Writing Resources for Students

Recognizing the importance of learning to write well, Bates College provides a sequence of writing-attentive courses beginning with the first-year seminar and culminating with the senior thesis. From senior faculty members to first-year students, Writing at Bates serves all members of our learning community. Whether you’re looking for help on a specific assignment or simply want to chat about the ins and outs of college writing, we at Writing at Bates are here for you.

Thesis Support

Writing Requirements

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

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.

Professional Staff

Our Director and Assistant Directors welcome students, faculty, and staff who want to learn more about critical thinking, writing well, and incorporating writing into courses.