

Thu, Feb 11, 2016

Caution: Thesis Writing In Progress

Weekly Thesis Write-In

Frost Library, Center for Humanistic Inquiry, 2nd floor

Thesis writers, find motivation and support among your peers at the (now twice-weekly) Thesis Write-in. Drop-ins are welcome, but we encourage you to commit yourself to the regular time if possible. Research and experience show that most of us write more productively when we commit to a regular writing schedule and when we write among others.

Note the later start time this evening, 9:00 p.m.

Every Monday and Thursday. Coffee and snacks will be provided.
Sponsored by the Writing Center and Library.