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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 CTL 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 CTL 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.

Finals Help House

Prior to finals week, the CTL 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. Help House times are posted closer to the time of the event via Campus Announcements and flyers throughout campus.


 Brookens Library Walk-In Writing Help

Every Sunday afternoon from 2:00-6:00pm, and every Tuesday 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!

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Virtual Walk-In Writing Help

Every Monday night from 6:30-8:30pm, a Writing TA will be available via Microsoft Lync for walk-in writing help. Simply click this link, and Sign in as Guest. You will need to download a plug-in, but will then be logged into the virtual space. We have a lobby for students to wait in in case there’s another student receiving help ahead of you, so hang tight, and the TA will be with you as soon as possible to help you with your writing!


 CTL Online 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 CTL by email or by phone for more information!

Spring 2014 Online Workshop Series Schedule:

Spring 2014 Online Writing Workshop Series

 Department Liaison Project

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

Writing Teaching Assistant Department
Kristen ( Psychology
African American Studies
Human Development Counseling
Women and Gender Studies
Carlleen ( History
Liberal & Integrative Studies
Liberal Studies
Educational Leadership
Teacher Leadership
Liz ( Global Studies
Legal Studies
Political Science
Public Administration
Public Affairs Reporting
Christina ( Communication
Social Work
Criminal Justice
Molly ( Philosophy
Visual Arts
Human Services
Teacher Education
Public Health
Jon ( Accountancy
Business Administration
Management Information Systems
Christine ( Biology
Environmental Studies
International Studies

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