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October 22, 2016

Through the Glass Fall 2016 Issue

UIC Writing Center Magazine. PDF Download: Through the Glass Fall 2016 Writing in the Boring Age by Gregor Baszak. An Open Letter to UIC Undergraduates by Balssam Malhas. Identity Construction & Writing Center Praxis by Laura Senteno. Announcement: International Writing Centers Conference in Chicago in Fall of 2017! From the Director: Learning from Writers by Vainis Aleksa. Faculty Editor: Charitianne Williams.  
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.   […]
October 13, 2015

Writing Center Alumni Evening: Transitioning from College to Career

An important accomplishment of the Writing Center has been the establishment of what feels like a lifelong community of friendships and family. On Tuesday Oct. 6, former tutors and UIC alumni returned to campus to share their experiences with transitioning into the real world after leaving the Writing Center. They spoke about the skills they developed during their time at […]
October 2, 2015

Language Learned and Unlearned

Jessica Smietana, first year student in the French and Francophone Master’s Program at UIC, loves reading, baking, cats, and horror films. During her undergrad career at UIC, she was inspired by Notes from No Man’s Land by Eula Biss, a book she read for one of her classes, to explore the creative side of writing. As an English major in […]
September 22, 2015

14 Things You May Not Have Known about the WC

14. Work on Any Writing You can make an appointment to discuss any piece of writing even if it isn’t school-related. Whether it’s a resume, personal statement, grad school application, blog post for a student organization, or a creative piece you’re working on during your free time, you can benefit greatly from talking it over with a fellow peer...
September 20, 2015

Through the Glass, Spring 2015

UIC Writing Center Magazine Table of Contents From the Director’s Corner by Samantha Gordon & Vainis Aleksa How do Others Learn? Let me Count the Ways by Emily Gahan The Discriminatory Dichotomies: Standard versus Nonstandard English by Alexandra Sydor E-tutoring: The Benefits and Limitations of Online Tutoring by Steven Kushner The Therapeutic Writing Session by Lenore Tahara-Eckl Faculty Editor: Charitianne […]