The Writing Center at North Central College offers thoughtful support for writing, reading, and critical thinking across all classes. We’re open afternoons and evenings throughout each term to work with you on any aspect of your writing, from grappling with assignments and jotting down ideas, to initial drafting and revising.
We are not just for students who think they write poorly. Writing Center associates (successful student-writers sharing their expertise) also work with a wide range of students from across the College who are looking for a careful reader for their writing. And we’re not just concerned with the paper you’re currently writing. In every session, our primary commitment is to help you become a better writer and thinker. What happens in the Writing Center is different for each student depending on what’s needed.
- If you don’t have draft yet, we’ll spend time discussing the assignment and help you develop strategies to get to a draft.
- If you have a draft, we’ll read through it with you and consider how it meets your objectives.
- If you have a specific concern like thesis development, organization, or even grammatical questions, we can discuss these issues as well.
Come to the Writing Center prepared to talk about your writing. Since our goal is to improve your writing as a whole, you’ll want to be an active participant. We won’t simply proofread. Be sure to bring along any assignment sheet you’ve been given as well as any writing you’ve done so far, whether notes in the margins of a book, an outline, an essay draft, or even a graded essay that you want to work through with an associate.
Writing Center tutors and faculty celebrate another successful year at a local restaurant.
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Writing Center Coordinator,
Dr. Jennifer Jackson chats with Brigit Goudie '09
Larrance Academic Center, Main Level, Room A
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
EDGE Study Tables
Kaufman Dining Hall
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Drop by or call for an appointment (630/637-5351) or "friend" us on Facebook @ NCC Writing Center for chats, links, videos, weekly writing advice, empathetic help and more!!!
Dr. Jennifer Jackson
Director of the Writing Center and First-year Writing