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The Writing Center

Say it loud.

Whether you need help brainstorming new ideas or editing a final draft, the Writing Center can help. Our philosophy is to empower young writers and to assist them in taking ownership over their own writing as they improve through one-on-one attention.

Successful student writers transform into peer tutors, who, along with the Writing Center’s director and writing coach, meet with writers throughout the school day and into the hours of evening CQ.

Writing Center is available during the academic day (8:30 a.m. - 3:15 p.m.) on the 1st Floor of the Eppley Hall of Humanities and during Closed Quarters (CQ) on the 2nd Floor of the Huffington Library. Email the Writing Center to make an appointment.

How We Can Help

  • Writing Assignments
  • College Admissions Essays
  • SAT Preparation
  • Scholarship Applications
  • Résumé/Cover Letter Writing
  • Honors Projects
  • Speech Writing
  • Personal Writing
  • Creative Writing
  • CQ (Closed Quarters, Study Time) Tutoring
  • Writing Contests

Let's Do Something Together

The Writing Center holds contests throughout the year ranging from inventing your own word to writing a short story. These contests include:

  • Chills and Thrills Contest
  • Imaginary Words Contest
  • The Academies Awards

“They are my go-to people because they understand what I’m struggling to say in my writing—and they help me say it loud.”May NguyenStudent

Additional Resources

Direct Learning Support Services for Students with Documented Learning Differences and Needs

Students with documented learning differences seeking accommodations in the classroom and on standardized test must submit current (last 3 years) psychoeducational or neuropsychological evaluations administered by a licensed institution. Students with a diagnosis affecting learning performance may be eligible to receive the following services:

  • Development and implementation of an accommodation plan individualized to match a student’s specific learning profile based on submitted documentation of a learning difference and learning needs.
  • Standardized testing accommodations based on submitted documentation of a learning difference and learning needs.