Writing & Speaking

Writing and Speaking Across the Curriculum Programs, Events, and Activities:

Student-Run Writing Center Literary Magazine (PAWPrint)
Poetry Out Loud Competition Scholastic & Other Writing Contests
NaNoWriMo Creative Writing Elective
College Essay Night Senior Writing Seminar - English Department
Scholastic Writing Awards 24 Hour Play Festival 
Student-Run School News Magazine (VA Voice) Black Box Theater (Student Written & Directed)
Student-Run Writing Club Playwriting

Writing Center FAQ

List of 4 frequently asked questions.

  • Q. Where is the Writing Center?

    The Writing Center is located in the central classroom space within the Learning Center, also known as Proctor Hall.
  • Q. How do I sign up for an appointment at the Writing Center?

    Sign up for an appointment by emailing Include your name and free blocks in your request. You can also drop by the Writing Center during any Lab block and you will find a tutor on duty. Once you have signed up for an appointment, be sure to write that appointment down
  • Q. What should I bring to my appointment at the Writing Center?

    Please bring the following items to your appointment:
    • A copy of the assignment sheet that explains the assignment you are working on
    • Two printed copies of the draft you are working on, if that is the stage you are in
    • A pen or pencil
    • An open mind
  • Q. What can I expect to happen at my Writing Center appointment?

    Your tutor will ask you to explain the assignment, and then together you will set goals for the session. He or she will then ask you to read the draft out loud so you can catch any areas that might need improvement. Finally, the tutor will ask you questions about the piece and reflect back to you what he or she was unclear about in the draft. He or she will also make suggestions for how you might improve it for the final draft.