Communication takes many forms at Bowdoin. The support that we offer for writers and speakers is equally diverse.

The Writing program offers students assistance with any aspect of their writing, from specific assignments to general writing skills. Trained peer writing assistants provide individual conferences to students working on writing assignments for any class. You can schedule a conference with a completed draft, ideas, or notes. Designed to strengthen writing skills through working with peers, this program is based on the following premises: 

  • Writers need feedback from readers;
  • Peers can give especially helpful feedback based on their experience as students and a firm understanding of the needs of fellow writers.