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A Culture of Care

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for the spring 2021 semester.

Jacobson Center for Writing, Teaching & Learning

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At the Jacobson Center, we believe that all students, at all levels of expertise, can improve their writing and learning skills. To that end, we offer writing services and resources, public speaking resources, and tutoring and learning specialist services. For faculty, we offer workshops on the teaching of writing, a Mid-Semester Assessment Program, individual consultation and an array of additional resources.


Welcome New and Returning Students!

To learn more about working with the Jacobson Center, and to see the latest information, please see the News & Updates section on the About the Jacobson Center webpage. Meet the staff and learn about the center’s services in our “Introduction to the Jacobson Center” video.

The Jacobson Center Tutorial

Learn about the center’s services and how to schedule an appointment by watching our online scheduling tutorial.

An Introduction to the Jacobson Center


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Smith Writes
An Interdisciplinary Student Journal for Writing-Intensive Courses

“The appeal of fitting into the ideals of the dominant culture is undeniably strong, especially when considering the fact that most of the youth of the ballroom were just leaving the world in which they had been discriminated against and oppressed, and entering another that was ready to fully accept them as they were. When one grows up trying to reach unattainable standards, it is hard to shake those ideals, even after finally entering a space that allows you to exist simply as you are.”
—excerpted from Kali Adams ’23, “Looking Through the Windows of the Master's House,” Smith Writes, Fall 2020


Jacobson Center for Writing, Teaching and Learning

Seelye Hall 307
Smith College
Northampton, MA 01063

Phone: 413-585-3056

Hours: Monday through Friday,
8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
Sunday through Thursday,
7–10 p.m.

Administrative Assistant:
Cora Lee Drew