Student-Staffed Writing Centers

montage of students at Writing Centers

Each year high school writing center staffs from across Maine gather to share ideas and discuss common issues. This conference is sponsored by MWP.

Clockwise:  High school writing center staffers from Penquis Valley HS, Nokomis Regional HS, Brewer HS, and Erskine Academy join UMaine interns to discuss common issues facing high school writing centers. Two Erskine Academy students portray a reluctant client and a skillful student coach. Harvey Kail, Director of UMaine’s Writing Center, addresses a question from a high schooler. The poster session, students teaching students in the National Writing Project tradition. A student staffer from Absolutely Write! of Erskine Academy introduces another skit. Cindy Dean, advisor to Erskine Academy’s writing center, chats about the center’s history.

Our Writing Center Resource Portal  has more information on creating student-staffed writing centers.