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Tara Mennitt, Testing and Writing Lab Coordinator

Welcome to Ms. Mennitt's Webpage!

My name is Tara Mennitt.  This is my seventh year of teaching and eleventh in education.  This will be my third year at Washburn High School and my second as the Writing Lab/Testing Coordinator.


Working on an MLA Format Essay?  Take a look at this Google Slideshow for some helpful hints and tips (and RESOURCES)...


IB ART Research Project Presentation: Go here for the IB ART presentation:



Washburn Writing Lab

Located in the Media Center


Students working on a writing assignment (including college application essays, scholarships, or job application essays/responses) can access Washburn’s Writing Lab in the Media Center’s Orange Lab.

Services offered:

·     Pre-writing techniques & brainstorming

·     Organizing rough drafts

·     Editing & revising

·     Work on citations, references, and bibliography pages

·     Polishing final drafts to turn in


How to Access the Writing Lab:

·     Drop-in the Media Center between 8:00-8:30

·     Drop-in the Media Center after-school

·     Come to the Media Center during LUNCH (with a pass) during any of the three lunches.

·     Schedule an appointment with Ms. Mennitt via email or using the Help Request under the Students tab on the Washburn website.


Feel Free to Contact Me with any questions, concerning or comments:

(612) 668-3509 (voice mail & direct)

or (email)




quicktime In-Text Citation How To (Number 2)   --  Watch this video to learn how to cite information that isn't a direct quote and information from the same source you've used already.
quicktime In-Text Citations - Number 3   --  Watch this video to learn how to create in-text citations for media other than a book and the importance of the Works Cited Page.
quicktime In-Text Citations - An Overview   --  Watch this video for an overview of HOW to write an in-text citation.