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Read Smith’s UPDATED plans as of August 5, 2020,
for an entirely remote fall 2020 semester.

Jacobson Center for Writing, Teaching & Learning

Two people sitting in the Jacobson Center discussing papers

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


An image of a page in the Biddle Family Cookbook
Photo by Patrick Fore on Unsplash


Smith Writes
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



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