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​Welcome to the Chicago Campus Writing Center!


Help Using the Writing Center:

The Chicago Writing Center offers three appointment options:

  • Scheduled online or in-person meetings of up to 1 hour (1.5 hours for dissertations) with a Writing Coach. View our coaches' schedule, select a time, then attach the assignment you would like to discuss. We can typically get through 5-8 pages in a 1-hour meeting. This option is great for writers who want an in-depth understanding of our suggestions or want to talk through specific questions with an expert.
  • Online review of a written assignment by a Writing Coach. View our coaches' schedule, select a block of time, and attach your assignment. The coach will review your work at that scheduled time and return a document with feedback within a few hours of the appointment's end time. We can typically read and annotate around 5-8 pages in a 1-hour appointment.
  • Walk-in visits with a Writing Coach (returning Fall 2021). Check our schedule online or just stop by the Writing Center on the 10th floor of 325 N Wells, during our hours posted on MYWCONLINE. We can typically get through 5-8 pages in a 1-hour meeting.

 Our online scheduling is done through WCONLINE. Register an account with your TCSPP email address, then log in using your myChicagoSchool credentials. If you need help using WCONLINE, email Emily Hilleren.

​ ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Frequently asked questions:

What can the Chicago Writing Center help with?

In addition to feedback on writing, we also offer one-on-one and small group statistics coaching, as well as Conversation Partners for English language learners. These services can be accessed through our calendar at the "Schedule Appointment/Submit Work" link above. If you would like to schedule recurring appointments with a specific coach, email us​!

Can I make an appointment now and upload my document later?

Yes! You can attach your file to the appointment through our online calendar at any point up to the appointment start time. We will try to send you a reminder the day of your appointment if we do not yet see a file attached. Appointments will be canceled if no file is uploaded by 10 minutes after the appointment start time.

What do I do if I'm running late for an appointment?

Your writing or statistics coach will wait for you until 10 minutes after the start of the appointment then cancel the appointment. If you know you are late but are planning to attend, contact [email protected] to let us know. Otherwise, please visit our calendar to reschedule for a later time.

Does the Writing Center proctor exams?

During on-campus semesters, we offer private room testing appointments, which can be booked through our calendar at the "Schedule Appointment/Submit Work" link above. Once you have booked a time, please coordinate with your instructor to provide testing materials to the Writing Center ahead of your proctoring appointment. 

Can I submit my dissertation for review?

We do not copyedit full dissertations (this service is provided by Dissertation Processing​), but we do accept dissertation chapters for in-person or written feedback appointments of up to 1.5 hours in length. Please indicate what you would like the coach to focus on (e.g. organization, APA formatting check), as the focus of your appointment can affect how much content can be reviewed in 1.5 hours. If you would like your full dissertation read by the Writing Center, plan on multiple appointments over multiple weeks, and plan to take time between visits to incorporate our feedback throughout your full document. You may want to make appointments with multiple coaches (clearly delineating which pages to review) to speed up the process.

We do not accept more than one dissertation appointment per student per day.​

Are pre-formatted APA document templates available?

Yes! Our colleagues at the Online Writing and Learning Center have created an APA Style assignment template and an APA Style dissertation template available for your use. The dissertation template, along with the dissertation manual and other important forms, can be accessed on the Dissertation Documents​ page. The assignment template is accessible through the Online Writing and Learning Center website.

Chicago Campus​ Contact

Center Coordinator: Emily Hilleren [email protected]
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