Academic Programs

The Writer's Block

Center for Writing Skills

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

List of 5 items.

  • 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 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
3100 Lakeland Drive, Flowood, MS 39232 | 601-939-8611
Mail: P.O. Box 4940, Jackson, MS  39296 |
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