Nobody’s Perfect! by Anabel McGuan

As a self-proclaimed “grammar nerd,” I am confident in my writing abilities. I’ve always loved reading and writing, be it essays, novels, fiction, non-fiction, or what-have-you. In addition to my position as a Shaker Writing Center Intern, I am the chief copy-editor of the Shakerite, where my job is to scrutinize every piece of writing that the newspaper publishes for errors, redundancy, unnecessary prepositional phrases, and general mushiness.

Today in AP Language & Composition, Ms. Sekicky handed back our first quiz of the year. The topic was greening — editing writing to create the most concise, precise, and emphatic version possible. I live for that stuff! So, imagine my surprise when I received a failing grade. Oops. 
Everyone can benefit from writing instruction. No matter what stage in the process or how strong a writer you are, having a second — or third — pair of eyes on your writing can be hugely beneficial. 

SWC Grand Opening!

The Shaker Writing Center is officially open for business!  We enjoyed our Grand Opening celebration on September 26, 2016. Students were invited to room 228 to check out our space, talk with the fabulous SWC Interns, find out about our services, and write a six-word memoir to add to our wall.
We are here during 6th, 7th or 9th period or after school on Tuesdays and Thursdays to help you with any writing assignment for any class at any stage in the process! Sign up outside of 228 for a session. Write on, Shaker!