At the Writing Center our main goal is to help you become a better writer. We believe that all writers—of all levels of ability—can benefit from having an experienced writer respond to their work. We know today's academic writing environment is complex, and we also understand that each writer brings various needs, viewpoints, and experiences to the writing process. With this in mind, we offer writing assistance that meets your individual needs, wherever you are in your development as a writer.
Our tutors are available to help you at any point of the writing process—from brainstorming, to organizing, to putting the final touches on a bibliography. We believe the best way to become a better writer is to discuss your paper on a global scale before discussing specific issues like grammar or punctuation. As a result, we do not "correct" papers; instead, we collaborate with the writer. With this approach, we hope to provide assistance that is beneficial to your overall writing development.
Phone: x88468/ 773.508.8468
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Lake Shore Campus (Information Commons 221)
Monday 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Water Tower Campus (Corboy Suite 800, Room 811)
(Take the main elevator from the CLC Lobby to the 6th floor, enter through the Lewis Library, take the Library elevator to the 8th floor.)
The WTC location will reopen May 28th.
Monday - Thursday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
- Schedule online using http://luc.mywconline.com to make an appointment with a tutor.
- Be on time for your appointment.
Come to the Writing Center with your paper assignment and with rough drafts, if you have them.
Ask questions during your session, and keep an open mind when your tutor makes suggestions.
Remember: The Writing Center is not a fix-it shop; we work with you to improve your writing.
Classroom Visits: A Writing Tutor will visit your classroom during the first few weeks of the semester to introduce WC services to your students. The tutor can show students how to register in the scheduling system, how to make and cancel an appointment, and point out writing resources available on our web page. The visiting tutor will describe what to expect from and how to prepare for a face-to-face or online tutoring session.
To schedule a Classroom Visit, contact Assistant Director Jason Kolkey at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Classroom Workshops: Contact the Writing Center to schedule a writing workshop for your students. These workshops are conducted in your classroom during your scheduled class time by the WC Director, Assistant Director, graduate students, or senior undergraduates. We can run a workshop many writing-related topics: constructing a clear thesis, correctly citing sources, avoiding plagiarism, or writing coherent paragraphs. We will tailor the session to meet your needs, from 20 minutes to an entire class period.
To schedule a Classroom Workshop, contact Director Amy Kessel at email@example.com.
ESL/ELL Tutoring: Do you have a student who struggles with language barriers in his or her writing? You and your student can work together with our ESL/ELL specialist Cathryn (CJ) Jenkins to overcome those barriers. CJ will work with the student in regular sessions throughout the semester, while communicating with you about your expectations and the student’s progress.
To schedule ESL/ELL tutoring sessions, have your student contact Cathryn Jenkins at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Writing Assistance for Graduate Students: The graduate student tutors on our staff can provide the level of feedback necessary for graduate work. If one of your grad students needs encouragement or assistance in the writing process, or an audience or a second pair of eyes for his or her work, recommend one of our graduate tutors (see the “Graduate Tutor Bios” link).
Writing Assistance for Faculty or Staff: If your work needs a “second pair of eyes” for proofing or reader feedback, our advanced graduate tutors are available for that service. Contact Jason Kolkey at email@example.com or Amy Kessel at firstname.lastname@example.org.