|Date and Time||Workshops and Writer's Groups Descriptions||Location|
2 p.m. CDT
|MLA-Making Language Awesome||Has your professor required you to write in MLA? Do you need a bit of help going over the basics of the citation style? Perhaps you have a few questions! Bring them and any citations you've worked on to this online writing workshop to gain insight and information on this awesome citation style! To register for this event, see below. If you have questions, contact firstname.lastname@example.org .||Online; recording available|
Tuesday, September 8th
|APA: 6th versus 7th Edition--What You Need to Know||Have you always written in 6th edition APA format and now your professor wants you to switch to the newer style? Perhaps you're starting out and are unfamiliar with APA in general. This workshop is designed with you in mind! We’re here to take you through the general differences of each style as well as discuss pitfalls writers can avoid as they work through the process of writing. To register for this event, see the methods listed below. If you have questions, contact email@example.com .||Online; recording available|
Thursday, September 10th
|Writing for Protest||Are you interested in social justice? Do you support a variety of causes but are feeling a bit hindered as a result of the COVID Pandemic? This writers' group is for you. We'll meet weekly (you don't have to come every time!) and virtually to discuss inspirational protest writing and work on some of our own. To register for this group, see the methods listed below. If you have questions, contact firstname.lastname@example.org .||Online|
Tuesday, September 22nd
6 p.m. CDT
|Let's Get Personal: Grad School Personal Statements||Are you applying to graduate school? This workshop is for you! We'll cover the ins and outs of writing personal statements, give you some tips from a pro, and answer any questions you have. We'll also recommend tutors able to help you on your writing journey. To register for this event or to receive the recorded lecture, see below. If you have questions, contact email@example.com .||Online; recording available|
Tuesday, October 6th
|GREat Writing||This workshop is designed to help writers tackle the analytical portion of the Graduate Record Examinations (GRE). We take writers through what good essays include, how to get a high score, and what resources are available both online on-campus and online in general. To register for this event or to receive the recorded lecture, see below. If you have questions, contact firstname.lastname@example.org .||Online; recording available|
|Tuesday, October 27th
7 p.m. CDT
|Maybe Medicine? Moving from Maybe to Definitely with a Strong Personal Statement||Are you thinking about applying to graduate school with a focus in medicine? Perhaps you want to become an advanced practice nurse? Maybe dentistry is more your speed? Does an MD appeal to you? This workshop will take you through the work done to craft a personal statement that will set you up for an interview with the college(s) of your choice. We’ve planned this one well before most application deadlines, too, so you can return to meet with a tutor several times before your final statement is due. To register for this event or to receive the recorded lecture, see the methods listed below. If you have questions, contact email@example.com .||Online; recording available|
Located in Ames Library 105B (to the right if you are directly in front of the circulation desk.)
Phone: (309) 556-3810
The Writing Center at Illinois Wesleyan University welcomes all IWU students, staff, and faculty who would like help with their writing. We are open most afternoons and evenings during the school year. We're conveniently located on the first floor of The Ames Library.
Our tutors are all students at Wesleyan, and come from a variety of majors. In many cases they've taken the same courses in which their clients are enrolled, and have tackled similar writing assignments. They've also taken the time to complete a semester-long course in tutoring pedagogy.
Our philosophy is simple: we help writers help themselves by acting as sympathetic readers and therapeutic listeners. We read the writers' work out loud, ask questions, and help them evaluate their ideas, argument, content, and style. We teach writers the important, transferable skills of invention, argumentation, drafting, and proofreading. We help writers at all the stages of the writing process, from brainstorming those first rough ideas through pre-writing, collecting supporting material, drafting, and making final edits. We believe that good writing takes work and benefits from several revisions and re-inventions.
Hours for Online Tutoring (all appointments and hours are CST):
Sunday-Thursday 1:00-5:00 p.m. & 7:00-10 p.m.
Friday and Saturday 12:00 noon-4:00 p.m.
2020 Fall Opening & Closing Dates
|Monday August 24th, 2020||The Writing Center opens for the semester; online tutoring only|
|Wednesday November 18th - Friday November 20th, 2020||Finals week; hours TBD.|
|If the university is closed for any reason, so are services provided by the writing center.|