Jacobson Center for Writing, Teaching & Learning
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.
Important COVID-19 Information
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, onsite appointments and drop-in hours with professional staff and peer tutors at the Jacobson Center ended on March 13, 2020. Services resume online on March 30.
For updates on writing, peer tutoring and learning specialist services, please see our News & Announcements box. You can continue scheduling writing appointments by clicking on the button below.
For more details, faculty, students and staff are encouraged to keep checking this website or to contact a member of the Jacobson Center. For updates on Smith’s response to the COVID-19 outbreak, please visit the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) page.
An Interdisciplinary Student Journal for Writing-Intensive Courses
“I think the cake, while simple, exemplifies the Biddle family and their cookbook. It is rich and fulfilling, yet sophisticated in a minimalist way; exactly what they were trying to portray with their food: a humble and refined expression of their immense wealth and cultural influence within the city of Philadelphia. In a way, this recipe book is very similar to modern “coffee table cookbooks” and the Martha Stewart era of cooking.”
—excerpted from Emma Tierney ’22, “What Would Mrs. Biddle Serve?: Food as Social Currency in Gilded Age Philadelphia," Smith Writes, Fall 2020