Students writing together at the Amherst Write-In The Writing Center offers workshops on topics related to writing, public speaking, reading, and other essential academic skills and practices. Space is limited, so pre-registration is required (unless stated otherwise). 

Note to Five-College students: when space is available, our workshops are open to students from the Five Colleges. 

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

Tue, Jan 30, 2018

Success Kid

First Year Experience: You're not new here any more! Reflections on Writing at Amherst

This workshop provides an opportunity for you to reflect on and share your insights about writing in college, now that you’ve spent a semester as an Amherst College writer: How is writing in college different from writing in high school? How have you developed as a writer? How would you like your writing to improve? What might make your process more productive? There will be time for creative individual reflection and goal-setting, as well as for lively discussion with your peers.

Please RSVP on The Hub; the first 15 students who RSVP and then attend the workshop will receive a copy of Peter Elbow’s Writing with Power. Whole Foods Desserts will be served! There will be a raffle to win a Kindle Paperwhite E-reader at this program - attendance enters you into the raffle!

Tue, Feb 6, 2018

Success Kid

First Year Experience: Don’t Fear the Application Essay! Tips to Help You Get a Head Start on Internship and Job Applications

Most writers seem to dread application writing; it’s hard to write about yourself without feeling like you’re boasting. But you could look at application writing instead as an opportunity to share your story—which is unique to you—and to demonstrate what excites you, why, and what you most want to do about it. It could be fun! This workshop provides an opportunity to learn about and practice strategies for writing about yourself, your experiences, and your goals in ways that will engage and interest your readers.

Please RSVP on The Hub; the first 15 students who RSVP and then attend the workshop will receive a Padfolio. Insomnia Cookies will be served! There will be a raffle to win a Wacom Smartpad Digital Notebook at this program- attendance enters you into the raffle!