Writing and Multiliteracy Center
UMass Dartmouth Writing & Multiliteracy Center
The Writing and Multiliteracy Center will be open for the Spring 2024 semester from Monday, February 5th through Friday, May 3rd.
At the Writing and Multiliteracy Center, we hope to challenge the stigma that only “bad” writers need tutoring support. Everyone— from first year-students to tenured faculty — can benefit from feedback.
We value a comfortable and collaborative dynamic between tutors and writers. Our goal is to help you establish or better define your confidence within yourself and your writing and as a constituent of UMassD.
Beyond focusing on creating a safe place for all on campus, we rely on fellow students to hold us accountable for upholding the standards we set for ourselves as well as standards set forth by the university.
It is our mission to:
- Foster inclusivity and accessibility
- Respect and empower all writers
- Encourage a supportive learning environment
- Be a sanctuary for all individuals, not just writers
- Direct students to other helpful resources on campus
- Emphasize the importance of synthesis and critical thinking skills, not just grammar and syntax
During the academic year, we offer three ways to receive feedback from one of our experienced tutors:
If you are on campus, you can meet with a tutor in-person and receive one-on-one feedback on any assignment involving writing or communication. You can schedule an in-person appointment by visiting us in LARTS 221 and/or by logging in to our scheduler using your UMassD credentials. In-person appointments are available Monday through Thursday from 10:00am-5:00pm and Fridays from 10:00am-3:00pm.
Online synchronous feedback
Not able to make it to campus or prefer to meet online? You can still speak with one of our tutors "live" using our online tutoring platform. To book a virtual consultation, log in to our scheduler and make sure that you select "Meet Online" when creating your appointment. Not all of our tutors facilitate online sessions, so make sure you meet with someone who has "Online" listed next to their name in the scheduler. Please note we do not use Zoom for online sessions, so please do not expect to receive a link. You must be logged in to our platform in order to meet with your tutor. This video will walk you through how to access a synchronous online session. Synchronous online tutoring is available Monday through Thursday from 10:00am-5:00pm and Fridays from 10:00am-3:00pm.
Online asynchronous feedback
If you would prefer to receive feedback asynchronously, you must download and submit this form along with the material you would like to receive feedback on. Please send the form and your writing to WMC.Info@umassd.edu. Please note that materials submitted without the accompanying form will not receive feedback. For this option, please allow 48 hours in order to give our staff members time to read over your work and craft their response.
Have questions about the WMC or what to expect from a session with a tutor?
Please check out our "Frequently Asked Questions" page.