The Writing Center at NHS

  • Word Sherpas
     
     
     
     The Writing Center at NHS (Room 250 -- Up Red)
     

    Hours:

    Monday

    6:55am – 2:55pm

    Tuesday

    6:55am – 2:55pm

    Wednesday

    8:20am – 2:55pm

    Thursday

    6:55am – 2:55pm

    Friday

    6:55am – 2:55pm

     

     

    Click HERE to Schedule an Appointment

       

     


     

     

    RENT-A-SHERPA 

    Teachers, would you like to bring a Sherpa or two into your classroom as added resources in your writing instruction? 

    If so, we would be glad to help. Simply click below to book, and our Sherpa(s) will arrive with all the materials and help your students would find waiting for them in the Writing Center itself.

     

    RENT ME A SHERPA!

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    NEW!!!

    DIGITAL SHERPA

    Now our Word Sherpas are available to help students of Valley Middle and Woodridge Middle Schools as well as other off-campus students. NHS students may access Digital Sherpa assistance during the available evening hours only. During school, they must visit the Writing Center in Room 250.

     

    How it Works:

    Google

    Word (non-Google)

     

    1.       When possible log-in to the NHS Writing Center calendar to set an appointment. Click here for an appointment:  shorturl.at/itKNV

    2.       At your scheduled time, or when you wish to reach out for help without an appointment, E-mail the NHS Writing Center (writingcenter@northwestschools.net). Generally, students with appointments will be assisted first.

    3.       Decide the specific area of concern on which you would like the Sherpa to focus. For a complete list, see the attached sheet which will be sent to you in response.

    4.       When prompted by the Digital Sherpa on duty, please submit your work in “CAN COMMENT” mode.

    5.       Then watch the comments from the Sherpa as they appear and interact as you wish. Often a Sherpa will have specific questions regarding the assignment and its requirements. Please be prepared to respond.

     

    1.       When possible log-in to the NHS Writing Center calendar to set an appointment. Click here for an appointment:  shorturl.at/itKNV

    2.       In the “Review” section of the document, select “Restrict Editing” by clicking the box.

    3.       Click “Editing Restrictions” (#2 in the pop-up box).

    4.       From the drop-down menu, choose “COMMENTS”

    5.       Select “Yes, Start Enforcing Protection” if that is not already the default.

    6.       Save the document and rename it by adding “SHARED” at the end of its title.

    7.       Microsoft recommends that you save your document in One Drive as well.

    8.       In the top right corner, above the ribbon, click Share.

    9.       Decide the specific area of concern on which you would like the Sherpa to focus. For a complete list, see the attached sheet which will be sent to you in response.

    10.    At your scheduled time, or when you are ready to reach out for help without an appointment, E-mail the NHS Writing Center (writingcenter@northwestschools.net). Generally, students with appointments will be assisted first.

    11.    As you are submitting from a platform other than Google, the Writing Center will be unable to interact with you in real time. However, the staff member will be looking at your work and responding immediately via e-mail.

    12.    As you the Digital Sherpa will not be able to collaborate with you in real time, please be patient and refresh to watch for any comments or questions.

     

    Hours:

    Sunday

     

    7 – 9 pm

    Monday

    6:55 am – 2:55 pm

    7 – 9 pm

    Tuesday

    6:55 am – 2:55 pm

    7 – 9 pm

    Wednesday

    8:20 am – 2:55 pm

    7 – 9 pm

    Thursday

    6:55 am – 2:55 pm

    7 – 9 pm

    Friday

    6:55 am – 2:55 pm

     

     

     

    Any time during the above hours, simply e-mail our team, and the first available Word Sherpa will be in touch right away to help you with your questions. To ensure prompt assistance, an appointment is recommended. 

     

    Woodridge Middle School students,  e-mail:             

    writingcenterwms@northwestschools.net

     

    Valley Middle School students, e-mail:                     

    writingcentervms@northwestschools.net

     

    All other students, e-mail:                                         

    writingcenter@northwestschools.net

     

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    ABOUT US:

    Where is It?               Room 250 (Upper Red Hallway -- by the bathrooms) 

               

    What is It?                

    A peer-staffed service resource for ALL students wanting help with a written work for ANY class, at ANY stage of the Writing Process for papers, speeches, presentations, or any other writing-related assignment.

               

    OUR TUTORS ARE HERE TO HELP:

    • Brainstorm, discuss, and organize ideas as well as working on research strategies and documentation during the PRE-WRITING stage
    • Develop styles of composition as well as address grammatical errors/concerns during the DRAFTING stage
    • Assist students in self-evaluation of written efforts via proofreading and analysis with regard to objectives, execution during the REVISION stage
    • Work on editing and proof-reading strategies during the EDITING stage

    Who Can Use It?      

    Any student, at any level, of any degree of ability or comfort with regard to writing for any class. In other wordsEVERYBODY!

     
     

     

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    Mission Statement:

    Our goal is to help writers, of all ages and varying degrees of ability, to understand that each piece of writing is a process – a journey not a destination. It is during this process when the skills of both communicating existing ideas and discovering new ones are refined, strengthened, and implemented by the hands of courageous writers under the eyes of attentive readers.

     


    Something Good in the Making…