Have you always written in MLA 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.
This workshop is designed specifically for those students who speak English as an
additional language. In this workshop, we'll cover the different ways the writing
center can offer specific support and guidance to IWU's ELL student population. We'll
also have time for a meet and greet with some of a tutors and a chance to answer any
questions you might have.
Are you taking a course this semester that requires you to learn Chicago style? This
workshop is designed with you in mind! Here, we'll cover what makes Chicago Style
a unique citation style while giving you tips to make your citations polished.
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 workshop is for you. We'll
meet to discuss inspirational protest writing and work on some of our own.
This workshop is going to offer you a chance to get in the swing of creative writing.
Here, we'll cover some basics, offer some resources, and, of course, challenge you
with some fun writing exercises.
Back for the third year running is our (in)famous Trick or Tweet Contest. Email your
SFW scary stories of 280 characters or less starting October 1st. The WC|TS Staff
will choose & notify winners Friday, October 27th . We’ll share winners’ stories on
our social media & award 1st-3rd place prizes. Only one prize awarded per winner.
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
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
Ames Library, room 105b
How to Register for a Workshop:
As a result of COVID-19, registration is strongly preferred for workshops to better
share resources and slow the spread of the virus:
Email email@example.com and let Prof. Scanlon know what workshop(s) you are interested in.
Prof. Scanlon will register you for whichever one(s) you indicate.
You will get a confirmation email and the lecture sent to your IWU account.
Visit iwu.mywconline.com and register (if it's your first time) or log in (if you've met with a tutor and/
or gone to a workshop before) with your IWU email.
Select "WC|TS Workshops" from the dropdown menu in the top, center. (Its default is
Writing Center | Tutoring Services Spring 2021).
Find the date and time of your chosen workshop, click on the white box, and add your
name to the list.
Located in Ames Library 105B (to the right if you are directly in front of the circulation
desk.) Phone: (309) 556-3810 Email Contact: Prof. Scanlon at firstname.lastname@example.org
The work done in tutoring centers occurs firstly between a tutor and his, her, or
their peers. However, it is not done in a vacuum. The experiences the student brings
to their sessions inform the work they create and thus the community our Writing Center
| Tutoring Services builds both on and off campus.
Specifically, with regard to our peer's writing, we view it not an editing process
in which the tutor dispenses wisdom and the writer responds. Rather, writing center
peer tutoring is an ongoing conversation about writing during which the tutor listens,
provides advice, and helps the writer strengthen her, their, or his skills. Everyone can benefit from writing center tutoring.
Additionally, with regard to our student success tutors and course embedded tutors
(CETs), we look at these connections as opportunities to share what we've learned
works for us to enhance student success and retention across campus.
All of our tutors are selected from a variety of majors at Illinois Wesleyan to assist
their peers. Each tutor first takes UNIV 200 or 201, courses designed to teach tutors
how to listen, provide advice, and strengthen the skills of their peers, staff, faculty,
alumni, and others in the BloNo community. Course materials are chosen to address
issues of ongoing racial strife in academia, justice and tutoring, discipline-specific
writing tasks, and more. By studying not only where tutoring is currently but also
where it can go, we hope to in turn enhance the communities in which we live and work
with our knowledge and support.