The Writing Center

Writing support is offered in 3 ways:

  • Face-to face sessions on campus;
  • Phone sessions (graduate students only); or
  • Online where graduate students receive feedback via email.

Off-site and online students, please click here

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Mission

The mission of the Writing Center at Simmons College is to foster academic excellence by providing resources and support that meet the needs of graduate and undergraduate students. The Writing Center offers one-on-one tutoring, workshops and presentations designed to strengthen students' academic reading, writing, critical thinking, and research skills. The Center works with faculty across schools and programs to address students' academic and discipline-specific writing needs.

Goals

To strengthen students' academic reading, writing, critical thinking, and research skills

Learning Outcomes

Students will be able to...

  • prioritize which aspects of their work they want to improve
  • use strategies and resources to develop skills
  • apply with confidence what they have learned
  • plan next steps

Our tutors:

  • address your writing concerns whether you are writing your first college paper or completing a graduate thesis; and
  • are trained to work with the writing of native as well as non-native speakers and offer support for the full writing process: reading, planning, drafting, revising, citing, and self-editing.

Our philosophy is that students "own" their papers.  We believe that the best way to help students is to guide them in the process of thoughtfully thinking about their papers.

See what students are saying about our services:

The Writing Center has been extremely helpful with my personal statements for graduate school. I truly believe that the help I received played a big part in my acceptance to a PhD program. The staff is always generous with their time and gives extremely helpful advice. It's great to have other people look at your work before you submit it, but it's also wise to have people who do it on a regular basis look over it, as well. I highly recommend visiting the Writing Center - and best of all, it's FREE!!! (B.Y.)

Each time I went to the writing center, I learned something new. Not only did the tutors help me improve my writing skills, they also provided me with the encouragement and support I needed to be able to confidently and independently write future papers. The writing center is a great place. (P.S.)

The writing skills of the Simmons student tutors helped me immeasurably as I navigated the written expression of my scientific presentation the Nursing Doctoral Capstone. This hidden gem of a resource should not be missed or dismissed!! (M.F.)