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, in 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 […]
October 23, 2015

Working with a Writing Partner

Rebecca Reynoso, senior in English, has been tutoring at the Writing Center since 2013. In addition to her involvement at the WC, she enjoys writing poetry, watching the Blackhawks, and singing in choirs. She has sung in the University Choir, the Chamber Choir, and the Women’s Choral Ensemble at UIC. Rebecca has enjoyed building lasting relationships with peers at the […]
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 […]