Center for Writing and Critical Thinking
Berkshire School’s Center for Writing and Critical Thinking offers students individual assistance with their writing, as well as form-specific fall forums, and the opportunity to utilize a space that is exclusively dedicated to writers and to writing. Writing Center consultants are eager to provide assistance with class assignments from any discipline, college application essays, and other independent writing projects, with the goal to offer students the help they require to best put forth their own ideas.
The Center also organizes Fall Forums – interactive presentations on a variety of topics related to writing and critical thinking – throughout the autumn. Students will, for example, have the opportunity to solve logic puzzles with Mr. Splawn, get assistance with their college essays from Mr. Mulder, and deconstruct contemporary advertising with Mr. Miller. During the winter and spring, the Center hosts visiting writers. Recent visiting writers have included Justin Allen (fiction), Patricia Smith (poetry), and Elna Baker (creative non-fiction). This year’s schedule will be available as it becomes firm.
Location: Room 212, Berkshire Hall
Extension: (413) 229-1024
Schedule: Evening Hours: Sunday - Friday: 7:30 -10 PM
Faculty Staff: Stuart Miller (Coordinator), Kelley Bogardus (English), Andrea Bowler (College Counseling, History), Devon O'Rourke (Science)
Student Staff: Christiena Auguste, George Blinick, Addie Bulock, Jimmy Chung, Bryan Gerstenfeld, Merit Glover, Regan Haas, Peter Hoover, Emily Hubbard, Hadley Laskowski, Amelia Patsalos-Fox, Sophie Perekslis, Quintin Pollart, Pratima Singh, Julia Slyer, JiWon Ryoo, Allison Toffolon (all '14)