Writing Overview

The Learning Hub 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 Specialists or Writing Coordinator.

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.

Writing Web Series

The Learning Hub is proud to present a blog published and hosted by our very own writing staff – our Writing Web Series! Check us out for Web Series Wednesdays, where we will post our newly updated handouts, videos on various topics, and other great writing-related tips, tricks, and tidbits!

Walk-In Writing Help

Students from all courses seeking writing assistance are encouraged to visit for one-on-one tutoring in The Student Union and Brookens Library. Days and times are subject to change each semester – stay up to date through Campus Announcements or our Workshops and Walk-Ins page!

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 online meeting software, 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!

Our workshop schedule can be viewed over on our Workshops and Walk-Ins page!

Registration is required for online workshops. To register, email The Hub with your name and the date and title of the workshop you wish to attend. Look in Campus Announcements for more information about our workshops.

Workshop Series Recordings

What is Rhetoric?

Prewriting Strategies

Subject to Thesis

General to Specific

APA Style

MLA Style

Body Paragraphs: Synthesis and AEC

Sentence Style

Editing, Revising, and Writer’s Block Strategies

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 writing staff member to departments wanting to participate in the Liaison Project. This project gives the department a contact person to coordinate specific requests. To contact your assigned Liaison, email thehub@uis.edu, or through their UIS email addresses, below. If you don’t see your department listed, please contact The Hub to see what we can do for you!

Writing Staff


Brighton (brobb6@uis.edu) Human Development Counseling

Human Services

Liberal Studies; Liberal & Integrative Studies

Political Science

Public Affairs Reporting

 Evie (egall6@uis.edu) History


Social Work

Kate (kdums2@uis.edu)  Biology



Legal Studies


Kris (krueb01s@uis.edu) African American Studies

Disability Services

Educational Leadership

Environmental Studies


Women and Gender Studies

Lisa (llind4@uis.edu) Accountancy

Business Administration



Management Information Systems

Regina (rivy3@uis.edu) Art, Music, & Theatre

Global Studies


Teacher Education

Sarah (sclin2@uis.edu) Computer Science

English and Modern Languages

Public Administration

Surayyah (ssala4@uis.edu) Allied Health

Athletic Training

Exercise Science

Medical Laboratory Science

Criminology & Criminal Justice

Public Health