What exactly does the Writing Center do?
The Writing Center is a free tutoring service offered to all currently enrolled at Blackman High School students. Since our consultants are also students like yourself, the Writing Center is a comfortable space to explore your writing.
How do I make an appointment?
Students wanting to use the Writing Center must stop by in advance and sign out an orange pass for the period of time they wish to use.
What do I do once I get to the Writing Center?
When you arrive for your appointment, you will be asked to sign in and return your pass. If a consultant is available, they will help you from there. If everyone is in a session when you arrive, you will be asked to wait until a consultant calls you.
What can I expect from a Writing Center session?
Your session will begin with your consultant asking you to complete the top of the session document with your name, etc. Your consultant will ask you questions about what you would like help with, and about the assignment. They will write down your concerns and questions, read over what you have so far if you have begun the assignment, and provide feedback and suggestions. The consultant will summarize the session and provide next steps on the document and give it to you to take with you. We will keep a yellow copy of the document on file. You can either keep the document you receive or give it to your teacher if it is required for your assignment.
What should I bring to the session?
If your teacher provided written instructions, that sheet would be very helpful to your consultant. If it is online, we can use one of the classroom computers to bring it up for reference. Any writing you have already done toward the completion of the assignment as well as any resources you've used (research sources, drafts, revisions, etc.) would also be very helpful. Otherwise, we will provide everything needed.