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.


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.


Mobile Hub

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.


Walk-In Writing Help

Writing Walk-in Hours Flyer

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 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!

Topic Date Time Location
What is Rhetoric?  Monday, 9/10 3:30-4:30pm ONLINE
Wednesday, 9/12 4:30-5:30pm UHB 1002
Thesis Statements  Tuesday, 9/25 2:00-3:00pm UHB 1001
 Wednesday, 9/26 2:00-3:00pm ONLINE
Prewriting Strategies  Thursday, 10/4 5:00-6:00pm ONLINE
 Thursday, 10/4 6:00-7:00pm BRK 417
APA Style  Monday, 10/15 10:30-11:30am UHB 1001
 Thursday, 10/18 5:00-6:00pm ONLINE
MLA Style  Tuesday, 10/23 4:30-5:30pm UHB 2006
 Thursday, 10/25 2:30-3:30pm ONLINE
Body  Paragraphs:
Synthesis and AEC
 Tuesday, 10/30 2:30-3:30pm ONLINE
 Wednesday, 10/31 3:00-4:00pm UHB 2031
Avoiding Plagiarism:
The Academic Integrity Policy
 Tuesday, 11/13 2:30-3:30pm ONLINE
 Wednesday, 11/14 3:00-4:00pm UHB 2031
Sentence Style:
Sentence Construction and Concision
 Monday, 11/19 3:30-4:30pm ONLINE
 Monday, 11/19 5:00-6:00pm UHB 2004
Editing, Revising, and
Writer’s Block Strategies
 Thursday, 12/6 1:00-2:00pm UHB 1001
 Thursday, 12/6 4:30-5:30pm ONLINE

Workshop Series Recordings

What is Rhetoric?

Prewriting Strategies

Subject to Thesis

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

Department

Sarah (sclin2@uis.edu) Accountancy

Business Administration (and Sport Management)

Economics

Management

Management Information Systems

Michael (mbake8@uis.edu) Allied Health

History

African American Studies

Legal Studies

Sidney (sdele2@uis.edu) Art, Music, and Theatre

English

Global Studies

Public Affairs Reporting

Erica Peak-Nordstrom (epeak3@uis.edu) Environmental Studies

Educational Leadership

Intensive English Program

Teacher Education

Teacher Leadership

Women and Gender Studies

Evie (egall4@uis.edu) Philosophy

Social Work

Political Science (and Public Policy)

Public Administration

Cameron (crexr2@uis.edu) Communication

Criminology & Criminal Justice

Liberal & Integrative Studies

Liberal Studies

 Logan (lburg4@uis.edu) Human Development Counseling

Human Services

Psychology

Sociology/Anthropology

 Dorien (dreid7@uis.edu)  Biology

Chemistry

Computer Science

Public Health