A Writing Center is fundamental to have in a high school. It enriches students with support and guidance that a teacher cannot provide and unlocks hidden potential in students.
When writing a paper, students should be able to get meaningful advice and instruction from their teachers whenever they need it. In actuality, that is quite the opposite. Many teachers have a lot of students and do not have the time to sit down with them to discuss essays when a student is confused. If students are lucky enough to get direct help from a teacher, the comments can be very vague and provide no help. Without a teacher’s support, students are left with no one to ask for help which can be discouraging due to the fact that “...students also need someone to sit with them, one-to-one, to help them notice what’s important in their learning to write and in their own writing, and then act on both”(12). Students need to have a support system in their favor, not against them.