What is the C. Milton Wrighting Center?


Savannah TerVeen

I sat down with student director, Kaitlyn Lavella, to ask her some questions about what the writing center is. Maybe you’ve considered going and want some more information, or maybe you’ve never even heard of it before. Regardless, the writing center is a resource that is here for you. 

Q: What is the writing center? 

A: “The writing center is a service where people can come to get help or advice on any sort of writing they are working on.” 

Q: What type of sessions do you offer? 

A: “We offer virtual, mailbox, and In-person session.” 

Q: Who are the advisors? How qualified are they? 

A: “All of the advisors are students at CMW. They go through an application process and staff training over the summer. Additionally, we have monthly staff trainings and meetings.” 

Q: Why should go to the writing center? 

A: “We are a resource for anyone who needs/wants it. Some people want to come for school related writing or personal so they can learn from something else.” 

Q: Where can I go for in-person sessions? 

A: “You can come to room 211, it’s Mrs. Floros’s classroom.” 

Q: How can I book an appointment? 

A: “If you want to sign up for an In-person session, you can do so outside of room 211 on the clipboard. Virtual and mailbox sessions can be booked or requested through Itslearning.” 

Q: Can I just walk in? 

A: “Yes, as long as we are open! Our hours are 7:05-7:25 a.m. and 2:10-3:00 p.m. on Tuesday through Thursday.” 

Q: What types of writing can you help me with? 

A: “Any type of writing at all. Anything you’d like to discuss. We will help you with school related writing, college essays, and even personal writing.” 

Q: What can you expect from a writing session? 

A: “Typically, we start by discussing where the writer is in their writing process. We will ask the writer to read what they wrote and then discuss what can be improved.” 

Q: What should I bring to a writing session? 

A: “Just the writing! You could also bring the assignment requirements/rubric, brainstorming, or research. You should bring anything you will need to help you write!” 

Q: What are some examples of what advisors can help me with? 

A: “We help with all stages of the writing process- that could include brainstorming, outlines, structure, filling requirements, and more. It’s very open, we are here to help with anything you might need.” 

Q: Does my teacher need to know? 

A: “Not unless they have required you to go.” 

Q: Are there any myths about the writing center you would like to set straight? 

A: “Yes. One myth is that the writing center edits and revises papers. We don’t edit papers, we help writers.” 

Q: Are there any other events that the writing center is hosting? 

A: “Yes! We are hosting the novel writing club through the month of November once a week. For anyone interested” 

Q: After my session is over can I return at a later date? 

A: “Absolutely. We have plenty of repeat writers, you can come back as many times as you want.” 

Q: Do you have anything you’d like to add? 

A: “The Writing center is here to be a resource. Our sessions aren’t long, if you are struggling or just want a second pair of eyes to look over your writing, please consider coming to the writing center. We are here to help you.”