Writing Center




Garden City High School


 Seniors:  Check out the link "How to Write a College Essay!"  Make sure to stop by the Writing Center


The Writing Center

A Place On Your Path To Better Writing

What is the Writing Center?

The Writing Center is a program that guides students on their journey to becoming better writers.  We will help you find your way as you search for ideas, organize your thoughts, discover your voice, improve sentence fluency, hunt for words,  and conquer conventions like spelling and punctuation.

With what kinds of writing is the Writing Center willing to help?

The Writing Center staff is more than happy to help you with any kind of writing.  Feel free to seek help with assignments from any subject, college application essays, creative writing, resumes, speeches or whatever else you happen to be working on

At what stage in my writing should I visit the Writing Center?

You can visit whenever you’d like.  You can even visit before writing anything.  The one favor we ask, is that you visit while there is still plenty of time to make changes to your work.  In other words, schedule appointments at least a day or two before the work is due.

 Where is the Writing Center located?

The Writing Center is adjacent to the library.  Simply enter the library, go past the magazines, through the Math Lab, and you’ll find the Writing Center.

When can I get help?

The Writing Center staff is usually available all day, every day.  We recommend making an appointment because we are available on a first-come, first served basis.  At times we are able to accommodate walk-ins. 

How do I make an appointment?

Sign up for an appointment by visiting the Writing Center.  A blue binder serves as our appointment book and is located inside the Center on top of the counter to your right as you enter.  If a staff person is on hand, he or she will certainly be willing to help you.

What should I expect from my visit?

You can expect to discuss your work with a staff member.  Through discussion you should discover some helpful approaches to beginning or improving your work.   We hope each student leaves with more knowledge about himself as a writer and with more strategies for improving his writing.

What shouldn’t I expect from my visit?

You shouldn’t expect the staff person to “fix” your paper for you.  The Writing Center guides you rather than providing you with “the answers.”  We aim at helping you become more skilled at writing, not at writing an error-free paper.



Good writing is supposed to evoke sensation in the reader--not the fact that it is raining, but the feeling of being rained upon."
E.L. Doctorow