Writing Center Blog

February 10, 2016

English vs. Bio

Oana Manta, senior in English, enjoys binge watching good shows, ice skating, and supporting the Blackhawks. Oana studied biological sciences before switching over to English. She shares the differences between writing for these two disciplines and explains that these different writing styles may not necessarily be polar opposites. During my first three years at UIC, I was a biological sciences […]
December 5, 2015

The Girl Who Says No

Danya Ata, senior in teaching of English, enjoys reading and watching Netflix when she’s not tutoring at the Writing Center or working the front desk. This semester has been busy at the WC, and Danya shares her experiences with telling writers that there are no tutors available. Although our sessions get booked two weeks in advance, we encourage you drop […]
November 25, 2015

Turkey Tom

Justin Thomas, senior in biological sciences, shares the story of how Turkey Tom came to grace the Writing Center with his presence just in time for Thanksgiving. Read more here: “They call me the Ernest Hemingway of turkey writing.” -Justin Thomas There is always that one in the flock; yes, the one who makes every turkey out there stop and […]
November 16, 2015

Facing Guilt in the Writing Process

Zeina Yacoub, senior in English, enjoys reading, cooking, driving, binge-watching Netflix originals, and overthinking. Her favorite place in the world (aside from the Writing Center) is the Art Institute of Chicago, which offers free admission every Thursday from 5 to 8 p.m. Zeina shares one of her poems along with her writing process: Writing is a skill I had to […]
November 4, 2015

Two-Sentence Horror Stories

Just because Halloween is over doesn’t mean it has to be over. Thanks to our writers, who wished to remain anonymous, for submitting their two-sentence horror stories! Read at your own risk:     Graduation. Student loans. The sentences finally began flowing freely out of her mind and into the word document. She stopped typing, but the words kept going. […]
October 30, 2015

Writing for Yourself

Zorgie Sanchez, senior in English with a minor in African American studies, loves literature, ethnic studies, writing, and the Blackhawks. Writing tutor since 2013, she began writing her novella, The Poet’s Guide to Heartbreak,┬áin May of 2015. Read more about her writing journey here: I began writing in the summer of 2013, not long after finishing my sophomore year of […]