Loyola University Chicago

Department of English

Writing Centers

The staff of the Loyola University Chicago Writing Centers believes that all writers—of all levels of ability—can benefit from having others read and respond to their work. Suggestions and questions offered by others during the writing process can help writers develop and clarify their ideas as well as gain a greater awareness of their audiences.

We help students develop strategies for brainstorming to get started on their papers and organizing their thoughts into a focused and well-developed paper. We also work with students on specific issues such as:

  • Stylistic issues (e.g., vagueness, wordiness, active/passive voice)
  • Punctuation difficulties
  • Sentence structure
  • Grammatical usage
  • Documentation

We will not proofread or edit papers. However, we will teach students effective proofreading and editing skills. Students should: 

  • Make and keep appointments to work with a tutor
  • Bring the assignment or paper
  • Ask questions and participate actively during his or her session
  • Understand that the Writing Center is not a fix-it shop or a proofreading service, but that the tutors will help students develop the techniques, strategies and habits they need to become the best writer they can be

Appointment Guidelines:

  • Each session is 45 minutes.
  • Students may make up to five appointments per week. Only two (non-consecutive) sessions per day allowed.
  • The student must call to cancel if he or she does not plan to show up for your scheduled appointment.

If there any comments or questions, please contact Andrew Higl, coordinator of the Writing Centers, Department of English, at 773.508.7708 or e-mail: writingctr@luc.edu.

Lake Shore Campus
Sullivan Center 245
Monday: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Tuesday thru Thursday: 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Friday: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Water Tower Campus
25 E. Pearson, Suite 605
Tuesday and Wednesday: 10 a.m. - 1:45 p.m.