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UCWbL ADMINISTRATION

Lauri Dietzlauri_dietz

Director

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Contact

(773) 325-8353
ldietz@depaul.edu
2320 N. Kenmore
212 SAC
Chicago, IL 60614

I began my journey to becoming Director of the University Center for Writing-based Learning (UCWbL) as an undergraduate writing center tutor at the UC Santa Barbara. I received my PhD in English Renaissance Literature—a time period that did not have strict rules about spelling and writing and, hence, has shaped my descriptivist philosophy. I love working at the UCWbL because of the many opportunities I have to collaborate with writers and teachers all across the university. When I'm not learning or writing about writing, you can probably find me checking my fantasy football or baseball scores. My recent scholarship about promoting undergraduate research in the humanities appears in The Journal of Effective Teaching

Tutoring Expertise

Abstracts, Annotated Bibliographies, College Applications, Conference Papers, Conference Presentations, Cover Letters, Digication/ePortfolios, English, Exegesis for Philosophical and Religious Texts, First Year Writing ePortfolio, Graduate & Professional School Applications, Literary Analysis, Personal Statements, Poetry Analyses, Research Papers, Research Proposals, Rhetorical Analyses, Resume and Curriculum Vita (C.V.), SNL Advanced Projects, SNL ILPs, Thank You Letters, Theses & Dissertations

Citation Style Expertise

APA, Chicago (Turabian), MLA

Favorite Writing Resources

The Chicago Manual of Style is my favorite go to source because they are relatively non-prescriptivist for a style guide and often give a "why" for their recommendations.

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Elizabeth CoughlinElizabeth_Coughlin

Associate Director

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Contact

(773) 325-4273
ecoughli@depaul.edu
2320 N. Kenmore
212 SAC
Chicago, IL 60614

I am the UCWbL's Writing Center Program Director and Director of Outreach and Community Relations. I supervise the Writing Center and oversee all mentoring and outreach initiatives, and work closely with departments, programs, and offices throughout and beyond DePaul. I am also on the faculty of the Department of Writing, Rhetoric, and Discourse (WRD), and for many years was Coordinator of Writing Placement for WRD. In addition to teaching WRD 395, Writing Center Theory and Pedagogy, I teach Technical Writing and Business Writing in the WRD Department. My many research interests include the histories and pedagogies of writing centers, online tutoring pedagogies, accessibility and diversity related concerns, and technical writing. My most recent scholarship appeared in The East Central Writing Centers Association Newsletter

Tutoring Expertise

Abstracts, Annotated Bibliographies, College Applications, Conference Papers, Conference Presentations, Cover Letters, Digication/ePortfolios, English, Graduate & Professional School Applications, Literary Analysis, Memos, Newsletters, Personal Statements, Query Letters, Research Papers, Rhetorical Analyses, Résumés and Curriculum Vita (C.V.), Thank You Letters

Citation Style Expertise

APA, Bluebook, Chicago (Turabian), CSE (formerly CBE), MLA

Favorite Writing Resources

I've consulted the American Heritage Dictionary's various Notes (on usage and others), its etymologies, and its Indo-European Roots Appendix regularly. They often raise questions as they answer them, and I have always found them thought-provoking.

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Matthew Pearsonmatthew_pearson

Associate Director

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Contact

(312) 285-1423
mpearso4@depaul.edu
2320 N. Kenmore
212 SAC
Chicago, IL 60614

As the UCWbL's Faculty Development and Writing Fellows Program Director, I work with DePaul faculty members to promote and support writing as a way to improve student learning. I bring enthusiasm and passion about writing as fun, challenging, and eminently worthwhile to my direct work with writers. I studied English Composition and Rhetoric at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where I worked as the Assistant Director of Writing Across the Curriculum, and English Education at the University of North Carolina-Greensboro, where I first became a peer writing tutor. My recent scholarship—published in the Journal of Research on Educational Effectiveness and the American Educational Research Journal—addresses how English Language Learners benefit from explicit instruction on the cognitive strategies that effective writers and readers use.

