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The Writing Center is a friendly space that provides free 1:1 peer feedback and support to help UIC students take next steps with their writing. We’ll work with you on class assignments, research, personal statements, lab reports, memos, applications, resumes, creative writing or whatever you have.  We can help you develop a draft, or, if you do not have writing yet, we can help you get started. The Center offers sessions for any stage of the writing process, from understanding the assignment and brainstorming ideas to revising and editing. Read more about our mission here.

You can make a 50 min. appointment in-person or online. See our current hours here.

  • For In-person sessions, you meet with your tutor in 105 Grant Hall.
  • For Online sessions, you meet in real time over the internet. Login to, click your appointment, and then “JOIN ONLINE SESSION.”
  • We also offer Drop-in tutoring every Wednesday-Friday from 11:30am-1:30pm in Grant Hall 106. Drop-in tutoring is a great option when 1:1 sessions are full. Please expect to work with the drop-in tutors for about 15 minutes if there are multiple students waiting.
  • We have a limited number of Email appointments.  Attach up to 3 double-spaced pp., along with your prompt and your feedback priorities. You will receive by email a feedback letter by 8 pm on the day of your appointment. These sessions are particularly helpful for writing for which you don’t also have an instructor’s feedback, like personal statements.

To make an appointment, first register at When you log back in, enter the time and date you want, or, in the calendar view, click on any available white square. If you don’t see a time, please email During our daytime hours, you can also call the Writing Center at 312-413-2206.



Testimonial feedback from Writing Center users: Heading link

“This was an incredibly valuable experience at the writing center! I appreciated my tutor’s feedback and how she not only was attentive to my concerns-but she opened my eyes to an area of my writing that I need improvement in, in a respectable and helpful manner.”

“I really felt a lot more confident in my writing after my session. The confidence I gained was really from the dynamic feedback the tutor gave me. The tutor was able to highlight some of my strengths, but also pointed out areas that could have definitely used some editing. A sense of trust developed between me and the tutor that I was pretty astonished by!”

“Extremely helpful. Helped me formulate ideas, provided direct answers, bounced ideas off of each other etc. 10/10 would recommend! :)”

“Kind, compassionate, listens.”


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