The Hill-Murray Writing Center

Welcome!

The Writing Center is a new resource that is staffed daily by an English teacher. The center is located in the Nicholas Center and soon will offer online consultations as well. This resource is for all students at Hill-Murray, both High School and Middle School. We can assist students with all forms of writing, in all subject areas.

The purpose of the writing center is to provide one-on-one assistance for any student or staff member who is engaged in the writing process. We can assist in all areas of the writing process, from pre-writing to final formatting.

Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the Writing Center located?

The Writing Center is located at a table in the Nicholas Center atrium.

When is the Writing Center available?

Green Days: All lunches, 7th Hour, Homework Hall (after school)

Black Days: All WIN times, 7th Hour, Homework Hall (after school)

White Days: All WIN times, 7th Hour, Homework Hall (after school)

Who will meet with me?

Currently, the writing center is staffed by an English teacher, but peer tutors will be available soon.

How do I sign up?

You can stop by the Nicholas Center atrium or request an appointment by clicking the button below.

request an appointment

Can I send a paper electronically?

This feature is coming soon! Check back!

What happens during a writing appointment?

We will work with you, one-on-one, on any writing project, at any stage of the writing process. We can help you understand your assignment, develop your ideas, organize your thoughts, and clarify your ideas. We can also assist you in using sources, evidence, and/or quotations in your writing, ensuring that you cite your sources correctly.

Will you proofread or edit my paper?

Yes, to a limited degree. One of the goals of a writing conference is to teach students how to effectively proofread and edit their own work.

Links, tips & resources

Purdue OWL
Online writing lab from Purdue University, a great resource for writers.
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Easy Bib
A site to assist in writing citations, bibliographies, and more.
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Lit Web
A site with guidelines for writing about literature.
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Paper Rater
A free automated grammar & spell check, plagiarism detector, and more! Usually takes less than one minute to scan a paper.
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