The Lewis University Writing Center offers peer tutoring for your course writing. Writing tutoring is offered during the day, in LARC, and in the evening and on weekends in the library. The writing tutors, most of whom are English majors, can help writers at various levels of experience and at any stage of the writing process. The writing tutors provide what most writers need and seek: effective and real audience response to a piece of writing.
How to meet with a writing tutor: Make an appointment with a writing tutor by signing up at the LARC reception desk, or by calling for an appointment (815-836-5593). Each appointment lasts a half-hour. You can also try coming by without an appointment since tutors may be available.
What to bring to your tutoring session: Bring the instructor’s assignment sheet, any class notes, any ideas toward your writing, and full or partial drafts.
What to expect during the tutoring session: After you explain the assignment and read your draft aloud, you and the tutor will discuss strategies for improving the particular piece of writing you are working on, or for improving your writing in general. The tutor, however, will not “correct” your writing for you; instead, the tutor 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.