Roosevelt University in Chicago, Schaumburg and Online - Logo

Roosevelt University Writing Center

What is the Writing Center?

At the Writing Center, students work with trained undergraduate and graduate student tutors who can converse with writers about any writing task.  Some of the kinds of writing that a Writing Center tutor can help with are:

  • Academic essays
  • Research papers
  • Bibliographies
  • Lab reports
  • Personal statements
  • Business or Professional writing
  • Proposals

Is the Writing Center for me?

The Writing Center is for anyone who wants become a better writer. The Writing Center is open to students across the university—from all disciplines and from every skill level. At the Writing Center, we know that all students will benefit from sessions with a Writing Center tutor. The Writing Center also offers several services for faculty.

How do I make an appointment?

The Writing Center offers in-person sessions in the Writing Center in AUD 442 and online sessions through our Blackboard page. Tutoring sessions are free and appointments can be made by phone 312-341-2206 or by email For immediate appointments, students can drop by the Writing Center to see if a tutor is available.

Writing Center Blog

Gothic Romance Flash Fiction Contest Deadline Tomorrow, Feb. 7th!

Feb 06, 2014

Hey everyone, how are the gothic romance stories coming? Just a reminder that the deadline is tomorrow, Feb. 7th! Yikes, better get writing. If you want any help please stop by the Writing Center @ AUD 442.

‘Tis the season for cheesy love stories. If you're as tired of reading them as we
are, write your own gothic love story.
Deadline: Friday, February 7, 2014
Requirement: No more than 750 words
How to Submit: Bring a copy of your story to AUD 442 or Email it as a “doc” file to
The winning entry will be announced at the Writing Center's Valentine's Party on
Thursday, February 13th in room 442 at 5:00. The winning story will be published on the
Writing Center blog and the winner will also receive a gift certificate to Barnes & Noble.
*A gothic romance usually involves the supernatural, is heavily tinged with horror, and deals with real
human angst and emotion. Examples of gothic romances include Dracula, The Phantom of the Opera,
“A Rose for Emily,” Psycho, and The Castle of Otranto.

Visit the Writing Center Blog