Beginning fall 2017, the Writing Center is becoming part of the Learning Commons in the Auditorium Library. The Learning Commons brings together tutoring and academic support in writing, math, and various other subjects. The Writing Center is open Monday-Thursday 9am-6pm and Friday 9am-4pm. Appointments are strongly encouraged; walk-ins also welcome. Request a writing appointment using the Navigate app (choose "book a tutoring appointment"). For more information, call (312) 341-3732, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Writing Center strives to build a writing community that empowers students with tools to become stronger, more confident writers. At the Writing Center, we believe that writing well is about more than mastering a set of rules; learning to write is a lifelong process, and all writers benefit from sharing their works-in-progress with interested, engaged, and knowledgeable readers. Our peer tutoring program provides students with feedback and individualized revision strategies for improving their writing – at any stage in the writing process.
Tutoring sessions involve a wide variety of tasks, but at the heart of every session is conversation—a conversation about your ideas and the best ways to make your ideas clear. A consultation with a Writing Center tutor is collaborative. We will not correct your mistakes or “fix” your paper. Instead, we will work with you to identify the strengths and weaknesses of your writing with the goal of making each student who visits us a more confident writer in the following ways:
To request a writing tutoring appointment: email@example.com. Walk-ins are also welcomed during regular hours and if tutors are available. Writing tutoring in the Learning Commons begins week three of the fall 2017 semester.”
Online tutoring is a great option for students at the Schaumburg campus, or students who work full time. Using SmartThinking, students can access a tutor during our regular hours, or even during the evenings and weekends!
The Writing Center offers faculty the option of hiring a Writing Center tutor to work directly with you to assist with the individual writing needs of the students in your class. There are three different options available to faculty members:
Please contact the Writing Center director for more information on embedded tutoring options.
Faculty in traditional face-to-face courses often bring their whole class to the Writing Center, or they invite tutors to attend their class meetings to facilitate peer review. Beginning in spring 2017, the Writing Center will be able to offer this service to faculty of fully online and hybrid courses. You will be able to select the option to add the Writing Center to your online class, which will allow Writing Center tutors to log into your Blackboard course and participate in peer review activities via discussion boards. Please contact the Writing Center director for more information.