Loyola University Chicago

Writing Center

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Our New Framework

Launching in Fall 2020, Loyola's Writing Center will offer a new framework for classroom visits. Rather than tailor a workshop session to meet each professor's individual needs for an unlimited range of subjects, the Writing Center will streamline the process by providing a set list of Writing Workshop topics to select from. Doing so will allow our team to better assist clients in a more professional and focused manner. 

Each Writing Workshop comes with an agenda and PowerPoint lesson for the trained tutur as well as an accompanying handout for students. In addition, some Writing Workshops will include an optional exercise component at the end of the presentation for student practice. 

Throughout the remainder of this summer and the upcoming academic year, our team will continue our work by broadening the range of Writing Workshop topics we offer, so please continue to check back for more information!


Writing Workshops

1. Writing Center Introduction

  • Presentation: 15-20 Minutes
  • Synopsis: This presentation will introduce students to the Writing Center team, our services, and what a client can expect from an appointment with a trained writing tutor. 
  • Objectives: At the conclusion of the presentation, students will be able to:
    • Identify the Writing Center’s three appointment types;
    • Successfully schedule an appointment with a tutor; and
    • Locate valuable writing resources for a variety of projects.

2. Basic Formatting Procedures (MLA or APA)

  • Presentation: 15-20 Minutes (optional group exercise: +20 Minutes)
  • Synopsis: This presentation will introduce a class to the basic formatting procedures of either MLA or APA, including general rules, first-page and main body structures, and the basic guidelines for a Works Cited or References page. The optional exercise will provide students several sample essays in the formatting and style guide of your choice and ask them (in small groups) to locate errors and inconsistencies, which will be discussed by the tutor afterward.
  • Objectives: At the conclusion of the presentation, students will be able to:
    • Identify the general formatting procedures for MLA or APA;
    • Demonstrate comprehension by accurately constructing a paper; and
    • Differentiate between successfully formatted papers and unsuccessful ones.

3. Parenthetical & Bibliographic Citation Procedures (MLA or APA)

  • Presentation: 25-30 Minutes (optional group exercise: +20 Minutes)
  • SynopsisThis presentation will introduce a class to parenthetical and bibliographic citation procedures for MLA, including how to format short and long quotations as well as inserting a quote within a quote and adding / changing / omitting words. In addition, this presentation discusses the basic guidelines for a Works Cited page and provides students general rules and examples of citations. The optional exercise will provide students several example sources and ask them (in small groups) to create a parenthetical and bibliographic citation for it using Purdue OWL.
  • Objectives: At the conclusion of the presentation, students will be able to:
    • Identify the core elements of parenthetical and bibliographic citations in a specific formatting style;
    • Describe the protocols for formatting short and long quotations as well as common methods of modifying quotations; and
    • Differentiate between successfully formatted citations and unsuccessful ones.

 Request a Classroom Visit

Please contact the Writing Center's Associate Director:

Krislyn Zhornekzhorne@luc.edu

When scheduling a classroom visit, please note which Writing Workshop topic you would like the tutor to present and whether the optional excercise component should be included (if available). Please attach your syllablus and any relevant documents to the email and provide a few dates/times that are most convenient for you. Lastly, we ask that you supply us with the class name and number as well as denote the specific meeting place (i.e., room number or Zoom link).