Tutoring Expertise

Abstracts, Annotated Bibliographies, Art/Art History, College Applications, Conference Papers, Conference Presentations, Cover Letters, Digication/ePortfolios, English, First Year Writing ePortfolio, Graduate & Professional School Applications, History, Lesson Plans, Literacy Narratives, Literature Reviews, Personal Statements, Research Papers, Research Proposals, Rhetorical Analyses, Résumés and Curriculum Vita (CVs), SNL Advanced Projects, Sociology, Theses & Dissertations, Writing for the Web

Citation Style Expertise

APA, MLA

Favorite Writing Resources

Ironically, as I'm not expert in it, the Chicago Manual of Style. I love how I can find answers to, thus far, all stylistic and layout questions I've ever had while writing. I like both the online and book versions.

The Purdue University OWL. I appreciate the way it has both abstract instructions on citations and lots of examples.

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Katie BrownKatie_Brown

Business Manager

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Contact

(312) 362-6753
cbrown42@depaul.edu
25 E. Jackson
1603 Lewis Center

Chicago, IL 60604

I'm the Business Manager and Writing Center Coordinator for the UCWbL. I started working for the UCWbL in 2009 as a member of the pilot Writing Fellows program. Since then, I have also worked for the UCWbL as a writing center tutor, an office manager, a head fellow, and, now, as the Business Manager and Writing Center Coordinator. I received my Master's Degree from DePaul, earning an M.A. in Writing, Rhetoric, and Discourse with a concentration in Teaching Writing and TESOL. I also attended DePaul for my B.A. in Writing, Rhetoric, and Discourse.

Tutoring Expertise

Annotated Bibliographies, Literacy Narratives, Literature Reviews, Rhetorical Analyses, Summaries

Citation Style Expertise

APA, MLA

Favorite Writing Resources

I love dianahacker.com because she offers helpful citation guides and examples that are really easy to navigate.

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UCWbL PROFESSIONAL STAFF

Amanda Gaddamamanda_gaddam

Writing Fellows Coordinator

In addition to being a Writing Center Tutor, Writing Group Leader, and Writing Fellow and serving as the Writing Fellows Program Coordinator, I also teach first-year writing in the Writing, Rhetoric, and Discourse Department as well as writing courses in the School for New Learning. I love working with writers at any stage of the writing process, and I look forward to assisting writers with writing theses and organizing their projects for better clarity. When I am not teaching or tutoring, I spend my time sewing, cooking, knitting, crafting, or watching multiple episodes of Law and Order: SVU.

Tutoring Expertise

Abstracts, Annotated Bibliographies, College Applications, Cover Letters, Digication/ePortfolios, English, First Year Writing ePortfolio, Graduate & Professional School Applications, Literacy Narratives, Literary Analysis, Literature Reviews, Memos, Personal Statements, Poetry Analyses, Research Papers, Research Proposals, Rhetorical Analyses, Résumés and Curriculum Vita (C.V.), SNL Advanced Projects, SNL Externships, SNL ILPs, Thank You Letters, Writing for the Web

Citation Style Expertise

APA, MLA

Favorite Writing Resources

Purdue OWL—I like Purdue OWL because it's easy to navigate and is a one-stop shop for information on both MLA and APA citations.

Library chat—I love the Library chat on the DePaul Libraries website because it's convenient and the librarians are always incredibly helpful.

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Kate Flomkate_flom

Workshops Coordinator

I attended DePaul University and earned a BA in English Literature and an MA in Writing, Rhetoric, and Discourse. I currently teach in DePaul's First Year Writing Program and I am the Workshops Coordinator for the University Center for Writing-based Learning. I love working at the UCWbL because collaborating with others is one of the best ways of helping me identify where my own strengths lie, and I also can draw on the strengths of those around me! Because of this, my favorite core belief is #4, which states that "collaboration is an especially effective mode of learning."

Tutoring Expertise

Annotated Bibliographies, Art/Art History, Digication/ePortfolios, English, First Year Writing ePortfolio, Lesson Plans, Literacy Narratives, Literary Analysis, Literature Reviews, Personal Statements

Citation Style Expertise

APA, MLA

Favorite Writing Resources

I love dianahacker.com for formatting in-text citations and references pages because it is really clearly laid out and clean. It is easy to understand and has no excessive content!

