Make Your Writing
More Successful.



We open on August 29.

In person appointments:
Mondays 10:00am to 5:00pm
Tuesdays 9:30am to 6:30pm
Wednesdays 9:00am to 6:00pm
Thursdays 9:30am to 5:30pm
Fridays 9:00am to 5:00pm

Online only appointments:
Mondays & Tuesdays:
7:00pm to 9:00pm
5:00pm to 9:00pm


105 Grant Hall

Across from Lincoln Hall


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Come to the Writing Center

Here's How it Works

We're here to help

The Writing Center helps students with course assignments, personal statements, resumes — you name it. Schedule an appointment and get 45 minutes of individual attention on your writing for free.

Let's Get Started

Register on our online scheduler. Pick a time that is convenient. We are in Grant Hall 105 (next to Douglas and Lincoln), open Monday through Friday. When you come, let the desk person know your name. Your tutor will meet you and you will be on track for becoming a better writer.

Need help?

Need help making an appointment? Call us during business hours: 312-413-2206. Having trouble? Write the director, Vainis Aleksa. We love feedback! Had a great session? Send us a testimonial and a small image for our website.

How does it help?

All of us benefit from a little feedback, whether we are getting started or adding finishing touches. We help with writer’s block, assignment prompts, brainstorming, organization, making connections with readings, word choice, and sentence revision.

What can I expect when I come?

You and the tutor will begin by choosing priorities. You can expect tutors to treat your questions with care and respect. Tutors provide options, resources, and support for making improvements. Of course, the final responsibility for revising assignments remains with you.

Tips & Tricks

Tips on using our scheduler. You can schedule with the same tutor for additional appointments, get on a waiting list, work online, and more...

How many people use the center?


Individual Sessions


Class Visit Hours

2000+ /yr

Individuals Helped


Years in Operation


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August 27, 2016

Shout Out to Incoming Students from Summer

For the second summer in a row I have had the utmost pleasure of working with the students in the Summer Enrichment Writing Workshop (SEWW) here at UIC. Although these incoming first year students understandably saw this workshop as a chore, especially coming off of their senior year of high school, what they brought to the table was astounding.   […]
April 22, 2016

Tutor Corner -Steve Rusky

“In poetry you get a lot of random aesthetically beautiful lines –not all of them are going to work, but some of them could be enough for an idea that sparks an entire poem.” *** Steve Rusky, junior in English, started taking courses in creative writing at a community college his freshmen year and realized he wanted to major in […]
April 13, 2016
Writing and Editing Careers

Writing and Editing Careers

On February 23rd and 24th, Cheryl Reed, visiting lecturer in English at UIC, hosted a workshop about how to find work in writing and editing careers. The event took place in the Writing Center conference room. Professor Reed has so much experience in the fields of writing and editing, as she is a published author and editor, among other things. […]
March 11, 2016

El que come y canta

“While the world feels big and scary when you’re small, when you grow up, the world feels so much bigger, and you realize just how small you are –but it’s not so scary anymore.” *** Ten years ago the shattered fragments of this decade-old handheld mirror would have represented seven years of bad luck –each shard of glass its own […]