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.
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.
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 new initiative begun by our writing staff this past fall – 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.
Prior to finals week, The Hub’s writing staff offers two day 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.
Brookens Library Walk-In Writing Help
Every Tuesday night from 7:00pm – 9:30 p.m. during the Spring 2018 semester, a Writing Tutor 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!
Founders Residence Hall Walk-In Writing Help
Every Wednesday night from 9:00 – 12:00 a.m. during the Spring 2018 semester, Writing Tutors will be available in Room 150 of Founders Residence Hall 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 either in classrooms on campus, or 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!
|What is Rhetoric?||Monday, 2/5||3:30-4:30pm||ONLINE|
|Wednesday, 2/7||2:00-3:00pm||BRK 339|
|Thesis Statements||Monday, 2/19||4:00-5:00pm||ONLINE|
|Tuesday, 2/20||5:00-6:00pm||UHB 1001|
|Prewriting Strategies||Monday, 2/26||5:30-6:30pm||ONLINE|
|Wednesday, 2/28||1:00-2:00pm||BRK 339|
|APA Style||Tuesday, 3/6||12:00-1:00pm||UHB 1008|
|MLA Style||Monday, 3/19||4:00-5:00pm||UHB 1002|
Synthesis and AEC
|Monday, 3/26||12:00-1:00pm||UHB 2020|
The Academic Integrity Policy
|Monday, 4/2||2:30-3:30pm||BRK 339|
Sentence Construction and Concision
|Tuesday, 4/10||1:00-2:00pm||BRK 339|
|Editing, Revising, and
Writer’s Block Strategies
|Monday, 4/16||1:00-2:00pm||BRK 339|
Workshop Series Recordings
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, or through their UIS email addresses, below.
Writing Teaching Assistant
|Patrick, email@example.com||Global Studies
Liberal & Integrative Studies
|Alec, firstname.lastname@example.org||Intensive English Program
Public Affairs Reporting
|Kaylan, email@example.com||Criminology and Criminal Justice
Management Information Systems
|Nick, firstname.lastname@example.org||Business Administration
Women and Gender Studies
Human Development Counseling
|Michael, email@example.com||African American Studies