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Kevin Lyonkevin_lyon

Digication Coordinator

I am the Digication Coordinator for the University Center for Writing-based Learning and an Instructor in the First Year Writing Program. This is my sixth academic year working at the UCWbL. I attended DePaul as a student, receiving my Bachelor's degree in English with a minor in Professional Writing in 2009, and my Master's degree in Writing, Rhetoric, and Discourse with concentrations in Teaching Writing and Language and Professional and Technical Writing in 2011. My favorite UCWbL belief is that "There is no universal writing process that all writers (should) use" because it reiterates that it is OK for writers to trust their abilities and write the way they feel most comfortable. It also shows the value of collaborating with others during the writing process to get different perspectives and ideas from people with processes different than our own.

Tutoring Expertise

Abstracts, Annotated Bibliographies, College Applications, Conference Papers, Conference Presentations, Cover Letters, Digication/ePortfolios, English, Exegesis for Philosophical and Religious Texts, First Year Writing ePortfolio, Graduate & Professional School Applications, Lesson Plans, Literacy Narratives, Literary Analysis, Literature Reviews, Personal Statements, Philosophy, Research Papers, Research Proposals, Rhetorical Analyses, Résumés and Curriculum Vita (C.V.), Writing for the Web

Citation Style Expertise

APA, MLA

Favorite Writing Resources

I like using the Diana Hacker Writer's Reference website because it gives a very quick, straightforward example of the citation questions I have.

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Laura Friddlelaura_friddle

Research Coordinator

I have a B.A. in English Literature from Berea College and an M.A. in English and Writing Pedagogy from DePaul. I taught for several years in the First-Year Writing Program and currently coordinate one of the UCWbL's main branches, The CMWR. For me, writing has always been a fun but challenging process of finding a balance between all my ideas, my audience, and the details of each paragraph and sentence, and I really enjoy helping other writer's search for that balance in their own work. Currently, I'm enjoying the challenge of trying to write in Spanish as I study it.

Tutoring Expertise

Abstracts, Annotated Bibliographies, Biology, College Applications, Digication/ePortfolios, Graduate & Professional School Applications, Literacy Narratives, Literary Analysis, Literature Reviews, News Articles, Personal Statements, Poetry Analyses, Research Papers, Research Proposals, Rhetorical Analyses, Résumés and Curriculum Vita (C.V.), Thank You Letters

Citation Style Expertise

APA, MLA

Multilingual Expertise

Russian

Favorite Writing Resources

Purdue OWL—It covers a wide range of topics, and offers clear explanations and examples.

St. Martin's Handbook—It's a mainstay, and because I'm very familiar with it, it serves as a good resource for me.

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Matthew Fledderjohannmatthew_fledderjohann

Research Coordinator

I received my MA in English from DePaul and my BA in Literature and Communications from Purdue. In addition to peer tutoring, I currently work as a First Year Writing instructor at DePaul. My classes focus on the power of language and the rhetoric that is currently shaping our world. When I'm not writing lesson plans or giving feedback on others' writing, I write comparative criticism about the literature of crisis and catastrophe and fiction that merges ancient Greek and Hebrew mythology. When I'm not writing, I'm probably biking, playing Boggle, or reading stories about the post-apocalypse. I look forward this year to conversing with writers about their developing writing and their developing skills as communicators.

Tutoring Expertise

Abstracts, Annotated Bibliographies, College Applications, Conference Papers, Conference Presentations, Cover Letters, Digication/ePortfolios, English, Exegesis for Philosophical and Religious Texts, First Year Writing ePortfolio, Graduate & Professional School Applications, Lesson Plans, Literacy Narratives, Literary Analysis, Literature Reviews, Personal Statements, Poetry Analyses, Religious Studies, Research Papers, Research Proposals, Rhetorical Analyses, Résumés and Curriculum Vita (C.V.), Summaries, Thank You Letters, Theses & Dissertations

Citation Style Expertise

APA, MLA

Multilingual Expertise

Russian

Favorite Writing Resources

Purdue OWL—I find this to be a great resource to quickly answer my citation and format questions.

St. Martin's Handbook—I use this to clarify grammatical issues.

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Edward Evinsedward_evins

Peer Writing Tutor, Workshops Facilitator

A double graduate of DePaul University, I am currently a faculty member in the First-Year Writing Program. I am slightly obsessed with James Boswell/Samuel Johnson and cycling, but am usually able to keep my enthusiasm on the subjects below a low roar. I have worked at the UCWbL for a bizillion years in a number of capacities and continue working here because I love working with writers on a one-to-one basis outside of the normal teacher/student relationship. I am particularly good at brainstorming concepts and breaking down particularly troublesome assignments.

