For Students

The Lewis University Writing Center is one of the many free services Lewis University provides Lewis students to improve their coursework.  Located on the first floor of the library, the Writing Center provides peer tutoring for course writing. Additionally, The Writing Center: Graduate Writing Services is located on the third floor and offers specialized graduate writing support.  Writing tutors can provide what most writers need: real audience response to a piece of writing.

Writing tutors can help students:


Writing Center General Information

  • Generate ideas and develop content
  • Organize, edit, and revise
  • Form coherent paragraphs
  • Compose smoother sentences
  • Choose words wisely
  • Develop proofreading and editing skills
  • Improve research skills
  • Use and integrate sources
  • Cite APA, MLA, and Chicago Style

Writing tutors can help student writers at various levels of experience and at any stage of the writing process. Tutors come from a variety of majors and are trained to analyze a piece of writing in order to help improve a writer’s writing and writing project.

Services available to students include:

  • Face to Face Appointments
  • Real-Time Phone Appointments
  • Joint Writing Tutor and Research Librarian Appointments
  • Email Online Response
  • Graduate Writing Support
  • ESL/ELL Writing Support
  • Graduate School and PhD Study Applications/Personal Statement Writing Support, including Law School, Medical School, Business School, Peace Corp, and more
  • Scholarship and Fellowship Writing Support
  • Scholarship/Conference Presentation Writing Support
  • Oak Brook Writing Support
  • Free Writing Workshops
  • Graduate School Orientation Writing Workshops for Incoming Students
  • Writing Center Hotline (815-588-7301) and Facebook Messaging
  • Online Writing Lab (OWL) (lewisuwritingcenter.wordpress.com)
  • Remind Text Notification System for Writing Center PR

Students seeking graduate writing support can visit our location in C.A.S.E—on the third floor– for help with course specific writing assignments as well as:

  • graduate school statements
  • personal statements
  • scholarship and fellowship essays
  • volunteer and service applications
  • letters of intent

The tutors in the Writing Center will not correct or edit your writing; instead, they will ask you relevant questions about your work and discuss in detail the options and strategies available to you for making your writing more effective—in terms of content, organization, language use, and format style.

Writers can make an appointment online by visiting lewisu.edu/appointment or calling (815) 836-5427 during normal business hours.

We encourage you to stop by!  We have a welcoming and energetic space for students and tutors enjoy helping others become more effective writers.

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