The Write Place is designed to assist Fenwick High School in fostering a culture of writing. We exist to assist the faculty, administration and students in actualizing one of the primary goals of a college preparatory school: to create better writers. Believing that writing is a process, we work with students at all stages in the writing process, including prewriting, drafting, revising, editing and publishing.
Lunch A, B, C
or by appointment
Located next to the Student Cafeteria
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Write Place moderator, Ms. Jen Ori or assistant moderator Ms. Theresa Steinmeyer
Six-Plus-One Trait Scoring
One of our primary goals at the Write Place is to assist faculty and students in the evaluating writing. As in any field of expertise, evaluation requires a set of criteria for measurement. Given the many layers and nuances of a piece of writing, it is crucial to identify the criteria that must be met in a piece of writing so that we can then evaluate it with the goal of improving it. Since the nature of writing assignments can vary, the standards of measurement may vary as well. It is the role of the teacher to outline these standards for students, and it is the role of students to be aware of these standards and use these standards as a means of guiding the revision process.
Below is the link to 6+1 Trait®, a project designed to give educators and students a common language for evaluating writing. The six traits identified and discussed are:
- Word Choice
- Sentence Fluency
Click here for more information on these traits and how they can be applied to rubrics and revision.
Click here for a sample Literary Analysis Research Paper Rubric that implements the language of 6+1 while adhering to the expectations of the specific paper and class.
Turn it in Resources on Plagiarism
Practices for Avoiding Plagiarism from OWL