Tutoring Expertise

Annotated Bibliographies, Art/Art History, College Applications, Cover Letters, Digication/ePortfolios, English, First Year Writing ePortfolio, Graduate & Professional School Applications, Lesson Plans, Literacy Narratives, Literary Analysis, Personal Statements, Research Papers, Research Proposals, Rhetorical Analyses, Résumés and Curriculum Vita (C.V.), SNL Advanced Projects, SNL Externships, SNL ILPs, Thank You Letters

Tutoring Expertise

APA, MLA

Favorite Writing Resources

Easy! Other writers. I often feel that writers think of themselves as lone big cats, only coming to the collaborative watering hole when they absolutely have to. However, writers become better by working and sharing with other writers. I am endlessly asking for feedback, ideas and thoughts from professors, grad students, undergrad as well as random people on the Red Line ("Hey, you got a second?").

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Jen Finstromjen_f

Peer Writing Tutor, Outreach Team Member, Writers Guild Leader

I am a double alum of DePaul, BA in English 2010, MA in Writing and Publishing 2012, and am currently an instructor in the First-Year Writing Program. In addition to an interest in speculative fiction, my poetry has appeared in Atlanta Review, RHINO, The Abstract Quill, and most recently in FRiGG. In addition, I have been the poetry editor of Eclectica Magazine, an online literary quarterly, since 2005. I am a firm believer that writing is a social process and look forward to working with DePaul writers on any writing project.

Tutoring Expertise

Annotated Bibliographies, Book Proposals, College Applications, Conference Papers, Conference Presentations, Cover Letters, Digication/ePortfolios, English, First Year Writing ePortfolio, Graduate & Professional School Applications, Lesson Plans, Literacy Narratives, Literary Analysis, Literature Reviews, Memos, Personal Statements, Poetry Analyses, Query Letters, Research Papers, Research Proposals, Rhetorical Analyses, Résumés and Curriculum Vita (C.V.), SNL Advanced Projects, SNL Externships, SNL ILPs, Summaries, Thank You Letters, Theses & Dissertations

Tutoring Expertise

APA, Chicago (Turabian), MLA

Favorite Writing Resources

Transitional Words and Phrases from UW-Madison's Writing Center. This online resource is one that I often share with writers in my UCWbL work and with students in the classroom. What I especially like about this resource is that the words/phrases are grouped by the use that they are most frequently put to. For example, some categories are words used for comparison, words used for clarification, words used when talking about time, etc.

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Mark Laziomark_l

The Collaborative for Multilingual Writing & Research Coordinator

I am currently finishing up my MA in Writing, Rhetoric, and Discourse (WRD), with a concentration in Teaching Language and Writing and TESOL. My BA, also here at DePaul, was a double dose of writing with WRD and Creative Writing. Language and literacies are pretty much the coolest! And I excitedly can talk about anything related to language. Outside of writing, I love cooking and eating—especially homemade bread, my grandmother's recipe. I am a pretty big fan of The Simpsons and Thomas the Tank Engine. And yes, I have been in a rodeo. I may also happen to be a Bears fanatic.

Tutoring Expertise

Abstracts, College Applications, Conference Papers, Conference Presentations, Digication/ePortfolios, English, First Year Writing ePortfolio, Graduate & Professional School Applications, Lesson Plans, Literacy Narratives, Literary Analysis, Literature Reviews, Personal Statements, Research Papers, Rhetorical Analyses

Tutoring Expertise

APA, MLA

Favorite Writing Resources

Diana Hacker's "Research and Documentation Online": No one can, or should have to memorize citation conventions, and this online citation guide is a great go-to for any research- or documentation-based questions!

The Purdue OWL: The OWL has a wide range of useful resources--from grammar to citations--and they provide easy to understand explanations and resources. Whenever I have a question, I usually search the OWL.

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UCWbL PEER WRITING TUTORS

Allana T.allana_t

Peer Writing Tutor, Social Media Team Member

I am a graduate student working towards my Masters in New Media Studies. Although my educational background is in English, I have been working in the field of social media, especially sports media, for a couple of years now; I even run my own NBA blog. However, I also love to write music and fashion reviews as well as dabble in non-fiction short stories. I feel as though working at the UCWbL not only allows me to help others but that I am actually learning something new about writing every day.

