The Writing Lab is Back in Business!

Salutations, SDA!

I am excited to announce that the SDA Writing Lab is open for business for the 2017-2018 school year!

In case you weren’t aware of our existence, the Writing Lab is a free (yes free!) on-campus writing tutoring service set up by the SDA Parent Foundation to assist SDA students with all of your writing needs, including but not limited to college essays, analytical writing, research papers and reports, and even creative writing. If you write it, we can help revise it! Even if you haven’t written it yet, you can always book an appointment to brainstorm ideas, make notes, and create outlines for your work. And did I mention it’s totally free??

Already thousands are lining up at my office door for an appointment, so make sure that you book yours soon! (Okay, not literally thousands, but still, book an appointment if you need assistance!)

HOW TO BOOK AN APPOINTMENT

To book an appointment, please visit out website’s “Make an Appointment” page HERE. You will find all the information you need to book an appointment through our Google Calendar. All Writing Lab sign-ups will be conducted online now, so make sure you have visited the website and made your appointment official!

Our hours for this semester are as follows:

Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 8am-12pm, 1pm-3:30pm

Appointment typically last between 10-30 min per session. However, if you feel that you need more time with me, you can book up to two half-hour sessions daily, so up to a 60-minute session.

Though it is not required, please consider dropping off or sending in the assignment you wish to work on during our sessions at least 24 hours in advance of your scheduled appointment. That way I can get a head start on reading your work before you come in so our time during sessions will be much more efficient.  You can spend less time wait for a tutor to read your paper and more time learning about what make you a great writer!

The most important thing for students to know is that I am here to help YOU become a better writer. The tutoring process is a collaborative effort, so it is very important to me that you are able to feel comfortable having a conversation about your writing. Therefore, I will work to make our sessions as laid-back as possible so that anytime you have a question, you can always feel free to ask. As I said, the tutor is there for YOU!

TEACHERS: SIGN UP FOR CLASSROOM VISITS

I’m happy to make time to visit your classes and help students one-on-one with their writing assignments or to conduct a presentation about a particular topic.

To book time with me, visit our Make An Appointment Page and book a time or if you’d like to book me for multiple periods, you can also shoot me an email at SDAWritingLab@sduhsd.net to sign up!

Teachers can also make appointments for students if they feel they need the extra help by making an appointment or sending an email.

THE WRITING LAB BLOG

As an added bonus for everyone, I will also be working on building the Writing Lab’s Blog with new posts and new articles about topic and information relevant to writing, analysis, thesis statements, screenplays, and everything in between!

Consider this an extra resource for your work or as something interesting to read in your spare time. I will try to vary the topics as much as possible to keep the blog fresh and exciting!

Students and teachers can check in every week for new posts or can subscribe to our blog if you also have a WordPress account.

OTHER QUESTIONS

If you have any other questions about the Writing Lab or any of the services we offer, please send us an email anytime at SDAWritingLab@sduhsd.net. We will do our best to answer your questions as soon as possible!

With that, all I have left to say is thank you to SDA and the Parent Foundation for making this possible! I am excited about the directions we can take things in the center this year and I look forward to working with students and faculty this school year!

Read. Write. Grow.

-Mr. S.

 

 

 

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