Students who recently completed their senior theses gather to celebrate and reflect on their year 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.

Wed, Jun 20, 2018

ninja at a computer

Summer Thesis Research Table

10:30 am - 11:30 am Frost Library, 1st floor research tables

The thesis research table is a regular meet-up for students who are starting work on a thesis project to find support from each other and from instructional staff. Each week will focus on an aspect of the research and writing process; topics will be determined by the group. These might be instructional activities, discussions, work sessions or whatever works for the group. Donuts and coffee will be served! Drop in or attend regularly. Hosted by Blake Doherty of Frost Library and Jessica Kem of the Writing Center.

Students Only

Fri, Jun 22, 2018

ninja at a computer

Workshop: More than Word

This workshop will introduce writers to tools meant to help you write more productively, creatively and flexibly. There’s a lot of innovation in this area; this workshop will help you see how particular tools might enhance strengths, address weaknesses, and explore potential opportunities in your writing process. We’ll look at Scrivener, Ulysses and FocusWriter as well as a few web-based writing productivity sites.

Participants will be encouraged to share their own experiences with writing apps. Open to students, staff and faculty. Please bring a laptop; instructions for downloading free trials of software will be emailed upon registration.

Taught by Jessica Kem, director of the Writing Center.

Registration Required

Wed, Jun 27, 2018

ninja at a computer

Summer Thesis Research Table

10:30 am - 11:30 am Frost Library, 1st floor research tables

The thesis research table is a regular meet-up for students who are starting work on a thesis project to find support from each other and from instructional staff. Each week will focus on an aspect of the research and writing process; topics will be determined by the group. These might be instructional activities, discussions, work sessions or whatever works for the group. Donuts and coffee will be served! Drop in or attend regularly. Hosted by Blake Doherty of Frost Library and Jessica Kem of the Writing Center.

Students Only

Wed, Jul 11, 2018

ninja at a computer

Summer Thesis Research Table

10:30 am - 11:30 am Frost Library, 1st floor research tables

The thesis research table is a regular meet-up for students who are starting work on a thesis project to find support from each other and from instructional staff. Each week will focus on an aspect of the research and writing process; topics will be determined by the group. These might be instructional activities, discussions, work sessions or whatever works for the group. Donuts and coffee will be served! Drop in or attend regularly. Hosted by Blake Doherty of Frost Library and Jessica Kem of the Writing Center.

Students Only

Fri, Jul 13, 2018

Amherst College student presents a research poster

Workshop: Effective Poster Design

Through examples, analysis, and discussion, we will determine what makes a research poster successful, and we will discuss visual design and rhetoric, effective use of graphics, and how to engage your audience. This workshop is part 1 of the poster design series; for part 2 (an introduction to the software for poster design), go to https://tinyurl.com/AmherstPoster.

This workshop is required for all SURF students, but other Amherst College students are welcome to attend as well.

Led by Kristen Greenland, Science Librarian, and Jessica Kem, Director of the Writing Center.

Students Only