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Connect. Collaborate. Create.

Our undergraduate and graduate writing consultants are resource experts ready to help you with any writing project, academic or professional, at any stage of the process. We offer one-on-one appointments in a variety of formats in Macomb, the Quad Cities, and online. We also develop writing workshops in collaboration with faculty, in and outside the classroom.

Interested in developing a writing support plan tailored to your needs as a writer? We can do that, too!

Check out our hours, self-scheduling platform, and other resources below.

Faculty/staff: Use the Faculty Resources link to request a UWC presentation or workshop. 

Fall 2022 Hours (Aug 22 - Dec 16)

Macomb In-Person (Malpass Library, 3rd floor), Online (synchronous) and E-Tutoring (asynchronous)

  • Monday - Thursday 9am - 9pm
  • Friday 9am - 4pm
  • Sunday 2pm - 9pm

Quad Cities (QC Complex 2219) In-Person Hours (for online or e-tutoring, see above)

  • Monday, Tuesday, Friday 9am - 12:30pm
  • Wednesday 12:30pm - 4pm
  • Thursday 5pm - 9pm

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Video Tutorials and FAQ

Tips for Getting the Most Out of Your Session

  • Bring or attach supporting materials like assignment sheets, scholarship prompts, or instructor-provided resources
  • Be prepared with some goals for the session--what do you want to focus on?
  • Plan for about 30 minutes per 2 double-spaced pages (appointments can be 30 minutes to 2 hours)

Did You Know?

After your session, your consultant will enter a summary of what you worked on in the appointment system. It will be emailed to you, but you can also go back to the appointment to review feedback and download documents any time.

Staff, Contact Info, and Locations

Dr. Ashley M. Beardsley, Director (a-beardsley@wiu.edu)

Undergraduate and graduate writing consultant bios can be found in our appointment system, WC Online.


General email: uwc@wiu.edu (note: appointments can't be made via email)

Phone: 309-298-2815 (leave a message and someone will return your call)


  • Macomb: Located in the Malpass Library, on the third floor 
  • Quad Cities: Located in QC Complex 2219 (U.S. Bank Writing Center)
  • Online: Anyone can schedule an online (real time) or e-tutoring (asynchronous) appointment through the main schedule in WC Online