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Writing Center

Writing Center

Schedule an appointment online!
When you access the scheduling program for the first time using the link above, you will be asked to "Click here to register." Fill out the brief registration form for permanent access to the scheduling system.

Announcing our new ESL/ELL specialist!!

Ms. Amanda Burgoyne teaches in the English Language Learners Program here at LUC. She holds an M.A. degree in linguistics from UIC and has extensive experience in English as a Second Language instruction and writing center tutoring. She is happy to welcome students at all levels of language proficiency. She will be working at our LSC location from 1:30 pm - 6:30 pm on Mondays, and at our WTC location from 1:30 pm – 6:30 pm on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and 1:30 pm - 5:30 pm on Thursdays. Make an appointment today for assistance with all your writing assignments and  projects!

Our Mission

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.

Contact Us   

Director: Amy L. Kessel (akessel@luc.edu)
Assistant Director: David Macey (rmacey@luc.edu)
Writing Center Associate:  Michael Meinhardt (mmeinhardt@luc.edu)

Lake Shore Campus: 773.508.8468
Water Tower Campus: 312.915.6089

Locations & Hours


Lake Shore Campus (Information Commons 221)

Monday: 9:00 am - 7:30 pm

Tuesday: 9:00 am - 10:00 pm

Wednesday: 9:00 am - 7:00  pm

Thursday: 9:00 am - 6:30 pm

Friday: 9:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Sunday 11:00 am - 2:00 pm; 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Water Tower Campus (Corboy Suite 800, Room 811)

(Take the main elevator from the Corboy Law Center Lobby to the 6th floor, and enter through the Lewis Library. Take the Library elevator to the 8th floor.)

Monday: 11:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Tuesday: 1:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Wednesday: 10:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Thursday: 1:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Friday: 10:30 pm - 3:00 pm


Preparing for Your Session

Cancelling an Appointment

You can cancel an appointment 45 minutes in advance of its start time. Click on your appointment in the mywconline schedule; scroll to the bottom of the screen and click "CANCEL THIS APPOINTMENT."

Appointment Cancellation Policy: The Writing Center is a busy place, and sometimes students have difficulty finding an open appointment time. Because we want as many students as possible to have the opportunity to work with a tutor, we have recently configured the online scheduling so that appointments must be cancelled at least 45 minutes in advance. Please be considerate and make your appointment time available to others if you can’t be there. Thank you!

ESL/ELL Assistance for Writers

We understand that English is a second language for many of the writers who confer with us. If you feel that you need extra language assistance, choose a tutor who has some training in ESL/ELL teaching or who is fluent in a second language, as designated next to the tutor's name on the schedule. For example, if the tutor name on the schedule reads "John Doe, ESL," that tutor has some ESL training. If the name reads "Joan Smith, Spanish," that tutor is fluent in Spanish.


Writing Center
Loyola University Chicago · Klarchek Information Commons Suite 221 · 6501 North Kenmore Avenue, Chicago, IL 60626
Phone (Lake Shore): 773.508.8468 · Phone (Water Tower): 312.915.6089 · E-mail: writingctr@luc.edu

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