Babson Community Members Volunteer to Help Boston Public School Students with College Essays
On Friday November 3, 2017, Babson undergraduate students, faculty, and staff volunteered their time to advise Boston Public School students on their college essays. This collaboration is made possible by Babson’s partnership with 826 Boston.
826 Boston is a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting students ages 6- 18 with their creative and expository writing skills, and to helping teachers inspire their students to write. The Babson Writing Center student consultants and Professor Carolyn Megan collaborated with 826 Boston to make this day happen.
Babson Writing Center
The Babson College Writing Center offers consulting services for all campus writers.
The Writing Center can assist in planning, composing, revising, and editing work. Peer and Professor Consultants at the center will help you gain confidence in your writing by showing you how to develop your skills and how to make informed, effective choices in your work. We can help you find ways to improve business plans, case analyses, essays, graduate school applications, reports, resumes, reviews, and summaries. The Center provides a supportive place to practice and refine your writing so that you can enjoy success in your work at Babson and in your future educational and professional endeavors.
Professor Carolyn Megan
Carolyn Megan teaches Rhetoric, foundation courses in Arts and Humanities and the upper level Practicum in Peer Consulting and Writing. She serves as Director of the Babson College Writing Center where her interests focus on peer review and service-learning in the Greater Boston community.
Megan’s fiction and nonfiction has appeared in several journals and periodicals including The Kenyon Review, Crab Orchard Review, MS magazine and The New York Times. Her work has been nominated most recently in 2017 for the New Letters Prize for Nonfiction and in 2016 for the Black Warrior Review Prize in Nonfiction.
826 Boston is a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting students ages 6- 18 with their creative and expository writing skills, and to helping teachers inspire their students to write. Our services are structured around the understanding that great leaps in learning can happen with one-on-one attention and that strong writing skills are fundamental to future success. With this understanding in mind, we provide after-school tutoring, field trips, creative writing workshops, in-school tutoring, help for English Language Learners, and in-depth publishing projects.