The Mission of the Coe-Brown Northwood Academy Writing Center

Our mission is to provide an inviting and supportive environment in which student writers from across the school community can collaborate and engage in dialogue about the writing process in order to become stronger writers who are capable of crafting the best written pieces possible.

Our Writing Consultants

Our consultants are trained, experienced, passionate writers, who are excited to give back to the community conferencing with you on your writing.  They are Juniors and Seniors who have displayed excellence in writing, taking Honors and AP English courses at CBNA.

Scheduling an Appointment

Located in room 105, conferences can be scheduled through your teacher or via an emailed appointment request.  Simply email if you would like to schedule a one-on-one conference with the CBNA Writing Center!

Conference Schedule

We are available all blocks of the day during study hall, before and after school.

What to Bring to Your Conference

It is helpful if you have a copy of the assignment or writing prompt, two copies of your writing, and a pen or pencil.

The Conference Process

When you first meet your writing consultant, he or she will first ask that you fill out a pre-conference form to help identify the goals of the conference.  The consultant will then talk with you about your paper before you read it aloud.  Afterward, you and the Consultant will have a discussion on your writing.  Finally, you will be given a review sheet with your consultant’s notes to help you revise!

We Support All Stages of the Writing Process Across All Subject Areas

  • Prewriting

We can help you begin assignments by brainstorming ideas, outlining, writing thesis statements, and locating research!

  • Drafting

Bring us your latest draft!  Whether it’s the first, second, or final, we can help you with what you need!

  • Revision

We will listen and suggest improvements to your writing, targeted to your specific needs.

  • Final Editing

We can guide you with final editing including grammar and mechanics. We can also review particular areas of difficulty.

We help with all kinds of writing!

  • Critical Analysis Papers
  • College Essays
  • Research Papers
  • Senior Portfolio Writing
  • Non-fiction Essays
  • World Language Assignments
  • History Papers
  • Science Lab Reports
  • Creative Writing
  • Personal Narratives