Tutoring Expertise

Annotated Bibliographies, College Applications, Cover Letters, English, Journalism, Literary Analysis, Magazine Articles, News Articles, Personal Statements, Philosophy, Psychology, Research Papers, Research Proposals, Résumés and Curriculum Vita (C.V.), Thank You Letters, Writing for the Web

Citation Expertise

MLA

Multilingual Expertise

Romanian, French

Favorite Writing Resources

I love The Purdue OWL. Not only is it easy to navigate but it literally answers any and all questions I might have, on a wide array of topics.

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Allie B.allie_b

Peer Writing Tutor

I am currently a junior studying English and Public Relations & Advertising. I also spent a year in the Theatre School as a Theatre Arts major, so I am familiar with and love to work with dramatic text. My favorite part about writing is outlining and organization because once you figure out what you know and what you want to write about the rest comes easy! I do need a place without distractions to work, so most of the time I'm on the third floor in the library jamming to Lord of the Rings or Harry Potter instrumental soundtracks to make my writing seem more dramatic. Hopefully I can make others enjoy the writing process as much as I do by helping them find their own writing process.

Tutoring Expertise

Annotated Bibliographies, Cover Letters, English, First Year Writing ePortfolio, Literary Analysis, Literature Reviews, News Articles, Personal Statements, Research Papers, Résumés and Curriculum Vita (C.V.), Thank You Letters, Theatre

Citation Expertise

APA, MLA

Favorite Writing Resources

The >Purdue Owl because it explains the MLA guidelines really well and also provides examples.

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Bridget W.bridget_w

Peer Writing Tutor

I graduated from DePaul with a BA in Writing, Rhetoric, and Discourse and I'm now a graduate student in the same department. For me, the best part of writing is being in the zone--when you finally find the article, word, idea, or peer that launches the rest of your piece and makes it hard to stop writing, or even thinking. So, I love being the person that helps someone else find a breakthrough. My favorite places to find the zone are coffee shops. When I can't make it out, I recreate the ambiance in my living room with coffitivity.com.

Tutoring Expertise

Annotated Bibliographies, Digication/ePortfolios, First Year Writing ePortfolio, Literacy Narratives, Magazine Articles, Memos, News Articles, Newsletters, Research Papers, Research Proposals, Rhetorical Analyses, Summaries, Thank You Letters, Writing for the Web

Citation Expertise

MLA

Favorite Writing Resources

Purdue OWL—I head to Purdue's Online Writing Lab for invention strategies when I have writer's block and for help with citations.

Grammar Girl--This blog is an easy-to-use-and-understand resource for grammar, punctuation and usage questions.

DePaul University Library--The library's large collection of research databases is my first stop when beginning a research paper.

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Carolyn R.carolyn_r

Outreach Team Leader, Peer Writing Tutor

I'm a first year graduate student in the M.A. in English program at DePaul and a graduate assistant at the UCWbL. I'm an unabashed bookworm, bike enthusiast (the ones with pedals), and believer in the value of service to others. For this reason I volunteer with organizations such as House of the Good Shepherd and WBEZ, Chicago's public radio station. It's also because of my enthusiasm for helping others that I am so glad to be a peer writing tutor at the UCWbL. I'm passionate about working with writers to further their understanding of and confidence in using writing processes.

Tutoring Expertise

English, History, Literary Analysis, Literature Reviews, Magazine Articles, News Articles, Newsletters, Personal Statements, Philosophy, Poetry Analyses, Religious Studies, Research Papers, Summaries, Thank You Letters

Citation Expertise

MLA

Favorite Writing Resources

The Purdue OWL—I find this to be the most user friendly, quick-to-use writing and citation resource.

The Little Brown Handbook--This text has everything you need to know about writing mechanics, style, and how to write and create citations in MLA, Chicago, APA, and CSE formats.

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Cynthia M.cynthia_m

Head Writing Fellow, Peer Writing Tutor

I am a junior majoring in both Writing, Rhetoric, and Discourse and Intercultural Communications who loves brainstorming and helping writers find their creative voice. I always remind anyone who will listen that "everyone's a writer" because I think it's important to give writers the confidence they need to flesh their ideas out. Besides writing, some of my favorite things include: telling people what I'm studying without taking a breath, riding the CTA, breaking it down on the dance floor, cartoons, and eating while reading.

