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CSSE/Academic Support - Writing Associates 

Who May Receive Assistance?                                                                                                    

All MCLA Students!Writing Associates

  • students who drop in needing individual or group help with their writing
  • students who are referred by faculty
  • students for whom English is a second language
  • students who are enrolled in First Year Experience courses

We can help you with:

  • composing a thesis statement
  • organizing and developing ideas
  • identifying resources for grammar and punctuation

We work with you in various stages of the writing process. We offer:

  • constructive feedback
  • assistance with proofing
  • assistance with citations
  • assistance with lab reports


Writing Associate Schedule ~ SPRING 2014 Freel Library

Writing Associate Table- look for the sign on a first floor table


4:30- 5:30 p.m. and 7-9 p.m.

6- 8 p.m.

2- 3 p.m. and 6-9 p.m.


4 - 7 p.m.

ONLINE:    All Associates Are Also Online During Above Scheduled Times     

You may submit a document online at any time; you will receive a response during the next scheduled time slot listed above because students who come in person receive help first.

To access a Writing Associate ONLINE: 

  1. Open First Class Client and log in. 
  2. Click On Academic Groups & Resources.
  3. Click On Send Document to Writing Associates and follow directions (be sure to include the name of the class associated with the paper you are submitting).

A Writing Associate will correspond with you by means of First Class email. 

For further information, contact Kate Heekin, Assistant Director of CSSE, 413.662.5309, or Mary Levitt, Writing Coordinator, Department of English/Communications, 413.662.5494.

STEM Associates 

STEM Associates can help you:

  • review lecture material
  • review lab requirements
  • work on homework assignments

Drop in to see them!


Monday, 7-8pm, Center for Science Room 101

Wednesday, 5-7pm, Center for Science Room 101

Thursday, 3-4:30pm, Center for Science Room 101


Tuesday & Thursday, 3:30-5pm, Center for Science Room 122


Tuesday & Wednesday, 7-8:30pm, Center for Science Room 101