Writing Center

The SSW Writing instructor—Magdalena Zapędowska—welcomes you to Smith SSW and invites you to watch this short video about the academic support services she offers. 

Individual Writing Counseling

Our experience has shown us that all writers can benefit from feedback on their writing, no matter what their level of expertise, so make appointments with us to discuss your work at any stage of the process. We can help you break down an assignment, brainstorm ideas, create an outline, organize first drafts and polish final papers. We’re here to help you produce your best work by building on your strengths. We also offer more specialized work for English Language Learners and people with learning differences. 

Schedule an appointment

Writing Workshops Term 1

All workshops are on Wednesdays from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. in Seelye 204. 

To register, please email mzapedowska@smith.edu by the preceding Tuesday. 

June 14 - Managing Your Coursework
The fast pace of the SSW summer academic session makes effective time and coursework management all the more important. In this workshop you will learn how to create a manageable schedule for yourself, how to manage a large reading load, and how to plan for crunch times.  

June 21 - Overcoming Writing Anxiety
All writers experience writing anxiety to a greater or lesser extent but this anxiety can be especially intense if you’re returning to school - and to writing - after a long break. In this workshop you will learn strategies for overcoming or minimizing writing anxiety so it doesn’t hider your academic success.

June 28 - Developing Your Own Writing Process
At the SSW we believe that writing is a process rather than a finished product. In this workshop you will learn about stages of the writing process and begin to develop a process that works best for you.