UMass Dartmouth Writing & Multiliteracy Center
The WMC will be open for appointments for the Spring 2023 semester from Monday, January 23rd to Wednesday, 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
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 Friday from 10:00am-5:00pm.
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.
Online asynchronous video feedback
If you would prefer to receive feedback asynchronously, you can email your assignment, accompanying assignment materials (e.g., rubrics, assignment sheets) and any specific questions that you have for your tutor to WMC.Info@umassd.edu. You will receive a video response from one of our tutors and a written summary of feedback. For this option, please allow 48 hours in order to give our tutor 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.
You can also meet our staff, view our location and hours, and learn about what principles inform our work here at the WMC!