Academics

Created in 2013 under sponsor Dr. Lisa Whitney, The Writer's Block is a student-staffed peer coaching center for writing skills.  

location: room 128 (across from sh office)

hours:

  • open for walk-ins during actibity period and directed study every day unless seniors have a forum
  • open before or after school ONLY by appointment: see Dr. Whitney in room 126 or email lwhitney@jacksonprep.net at least one day BEFORE you would like to see a writing coach

what to bring when you visit the writer's block:

  • your paper (if it exists)
  • your writing handbook (if you have one)
  • the assignments
  • a writing utensil

What to expect when you visit The Writer’s Block:

  • to have a friendly, informal meeting with a student coach
  • to be asked questions about your assignment, your ideas, what you hope to communicate
  • to receive help with one or two areas of the writing process
  • to leave your appointment with a clear sense of something you can work on
  • to have the chance to make a follow-up appointment

What NOT to expect when you visit The Writer’s Block:

  • to be told what is wrong with your paper
  • to have someone else “correct” your mistakes
  • to leave with a “perfect” paper

 

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