First Year Composition Program: Student Support Services

University Writing Center

University Writing Center

The University Writing Center at Stevenson Towers South, Lower Level is a place for all writers at Northern Illinois University, undergraduates, graduates, staff, and even faculty, to talk about their writing with trained consultants, one-on-one.
ESL center

English as a Second Language Clinic

The ESL Center provides one-on-one tutoring and support for the ESL students of our community. We have one hour sessions. You can sign up for sessions in the ESL Center, or by calling and scheduling an appointment. We usually work with our clients in conversation, pronunciation, written and verbal communication, and American culture. We also provide support and practice for the GET and SPEAK tests. Our tutors are experienced ESL/EFL TAs, Instructors, and Professors from NIU.
Writers Workshop

Writer's Workshop

The primary mission of the Writers' Workshop, as distinguished from the University Writing Center, is to support students enrolled in English 102/103P during their first year at NIU. Tutors team with instructors to facilitate a carefully integrated curriculum each week in both fall and spring semesters. These required 50-minute sessions may center on any number of composition-related concerns, whether those be reading comprehension and analysis, content development and organization, or elements of style and mechanics. Sessions are collegial, honoring the perspectives of students, tutors, and instructors.

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