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Welcome to the Writing & Reading Center

The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth Writing and Reading Center is part of the Academic Resource Center (ARC), a federal TRIOstudent support service in operation since 1976. Whether students need writing help, tutoring for courses in humanities or social sciences, skill-building, or support for physical or learning disabilities, the WRC staff is ready to help.

Welcome Video


Former WRC tutors, Adam‌Turner and Jordan Ochs, created a welcome video to explain our philosophy to enable student success.  After viewing this video, you will have a good understanding of how the WRC staff will help you, how tutoring sessions will work, what to expect when you come to your appointments, and how you will be ultimately better prepared for your coursework here at UMD.   The video also features testimony from students describing their positive experiences at the WRC, as well as testimony from staff members

You can access the video on Youtube

University Workshops

We host several workshops throughout the year for the campus community, particularly our TRIO grant clients.  The workshops we offer are traditionally on these subjects:

  • Resume Writing
  • Creative Writing
  • Writing Personal Statements
  • Public Speaking

Mission Statement

Staffed by peer tutors, our services are used by both undergraduate and graduate students. It doesn't matter if you have only one question or if you need long term assistance in one or more areas; the WRC exists to help students be successful at UMass Dartmouth.  Here you can view the full Mission Statement.