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Academic Achievement Center at MassBay

Your dreams. Our mission.

Reading & Writing Center

WHO ARE WE?
We are professional learning specialists who support and engage MassBay’s diverse students from every department and program in developing as competent and self-confident academic readers and writers.

  

WHAT DO WE DO?
We hold individual conferences with student writers and readers. We focus on specific coursework and improvement of drafts at every stage of the writing process--from getting started with an assignment to revising a paper.  After meeting with us, a student often improves in these areas:

  • Setting challenging but achievable academic goals;
  • Understanding a reading/writing assignment for any class;
  • Separating an assignment into clear and manageable steps;
  • Organizing and outlining ideas;
  • Using ideas and notes to support planning or revising an essay;
  • Examining sources and evidence to establish credibility and authority;
  • Revising a paper for improved grammar, punctuation, or word choice;
  • Developing effective reading and study skills;
  • Becoming a more fluent writer as a non-native English speaker; and,
  • Citing sources in MLA or APA format.

HOURS
Wellesley Hills: Mon-Thurs 8AM-7PM, Fri 8AM-5PM, Sat & Sun 11AM-3PM
Framingham: Mon/Wed 9AM-6PM, Tues/Thurs 9AM-5:30PM, Fri 9AM-4PM, Sat 10AM-2PM


Schedule An Appointment
LOCATIONS
Wellesley Hills: Room 215
Framingham: Inside Library, Room 303


For more information, call 781-239-2632 (Wellesley Hills) or 508-270-4213 (Framingham) or email aac@massbay.edu.


Links for writing support

Contact Info:

Ned McGuire,
Reading/Writing Center Coordinator
Framingham Campus,
Room 305A
508-270-4285
emcguire@massbay.edu



Sean McCarthy,
Learning Specialist
Wellesley Hills Campus,
Room 211
781-239-2624
smccarthy@massbay.edu



Chaya Radin,
Learning Specialist
Wellesley Hills Campus,
Room 213
781-239-2633
cradin@massbay.edu