Writing Overview

CTL offers Writing resourcesOur 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.

Graduate or doctoral students seeking assistance with theses or dissertations will be assisted by our Writing Specialist.

 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.

 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 Tuesday night from 6:00-8:30 p.m. during the Spring 2016 semester, 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 see our Workshop page for more information!

 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 thehub@uis.edu, or through their UIS email addresses, below.

Writing Teaching Assistant Department
 Patrick Anderson, pande4@uis.edu Criminal Justice
Global Studies
Liberal Studies
Public Administration
Visual Arts
 Carlleen Bell, cbell32@uis.edu African American Studies
Public Affairs Reporting
Public Health
Women and Gender Studies
 Christine Danner, ctann2@uis.edu Business Administration
Intensive English Program
Management Information Systems
 Alec Bartz, abart5@uis.edu Environmental Studies
International Studies
Legal Studies
 Michael Lotspeich, mlots2@uis.edu Educational Leadership
Political Science
Teacher Education
Teacher Leadership
 Erica Peak-Nordstrom, epeak3@uis.edu Accountancy
Liberal & Integrative Studies
 Michael Baker, mbake8@uis.edu Biology
Human Development Counseling
Human Services
Social Work