|5 Reasons to Drop 5 Paragraph Essays||An event aimed at teaching college first and second years the MEAL plan for paragraphs and the importance of writing longer, collegiate-level papers. Led by experienced tutors, this event is sure to get you thinking differently about your writing process. RSVPs are appreciated but not required and can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org along with any questions!||105b Ames Library||6 p.m.-7 p.m. Thursday October 3|
|APA? No way!||This hour-long event is structured to help writers who struggle with APA documentation. We'll take you through the basics, listen to questions you have, and provide you with resources to better master the APA style. This even it led by experienced tutors who know APA and want you to know it, too. RSVPs are appreciated but not required and can be sent to email@example.com along with any questions!||105b Ames Library||6p.m.-7 p.m. Wednesday October 9|
|Trick or Tweet||Can you write a suitable-for-work scary story in 280 characters or less? We want to read it! Submit your scary stories to our director at firstname.lastname@example.org the week of October 21st. The DEADline (get it?) has been extended to Saturday, October 26th at midnight. Prizes will be awarded to first, second, and third place winners. All IWU faculty, staff, and students are encouraged to participate. Early submissions, ones with triggering content, NSFW stories, and those which exceed the 280 character count will not be considered.||October 21 through October 25 at 5 p.m.|
|Writing in Sociology and Anthropology||In tandem with the Sociology and Anthropology Department here at IWU, the writing center is assisting with this informative, lunch-time meeting about writing in these disciplines.||SFH 202||Wednesday Nov. 13 12 to 1 p.m.|
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.
We reserve the right to revoke Writing Center privileges for any student who does not engage our services in an ethical, constructive, and respectful manner.
Sunday-Thursday 1:00-5:00 & 7:00-10:00pm
2019 Fall Opening & Closing Dates
|Monday, Sept. 2, 1:00 p.m.||Open for the Fall Semester|
|Thursday, Oct. 17, 4 p.m.||Close for Fall Break|
|Monday, Oct. 21, 1:00pm||Re-open after Fall Break|
|Tuesday, Nov. 26, 4:00 pm||Close for Thanksgiving Break|
|Monday Dec. 2, 1:00pm||Re-open after Thanksgiving Break|
|Finals Week||Limited hours, TBD|