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Reading + Writing Center


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.


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.

Wellesley Hills:
Monday–Thursday 9:00–6:00
Friday 9:00am-5:00pm

* Please call ahead to make an appointment.

Contact  781-239-2632  or email


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