College of Arts and Sciences

University Writing Center

Bring In

  • Any type of writing
  • Essays, lab reports, references, theses
  • Graduate school applications
  • Education Portfolios
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Cover letters and resumes

We Help You

  • Figure out assignment prompts and what your teacher values
  • Brainstorm ideas and topics
  • Make drafts and go over revisions
  • Do research and learn proper documentation
  • Improve organization, coherence, development, grammar, argument and support

Testimonials from WIU students

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  • “I like that the writing center employees have a good understanding of the material without knowing anything about our course.”
  • “My tutor gave me really good tips about how to write papers in general, and gave me confidence to start my research paper. I felt like she cared about my paper, and about me personally.”
  • “I left the writing center having an understanding of what kind of writer I am and how to better myself.”
  •  “I never visited the writing center as an undergraduate, but now as a graduate student I am appreciating just how valuable of a service this is.”

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Writing Matters: The Writing Center Newsletter

Volume 1, Issue 1 :

Introducing our first newsletter which touches on the importance of the writing center for all students in any discipline. This issue also highlights Brittani Wascher, one of our talented undergraduate consultants.