Writing Program

“At Wellesley, you can’t not write—all of the time.”

—anonymous Wellesley College student

We are proud of the writing instruction we offer students at Wellesley. We view writing as central to academic inquiry, and we understand that writing takes many different forms in different subject areas. Our goal is to help students become the best writers they can in whatever field they are studying.

A student’s experience with academic writing begins with a required First-Year Writing couse. Students can choose from among a wide range of topics in selecting their First-Year Writing course. Each course offers substantive instruction in a content area, with a central focus on writing. Writing at the college level requires handling evidence, analysis, and argument well; learning about a specific topic as one learns to write helps students master these important skills.

The Writing Program administers First-Year Writing courses, offers a small selection of additional writing courses at the upper levels, and offers tutoring in writing. For information on creative writing, see the link on the English Department webpage.

Contact Us

Contact Us

The Writing Program
Founders 124
Wellesley College
106 Central Street
Wellesley, MA 02481

Ann Velenchik
Program Director
avelench@wellesley.edu

Jeannine Johnson
Coordinator of the Writing Tutors

Yvonne Ollinger-Moore
Administrative Assistant
yollinge@wellesley.edu

Tel: 781.283.2576 or 781.283.2183
Fax: 781.283.3666