Tutoring Expertise

Digication/ePortfolios, English, First Year Writing ePortfolio, Personal Statements, Research Papers, Rhetorical Analyses

Tutoring Expertise

APA, MLA

Multilingual Expertise

Spanish

Favorite Writing Resources

Purdue OWL—It provides easy to model examples for formatting citations, resumes, cover letters, etc.

Google Scholar--When it comes to finding resources, this website is a life saver. I can type up a whole sentence and it will find exactly what I need.

The UCWbL "Resources for Writers" webpage--Need I say more?

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Hannah L.hannah_l

Peer Writing Tutor

I am a first year graduate student in the Writing, Rhetoric, & Discourse M.A. program. Born and raised in Chicago, I live, breathe, listen, love, and write this city, particularly its poetry. In academia, I adore formulating theses, grammar, and rhetorical analyses. I seek to challenge myself and DePaul to share our poetry with one other, at the UCWbL and beyond. I immerse myself in stories, poems, jazz, Typical Cats, and any brave new sound. I could not be here without support of my professors and the ever-growing family of Chicago writers, so let us continue to grow together.

Tutoring Expertise

English, Literary Analysis, Literature Reviews, Philosophy, Poetry Analyses, Research Papers, Research Proposals, Rhetorical Analyses, Sociology, Theses & Dissertations

Citation Expertise

Chicago (Turabian), MLA

Favorite Writing Resources

The Elements of Style, Strunk & White--A timeless, straightforward, & unassuming little book of grammatical refreshers & reminders on how to write in cogent language, complete with illuminating examples. E.B. White also wrote my childhood favorite, The Trumpet of the Swan.

The Teachers & Writers Handbook of Poetic Forms, edited by Ron Padgett--A handy & extensive reference for those elusive forms & tropes, useful for explication and observations in critical readings of poetry, as well as for finding new forms to write

The Online Writing Lab at Purdue University (OWL) An accessible & thorough online reservoir of knowledge on formatting, grammar, and more!

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Katie C.katie_c

Peer Writing Tutor, Head Writing Fellow

I am a junior majoring in Secondary English Education. I love writing because it is my favorite form of self expression. Helping other people with their writing allows me to take something that a lot of people find challenging and turn it into something they can enjoy, which makes expressing themselves that much easier. I'm a pop culture junkie, so when I'm not writing I can usually be found watching my favorite shows and tweeting about them. This really just makes me a writer again because, as The Handbook points out, "Anyone who writes anything is a writer," (Tweets included.).

Tutoring Expertise

College Applications, Digication/ePortfolios, English, First Year Writing ePortfolio, Lesson Plans, Literary Analysis, Literature Reviews, Music Education , Poetry Analyses, Rhetorical Analyses, Summaries, Theatre

Tutoring Expertise

APA, MLA

Favorite Writing Resources

The Purdue OWL, because it is up to date, easy to use, and comprehensive. I have yet to have a question it was unable to answer.

Other Peer Writing Tutors, because collaborating with other people helps to find multiple answers to my questions and also helps me to gain a lot of knowledge and insight.

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Keli T.keli_t

Workshops Assistant Coordinator, Peer Writing Tutor

I am a graduate assistant and writing tutor within the UCWbL, first year student in the Master of Arts in English program, and recent transplant from Missouri. When not on campus I can likely be found wandering somewhere immediately adjacent, cursing my lack of directional intelligence. The act of choreographing letters and symbols to my own rhythm is something in which I take singular delight, and I am galvanized at the prospect of collaborating with so many others during their own writing processes.

Tutoring Expertise

Abstracts, Annotated Bibliographies, College Applications, Cover Letters, English, Graduate & Professional School Applications, Literary Analysis, Memos, Personal Statements, Research Papers, Research Proposals, Rhetorical Analyses, Résumés and Curriculum Vita (C.V.), Thank You Letters

Citation Expertise

APA, MLA

Favorite Writing Resources

Although I do have particular favorites, I consult various dictionaries and thesauri almost daily.

Google Ngram has its limitations, but I have sometimes taken its data under advisement when feeling undecided between a pair of words or phrases.

