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.

Mobile Hub

Prior to finals week, The Hub’s writing staff offers walk-in writing assistance. Students from 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.

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!

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 Skype for Business, 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!

Workshop Date Time
What is Rhetoric? Wednesday, January 29th 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm
Prewriting Strategies Wednesday, February 12th 11:30 am to 12:30 pm
Thesis Statements Tuesday, February 18th 11:30 am to 12:30 pm
From General to Specific Tuesday, February 25th 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm
APA Style Thursday, March 5th 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm
MLA Style Tuesday, March 17th 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm
Body Paragraphs:

Synthesis and AEC

Monday, March 23rd 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm
Avoiding Plagiarism:

The Academic Integrity Policy

Thursday, April 2nd 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm
Sentence Style:

Sentence Construction and Concision

Thursday, April 16th 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm
Editing, Revising, and

Writer’s Block Strategies

Tuesday, April 21st 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm


Registration is required for online workshops. To register, email thehub@uis.edu 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

Public Affairs Reporting

Cameron (crexr2@uis.edu) Communication

Criminology & Criminal Justice


Claire (cstar3@uis.edu) Allied Health

Athletic Training

Exercise Science

Medical Laboratory Science

Destiney (dboyd6@uis.edu) African American Studies

Art, Music, & Theatre

Educational Leadership

Women & Gender Studies

Dorien (dreid7@uis.edu) Biology


Computer Science

Public Health

Evie (egall6@uis.edu) Philosophy

Social Work

Kris (krueb01s@uis.edu) Disability Services

Environmental Studies

Teacher Education

Lisa (llind4@uis.edu) Accountancy

Business Administration



Management Information Systems

Ryan (wdeer2@uis.edu) Global Studies

Legal Studies

Political Science

Public Administration

Eli (creevis2@uis.edu) English and Modern Languages