Writing Center Blog

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 […]
September 7, 2015

In Translation: Fall 2015

A magazine of language and identity Table of Contents From Tlaltenango to Chicago by Yessica Huizar A Documented Voice by Phoenix Chen “Ya, da kine.” by Yasmine Lotfi She is not ESL, She is my Mother by Safia Khan La Norteña by Debbie Patino Ladder to the Moon by Queena Luu Linguistic Challenges of International Students in STEM (among other) […]
September 5, 2015

UIC Meets University of Santiago De Cali

Earlier in July, four of our tutors had the pleasure of meeting with Ana Trujillo, Director of the Writing Center at the University of Santiago De Cali (USC) in Cali, Valle, Colombia. It served as a powerful reminder as to how writing centers are slowly changing the world. Dr. Trujillo had a lot of information to offer, and we learned […]