Archive | October, 2014

So what’s the deal: when do you use a comma?

25 Oct

Commas seem simple, right? But I always feel like I’m using them wrong. Check out this video to learn all the tricks:

‘Tis the Season for College Apps!

17 Oct

Let’s admit it: college applications are hard. So come get some help! College Application Week is coming up on November 3-7. Resources will be available during and after school for you to get help starting, polishing, or finishing your applications.

In anticipation of College Application Week, Lincoln HS will be host to a free seminar on college application and scholarship essays. Come check it out, and get your brain churning with ideas.

GET STARTED ON YOUR COLLEGE ESSAY: Wednesday October 22nd 3:30 at Lincoln, room 135
A free seminar with Essay Tutor Xander Dominitz.
·        Discussion of this year’s Common App prompts
·        What to consider when selecting topics
·        How to brainstorm to find the perfect topic
When Xander was 17, his own essay was published in the Fiske guide. A Yale admissions officer wrote him a personal note telling him it’s one of the reasons he got in. Since then, he’s read countless student essays, and culled the wisdom from the “experts.” Xander’s philosophy: there’s only one way to write a winning essay: find a kernel of personal truth, explore it deeply, and polish your prose to a fine shine.

Wondering what do this this weekend?

3 Oct

Check it out! There’re tons of literary events happening around Portland every night of the week. The folks over at Swamp Lit have compiled a comprehensive calendar for all things lit happening:  

Lincoln Writing Center is Back in Business!

1 Oct

Hello! Welcome back to school. The hot weather is sticking around and I know, it’s hard to concentrate on work! Don’t let the sunshine get you in a pickle with your teachers: check out the writing center for help!

The Lincoln High School Writing Center is now open daily from 2:30 – 4:30. Don’t wait until the day it’s due; get a handle on your essays, assignments, and research from the beginning. We can help you with assignment comprehension, research, idea generation and brainstorming, identifying your thesis, developing your argument, citations, creative writing, and more. Whether it’s a short response essay, a college or scholarship application, a personal creative writing project, or a lengthy research assignment, we’re here to help.

To make an appointment, come to the library and sign up on the sign in sheet or email us at

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