Writing Center Blog

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.   […]
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

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 […]
February 22, 2016

Why you should write, even if you (think you) hate it

1. Writing is hard, but it gets easier the more you do it. Maybe it’s because you learn to deal with the challenges of the writing process, and you find the methods that work best for you. 2. Whether you notice it or not, your writing is always improving. The more you write, the more you can see your progress […]