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Oak Forest gains a new Writing Group January 14, 2012

The UCWbL’s increasingly popular Writing Groups program will be adding a new Suburban Campus Writing Group this coming Monday, January 16. On top of the regular Saturday hours at DePaul’s Oak Forest, Naperville, and O’Hare campuses, the UCWbL will be hosting another Writing Group in Oak Forest on Monday evenings from 4-6:30pm. We hope you will join us in Oak Forest on Monday to celebrate this new addition to the UCWbL!


Scrawl Radio: Special Friday the 13th Episode May 17, 2011

Join hosts Devin Leigh, Natalie Desjardin, and Mark Lazio in a quest to discover what has happened to Jenny, Scrawl Radio’s frequent contributor and Word of the Day Diva, during this special Friday the 13th episode.



Bringing People Together: Help for SNL writers and UCWbL tutors April 6, 2011

Does this scenario sound familiar?  

An SNL (School for New Learning) writer comes into the writing center and sits down with a tutor to work on a draft for a portion of her Advanced Project.  The conference begins congenially, with the tutor and writer shaking hands and exchanging introductions.  Following introductions, the conversation goes something like this:  (more…)


Research-Writing Workshops to Come to Suburban Campuses! February 23, 2011

Winter quarter is nearly half done, and I’m sure everyone knows what that means. Mid-terms are over, the snow is starting to melt, and the UCWbL’s winter quarter research-writing workshop is coming to a Suburban Campus near you!

This workshop, “From First Draft to Polished Product: Writing Your Researched Argument,” will be held at the Oak Forest and O’Hare campuses on Saturday, February 26 at 12 noon.  The workshop will take place at Naperville on Saturday, March 5th at noon.  During the workshop, you’ll explore strategies that can help you tackle long-term research projects, whether you’re working on an Independent Learning Pursuit, a senior thesis, an Advanced Project, or a course-long research paper.  (more…)


Suburban Campus Writing Groups January 22, 2011

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We’ve all been there.  The essay is assigned on Monday and you have every intention of starting on Tuesday.  Wednesday rolls around and you vow to spend at least an hour writing a first draft.  Thursday slips away and on Friday, the assignment sheet sits on your desk, stares you in the face and threatens to ruin your weekend.  The next two days are inevitably riddled with anxiety, frustration, and writer’s block, and Sunday night becomes a last ditch, all night effort to produce an essay that you hope will escape your professor’s close scrutiny. (more…)