Q: Why should I come to the Writing Center?
A: Students should come to the Writing Center because it gives them a chance to have more eyes on their papers. Tutors are trained to pick out grammar errors and help students with every part of their paper, whether it be the introduction, the content, or understanding the prompt.
Q: When should I schedule a session?
A: The best point to schedule a session would be after you've either made an prewrite or a rough draft.
Q: Who are the tutors?
A: The tutors are Juniors and Seniors at Lindblom who are skilled not only in writing but are also able to tutor in the other subjects taught. They are handpicked by our director and the Lindblom librarian Mrs. Caneva; She reviewed their written work and determined who would be best fit in the tutoring positions.
Q: How am I paired up with a Writing Center tutor?
A: Students are paired with tutors based on the assignment they are working on. Tutors are paired based on their strengths in the areas students wish to improve upon or need assistance in.
Q: How long do sessions last?
A: Sessions can last as long as the student needs depending on how long the block is. Students can come in during A, B, C, or D period or before or after school by appointment. Blocks are 50 minutes long, and students can take up the whole period
Q: Can I leave my paper with the Writing Center tutor and pick it up later?
A: No. We are not a paper correcting service. We are more than willing to sit with you and go through your paper though.
Q: How do I become a tutor?
A: To become a writing center tutor for the following year, you must sign up for the course, be recommended by your currently English teacher, and submit your best piece of writing from any subject matter to Ms. Caneva.