Writing Overview

CTL offers Writing resources Our writing resources provide academic assistance for the writing of effective essays and research papers.

We serve writing students at every level through one-to-one tutoring, workshops, and requested presentations where students learn together outside of formal classes.

**Please Note**

While The Learning Hub’s writing staff is more than willing to help with most any type or level of writing,
we are not an editing service
, and will not simply proofread your paper for grammatical
or citation mistakes. Rather, our tutors will walk you through primary concerns such as argument, logic, organization, clarity, and flow, before then working on secondary concerns including grammar and mechanics. Please keep this in mind as you make appointments with us.

ENG 101 and 102 Assistance

The Hub’s Writing TAs assist ENG 101 and 102 by attending the class once a week and helping the instructor with in-class writing activities. One writing TA is assigned to each ENG 101 or 102 section.

This Spring 2015 semester, The Learning Hub is offering free, optional Grammar and Punctuation help to students in the ENG 101/102 courses. The workshops ARE restricted to students in composition at this time. Please feel free to visit our resource page for the workshop series – we will post handouts and exercises so that those who are not able to attend can still get some help with their grammar, punctuation, and style in their writing!

The Mobile Hub

Prior to finals week, The Hub’s writing staff offers two day walk-in writing assistance. Students from in all courses seeking writing assistance are encouraged to come to receive one-to-one tutoring. Mobile Hub times are posted closer to the time of the event via Campus Announcements and flyers throughout campus.

Brookens Library Walk-In Writing Help

Every Thursday night from 6:00-8:30pm, a Writing TA will be available in the 2nd level of Brookens Library for walk-in writing help. Students from all courses seeking writing assistance are encouraged to visit for one-on-one tutoring. Days and times are subject to change each semester – stay up to date through Campus Announcements!

Online Writing Workshop Series

Each semester, the writing center offers a variety of Online Workshops covering topics related to writing, critical thinking, and grammar/mechanics. Workshops are conducted through Blackboard Collaborate, which means you can learn in the comfort of your own home – sometimes these workshops even count as Extra Credit – check with your instructor to see if this is a viable option for you and your class!

Stay up to date through Campus Announcements about which workshops are forthcoming, and feel free to contact The Hub by email or by phone for more information!

Online Workshop Series Schedule:

Department Liaison Project

The Learning Hub assigns a Teaching Assistant to departments wanting to participate in the Liaison Project. This project gives the department a contact person to coordinate specific requests. To contact your Teaching Assistant, email, or through their UIS email addresses, below.

Writing Teaching Assistant    Department   

Business Administration   
Management Information Systems   

Human Development Counseling   
Legal Studies   

Women and Gender Studies   
Educational Leadership   
Teacher Leadership   

Social Work   
Criminal Justice   

Visual Arts   
Human Services   
Teacher Education   
Public Health   

Liberal and Integrative Studies   
Liberal Studies   
Political Science   
Public Affairs Reporting   

African American Studies   
Global Studies   
Environmental Studies   
Public Administration   
International Studies   

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