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The Skyline Writing Center Goes on the Road to Present at ECWCA

The Skyline Writing Center will be on the road March 23-25, 2017 in Dowagiac, Michigan to present at this year's East Central Writing Centers Association (ECWCA) Conference.  Jeffrey Austin, the Director of the Skyline Writing Center, and Christine Modey, the Peer Tutoring Program Director at the University of Michigan's Sweetland Center for Writing, will be presenting on accounting for emotional labor in the writing center.  

The interactive workshop will engage tutors, graduate students, and directors in thinking about how to make the invisible work of navigating complex personal and professional relationships visible and valuable both inside and outside of the writing center.  The presentation will be from 1:05 pm-2:05 pm on Friday, 3/24.

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 Room B429
  7:45 AM - 2:40 PM
The Writing Center is located next to the nurse's office on the fourth floor.

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Anne Boyd | Tutor Training and Skytime
Christopher Morgan-Martin | Committees
Star Su | Social Connections

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Tommy Cohn | Data
Bailey Christensen, Bridgette Bauer, Trevor Force | Marketing
Madeline Small, Maggie Dahlmann | Social

Welcome to the Skyline Writing Center!

A Twenty-First Century Writing Center for Twenty-First Century Students
The Skyline Writing Center is a student-centered, growth-oriented environment for authentic peer-to-peer collaboration

The Skyline Writing Center, opened in 2012, is a peer tutoring program designed, organized, and staffed by students who want to help their classmates become better writers by providing a safe, judgment-free space to discuss any kind of writing from school assignments to college essays to short stories and poems. Tutors provide individualized attention that meets students where they are in their writing. 

Skyline Writing Center tutors receive rigorous, high-quality training on writing and tutoring pedagogy by reading and responding to Writing Center pedagogy, attending our weekly Skytime training sessions where dialogue about theory and practice can occur, and engagement with reflective practice both as individuals and as a cohort. Twice a year, we work with the Sweetland Center for Writing at the University of Michigan to ensure that our tutors have the tools to be the best. As a result of their extensive training, tutors are able to help any student at any stage of the creative process.

Students can visit us in-person in B429 every hour of every school day, in our Online Writing Lab (OWL), or when teachers request us to come to their classes for individual, small group, and whole group sessions.

In addition to helping Skyline students become better writers, tutors are also committed to providing meaningful showcases for student voice. Each fall, the Writing Center sponsors the Skyline Writing Prize, a competition to find the absolute best piece of student writing as evaluated by a panel of judges from across the curriculum. The competition is open to any Skyline student, and winners receive a cash award, publication in Teen Spirit, our literary magazine, and school-wide recognition for their work.

Each spring, the Writing Center publishes Teen Spirit, our literary magazine. Teen Spirit is designed, curated, and edited by a group of Writing Center students, but any Skyline student can contribute his or her fiction, non-fiction, poetry, photography, visual art, music, film, or multimedia art piece for publication. Our first two efforts have earned us "superior" ratings from the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE), which is the highest rating a publication can receive. Our third entry was rated "excellent," earning Teen Spirit three consecutive top-five finishes in the PRESLM competition.

Our respectful, empathetic tutors are dedicated to ensuring that every Skyline student has access to high-quality writing support at every stage of the writing process.