The ARC Writing Center offers free writing, reading, and language acquisition support for current students and faculty. We help students with a wide range of writing projects, from essays to lab reports to honors projects across all disciplines. Here are a few common reasons students work with us:
- Assignment Analysis & Brainstorming
Starting a writing project is often a daunting task. Writing Center tutors can help students understand an assignment, discuss the approach to a project, or work together to help students develop their papers topics, thesis statements, ideas and outlines.
- Drafting & Revision
Writing tutors can support students through the drafting and revision processes. We work together to clarify ideas and examine essay structure for ways to strengthen arguments. In the revision phase, we coach students through basic issues with grammar and syntax. Rather than proofreading or editing, writing tutors help students identify patterns of error, learn to proofread their own work, and find great grammar and mechanics resources that will equip them to be strong independent writers.
- Language Acquisition Support
We have tutors who help English Language Learners. We also support some foreign language courses at Massasoit, including: Spanish, French, and Portuguese.
- Speaking & Presenting
Tutors in the Writing Center can help students prepare for assignments that require speaking and presenting. We are happy to give you a private space to practice, or give you feedback on your speech, no matter where you are in the speech-writing or presenting process. We can also give you feedback on your writing and communication as you prepare digital presentations, brochures, or other kinds of non-essay related writing.
The Writing Center offers workshops throughout the semester on a variety of topics.
- Reading Comprehension
Writing Center tutors can support students with reading comprehension no matter the level. We are happy to work with students across the disciplines on challenging reading assignments.
- Study Skills
Tutors in the Writing Center are happy to give currently enrolled students feedback on transfer essays and application essays.