Writing Lab

The Writing Lab is a resource for all stages of the writing process. The lab consists of two rooms that house a total of eighty computers and a full-time Writing Clinician, who is certified in secondary English. In addition to offering a place for students to brainstorm, draft, revise, and edit their written work, the Writing Clinician offers support for students and teachers alike for writing conferences on student writing, including work for English class as well as across the curriculum; college, scholarship, summer program, and apprenticeship application essays; independent writing; and standardized testing essay preparation, including the SAT and ACT.


Contact Information

Mrs. Trish Shine


Room B-521 and B-522

412-344-2003 ext. 10521


Operating Hours:

Monday through Thursday, 7:15 am to 3:45 pm.

Fridays, 7:15 am to 3 pm.


Students should secure a pass to come to the writing lab during study hall or lunch prior to the start of the period. Students who come to the lab during lunch are not permitted to return to the lunchroom.


Conferences are welcome during student free time, but an appointment is recommended.


Plagiarism Lessons

Plagiarism Tutorial: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1NDsFXNJE5jWm3R88...

9th grade Plagiarism Contract:https://drive.google.com/open?id=1-yFkBbbix29kwNiu...

10th-12th grade Plagiarism Contract: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1BVeH231CDsV-B0_N...