Writing Resources for Students

Because Bates has such a commitment to writing, you’ll be required to take 3 writing-attentive courses, beginning with a first year seminar and culminating in a senior thesis. Writing at Bates views the sharing of writing and thinking-in-progress as a proactive and exciting part of your academic experience. Throughout your four years, you will have the support of both peers and professionals for feedback on writing.

Writing Requirements

Learn more about the goals for student writing across the four years.

The Peer Writing and Speaking Center

Peer Writing and Speaking brings together Bates students with trained peer assistants for collaborative conversation at any stage of the writing or speaking process. The program provides a convenient, student-centered option for students seeking to develop their writing or speaking.

Writing Specialists

Our Writing Specialists welcome students, faculty, and staff who want to learn more about critical thinking, writing well, and incorprating writing into courses.

Make an appointment with a Writing Specialist