Joseph M. Williams' magnificent Style: The Basics of Clarity and Grace is my preferred authority on the art of writing.

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Kevin K.kevin_s

Peer Writing Tutor, Scrawl Radio Host

I recently finished my Bachelor's Degree in History (with a Peace and Conflict Studies minor). Now I am now working on a Master's of Education. Because of my passions for local history and social justice education, I help to write community-based curriculum for Chicago schools. I write songs. You can hear some of them at realmovement.bandcamp.com. I also host an open mic on Monday nights at the Town Hall Pub in Boystown. Whether you do music, comedy, poetry, or pretty much anything, you should come by to perform your work and connect with others!

Tutoring Expertise

Annotated Bibliographies, Digication/ePortfolios, History, Research Papers

Citation Expertise

APA, Chicago (Turabian)

Favorite Writing Resources

I love using The Purdue OWL for APA and MLA citations. They make it simple.I also enjoy using the Elements of Style (Strunk & White) to learn how to make writing flow better.

I also enjoy using the Elements of Style (Strunk & White) to learn how to make writing flow better.

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Kevin S.kevin_s

Peer Writing Tutor

I am a senior majoring in English with a concentration in Creative writing and minoring in Screenwriting. I love writing stories while listening to post-rock or jazz. I write for DePaul's English webpage, The Underground and write music reviews on Sputnikmusic.com. In the past I wrote film reviews for my community college and town paper. Currently I keep a blog on Wordpress where you can view much of my writing. The UCWbL offers a great way for me to help others find a love for writing and I am forever striving to share the power of words with others.

Tutoring Expertise

College Applications, Cover Letters, English, Literary Analysis, Literature Reviews, Personal Statements, Poetry Analyses, Research Papers, Screenplays, Thank You Letters

Citation Expertise

MLA

Favorite Writing Resources

First and foremost, the Merriam Webster dictionary app. on my phone. It's far too convenient to not have. I use it every day.

The Purdue OWL page is always a go-to if I need a refresher on stylizing and formatting.

While I could easily list ten books here, I'll stick to my top three.Joseph Campbell's "The Hero With A Thousand Faces"- Anyone who wants to tell a story needs to read this. Syd Field's "Screenplay"- A must have for any screenwriter. John Gardner's "The Art of Fiction"- A go-to for notes on craft

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Lauren M.lauren_m

Head Writing Center Tutor, Peer Writing Tutor

I am a graduate student in the Writing, Rhetoric, and Discourse program. When writing, reading, or doing homework, I enjoy watching TV shows like Mythbusters or Criminal Minds or listening to pop music. I love working with others on the writing because I enjoy reading about others' experiences and interests. After seeing how much conversations about writing have helped my own work, I want to help other writers have the same opportunity.

Tutoring Expertise

Annotated Bibliographies, College Applications, English, Graduate & Professional School Applications, Literary Analysis, Personal Statements, Research Papers, Theatre

Citation Expertise

AP, MLA

Favorite Writing Resources

I love the "resources for writers" at depaul.edu/writing and the Purdue OWL.

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Maggie M.maggie_m

Peer Writing Tutor

Hello, my name is Maggie and I am a 1L at the College of Law! I recently graduated with my Bachelor's in Community Psychology and Peace, Social Justice, and Conflict Resolution Studies from DePaul. 2013-2014 will be my third year as a peer writing tutor. I look forward to the many exciting hours of discussing prompts, writer's block, and finishing touches that lie ahead! In my spare time I enjoy reading Dr. Seuss, finding new Pinterest crafts to clutter my apartment with, and going to prison.

Tutoring Expertise

Annotated Bibliographies, College Applications, Exegesis for Philosophical and Religious Texts, Graduate & Professional School Applications, Literacy Narratives, Memos, Personal Statements, Psychology, Research Papers, Rhetorical Analyses, Résumés and Curriculum Vita (C.V.), Summaries, Thank You Letters

Citation Expertise

APA, Bluebook, MLA

Multilingual Expertise

Spanish

Favorite Writing Resources

Purdue OWL- It seems to know absolutely everything about MLA and APA citation and is easy to navigate.

The Bluebook- A bit less fun than the OWL, but, it explains itself well and provides plenty of examples to help us figure it out together.

Other writers- The majority of what I have learned about writing has come from asking people questions.

