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Welcome to Highline College Writing Center

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Welcome to the Writing Center

The Writing Center is a friendly, judgment-free space for all Highline students to get support from with any type of writing. We help student writers strengthen their writing skills through peer collaboration and mentorship.

We don’t just help with English assignments; our consultants are excellent at helping writers from many different classes and styles. They act as experienced readers and writing mentors, and they give suggestions to help you improve as a writer.

Whether a student needs help understanding an assignment, developing ideas, revising a paper using faculty feedback, or addressing grammar issues, the consultant will have a conversation with you and help you develop strategies for completing the current piece of writing as well as support to improve your writing overall.

The consultant will not “fix” your paper for you. Learning happens over time, and the consultant will support you through your progress rather than doing the work for you.

Services for Students

We support student writers in a variety of ways.

  • One-on-one consultations: Students can schedule either 25– or 50-minute consultations with a writing consultant. They may have up to 2 total hours of consultation each week.
  • Writing workshops: Each week, consultants also lead workshops about specific writing topics, such as sentence structure, source documentation, and self-assessment. These workshops are group-based and hands-on.

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Writing Center Hours

DayRegular HoursSummer Hours*
Monday8 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.8 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Tuesday8 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.8 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Wednesday8 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.8 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Thursday8 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.8 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Friday8 a.m. - 1 p.m.Closed
* Summer 2017 hours will begin the week of July 17 (July 21 first Friday closure) and end with the last Friday closure on September 1.

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Contact Information

Phone: (206) 592-4364

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Locations and Directions

Writing Center
Building 25, Floor 6

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Highline College
Writing Center

P.O. Box 98000 M/S 25-6
Des Moines, WA 98198-9800

Department Directory

Shon Meckfessel
Writing Center Director
(206) 592-3305
Email: smeckfessel@highline.edu

Nicole Sam
Lead Writing Consultant
(206) 592-4364
Email: nsam@highline.edu

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