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"Despite what a poster said or an adult encouraged, the writing process is as individual as one’s fingerprint." --Betsy Hubbard

SHS Writing Center Mission

To provide a productive and comfortable environment
where students can work toward becoming fully independent writers
capable of creating authentic and original writing.

 

Hours

The Writing Center, located in the SHS Library, is open from 7:35AM to 2:20PM. BOOK A CONSULTATION NOW! 

Drop-ins are welcome; however, they will be taken after scheduled appointments.

24/7 Writing Resources

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Why Visit the Writing Center?

  • Work on a writing assignment (any subject) if/when your classroom teacher isn't available.
  • Plan out a long-term writing assignment. Scheduling several staggered sessions will ensure that students make weekly progress on long-term assignments.
  • Improve general writing skills and address areas of frustration/resistance regarding the writing process.
  • Review exemplars before an in-class writing assignment to enhance understanding of the specific writing task.
  • Brainstorm ideas, plan, or revise a college essay.
  • Challenge yourself to publish in writing contest or publication such as Gambit, On My Mind, or TeenInk.

How to Make the Most of Your Writing Center Session

  • Start with your teacher; be sure you understand the assignment and the teacher's expectations.
  • Bring a copy of the assignment and any related notes/exemplars/rubrics.
  • If you have already started the assignment, have a printed draft ready or be able to quickly access your draft via Microsoft 365.