JICHS Writing Center

WELCOME to the JICHS Writing Center!!!

WHEN: Throughout the day by appointment

Room 220

WHO: Students who need help with ANY writing assignment in ANY class!.

HOW: Contact Ms. Ballard

  • sheli_ballard@charleston.k12.sc.us

SAT / ACT Writing Resources:

Khan Academy SAT Writing & Reading Practice

Practice SAT Grammar

SAT Practice Questions

ACT Writing Practice Test

ACT Test Prep

IB Extended Essay Resources

The IB Extended Essay

A Student Guide To Writing the Extended Essay

Step-by-Step Guide to the IB Extended Essay

College Application Essay Resources

Tips from USA Today

Sample College Admission Essays

How to Write the Perfect College Application Essay


SC Council on the Holocaust $1000 Scholarship (due March 29th)

SC Council on the Holocaust Writing Contest (due March 29th)

The Atlantic Art & Essay Contest (due Dec. 5th)

"Gravel" Creative Writing Contest (due Nov. 1st)

Writing Center Services Offered:

  • Whole-class instruction on a specific topic (writing process, writing formatting (MLA & APA), conventions, writing structure/organization, revising, editing, using Google Docs to collaborate)
  • Writing workshops -- (ACT, college & scholarship applications, research writing, creative writing, and more)
  • One-on-one tutoring
  • Proofreading (with advance notice)
  • Help with publication
  •  Whole-class & individual help with writing and the research process
  • Provide teacher support/resources

Writing Instruction Resources for Teachers




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