Google- when in doubt!

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Matt K.matt_k

Peer Writing Tutor

I am a junior majoring in Accountancy and am in the University Honors Program. I am also a part of Beta Alpha Psi, the honors accounting fraternity. Outside of DePaul, I take classes at the Second City and am part of both the Writing and Improv programs. My takeaway from the synthesis of education and comedy is that writing can be made into a worthwhile experience through collaboration. I look forward to bringing my background in business, education, and comedy writing to every person who comes in for help at the UCWbL.

Tutoring Expertise

Accounting, Annotated Bibliographies, Business Plans, Cover Letters, English, History, Research Papers, Résumés and Curriculum Vita (C.V.), Thank You Letters

Citation Expertise

APA, MLA

Favorite Writing Resources

1. "My Grammar and I... Or Should That Be Me? How to Speak and Write It Right" by Caroline Taggart and J.A. Wines. I often reference this source because this book clearly presents both standard and complex grammar issues in an easy to understand format.

2. The Purdue OWL. I visit the Owl for pretty much every citation need because, let's be honest, remembering all of those different citation formats can be overwhelming; like a crowded K-mart on layaway.

3. "Bossypants" by Tina Fey. In addition to being my idol, Tina has a way of always writing with a distinct point of view; a focus that all writers need to look at when working on a project. Also, this book just has some plain good advice.

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Molly R.molly_r

Workshops Assistant Coordinator, Peer Writing Tutor

I am a first-year Writing, Rhetoric, and Discourse (WRD) graduate student. I received my Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, double majoring in Art and English. I have been a writing tutor/instructor for four years and I absolutely love collaborating with others on writing. My favorite UCWbL core belief states that all writers, no matter how accomplished, can improve their writing by sharing work in progress and revising based on constructive criticism. Every writer needs a reader! When I'm not UCWbLing, there's a good chance you can find me drinking coffee, doing yoga, or making a mess in my kitchen.

Tutoring Expertise

Abstracts, Annotated Bibliographies, Art/Art History, College Applications, Conference Papers, Conference Presentations, Cover Letters, English, Graduate & Professional School Applications, Lesson Plans, Literacy Narratives, Literary Analysis, Literature Reviews, Memos, Personal Statements, Research Papers, Research Proposals, Rhetorical Analyses, Résumés and Curriculum Vita (C.V.), Summaries, Thank You Letters, Theses & Dissertations, Writing for the Web

Citation Expertise

APA, Chicago (Turabian), MLA

Favorite Writing Resources

The Purdue OWL: This is a popular resource and with good reason! The Online Writing Lab at Purdue University offers a vast amount of reference materials for any writing project. One of my favorites is the Citation Style Chart, which contains a side-by-side comparison of APA, MLA, and Chicago citation styles.

Style: Ten Lessons in Clarity and Grace (Joseph M. Williams): Another classic resource. Whenever I get stuck or could use some motivation, I go here! What I love about this resource is its helpfulness across genres and contexts, and also its focus on audience and reader expectations. There's something for every writer in this book!

They Say, I Say: The Moves that Matter in Academic Writing (Graff & Berkenstein): I think this is an essential resource, especially for beginner academic writers. It's compact, affordable, and easy to follow. It's essential because it focuses on framing arguments, and ultimately shows students how to critically engage with others' arguments and perspectives in a seamless and sophisticated manner.

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Ted D.ted_d

Peer Writing Tutor

I'm a junior majoring in Secondary Math Education. Since high school, I've learned math best through writing. A complicated mathematical concept explained in concise, organized writing was easier for me to understand than lines of equations on a board. Because writing has been my method of learning math, the UCWbl's recognition of writing as a method for learning in any subject resonates with me. As a writing fellow, I'm excited to continue exploring how writing is both a process of explaining and understanding ideas.

Tutoring Expertise

Cover Letters, English, Literary Analysis, Personal Statements, Résumés and Curriculum Vita (C.V.)

Citation Expertise

APA, MLA

Favorite Writing Resources

http://www.library.cornell.edu/resrch/citmanage. Cornell University's library website succinctly explains both APA and MLA citation style.

Grammar Girl has short, useful explanations for common grammar questions.

Notes from my previous writing-based courses. Looking back on advice from professors, specifically on my writing, helps me recognize and improve the weaknesses in my work.

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