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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, Résumés 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, Acting Writing Center Director

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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 Acting Writing Center Director 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 as a writing center tutor, an office manager, a head fellow, and, now, as the Business Manager and Acting Writing Center Director. 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 with a minor in Psychology.

Tutoring Expertise

Annotated Bibliographies, First Year Writing ePortfolio, Lesson Plans, Literacy Narratives, Literature Reviews, Psychology, Research Papers, Rhetorical Analyses, Thank You Letters

Citation Style Expertise

APA, MLA

Favorite Writing Resources

I love Dianna Hacker Online because it 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 peer writing tutor and the UCWbL Research 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 Law and Order: SVU marathons.

Tutoring Expertise

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

Citation Style Expertise

APA, MLA

Favorite Writing Resources

I always turn to UCWbL Tutors for help first because they are trained to patiently work with me and help me find what I'm looking for.

The DePaul Library provides extensive, accessible, and friendly support for all research-related processes.

Diana Hacker Online is easy to read and easy to navigate when looking for specific information about grammar and/or citation rules.

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Kate Derrickkate_flom

Workshops Coordinator

Hi, I'm Kate and I'm a double Demon - I earned both my BA in English and MA in Writing, Rhetoric, and Discourse from DePaul! My favorite UCWbL Core Belief is #4: "Collaboration among peers is a particularly effective mode of learning" because some of my best writing has come out of getting feedback from my friends, family, and fellow UCWbLers!

When I'm not writing, I am most likely knitting. If you're interested in hearing about the parallels I see between the writing process and the knitting process, take a look through my UCWbL e-Portfolio!

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, Literature Reviews, Personal Statements, Research Papers, Rhetorical Analyses, Résumés and Curriculum Vita (C.V.), Thank You Letters

Citation Style Expertise

APA, Chicago (Turabian), MLA

Favorite Writing Resources

For all things Citations, I love using Diana Hacker Online. The clean design and organization makes finding information on MLA, APA, and Chicago style easy and relatively stress free.

When attempting to understand things like dangling modifiers or when to use which or that, Grammar Girl is the best. The explanations are super clear and down to earth, and more often than not, I walk away feeling like I truly understand grammar "rules".

I also love using the DePaul Library for both the wealth of databases and the super friendly reference librarians! At DePaul, we are extremely lucky to have so many academic resources, and the Library is one of the best!

Finally, UCWbL tutors are my all time favorite writing resource. UCWbLers are enthusiastic, friendly, and provide a wide range of feedback to help in pretty much any situation!

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Lauren Martynlauren_martyn

Writing Fellows Coordinator

I am a graduate student in Writing, Rhetoric, and Discourse. As a writer, I've found that not only is my process different from that of other writers, but it also differs depending on what/when/where I'm writing. I like to experiment with new techniques for brainstorming and revising to help me continually grow as a writer. When I'm not writing, I enjoy reading novels on the CTA.

Tutoring Expertise

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

Citation Style Expertise

APA, MLA

Favorite Writing Resources

The DePaul Library offers me vast networks of possibility.

The Purdue OWL is my quick go to for citation questions.

UCWbL Tutors offer unique perspective on any question.

And Grammar Girl supplies succinct, well-reasoned answers to common questions.

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Mark Laziomark_l

Peer Writing Tutor

I attended DePaul for both my BA and MA in Writing, Rhetoric and Discourse, and now I am an instructor in the First Year Writing Program. Language and literacies are pretty much the coolest! And I excitedly will 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, Cover Letters, Digication/ePortfolios, English, First Year Writing ePortfolio, Graduate & Professional School Applications, Lesson Plans, Literacy Narratives, Literary Analysis, Literature Reviews, Personal Statements, Research Papers, Research Proposals, Rhetorical Analyses, Résumés and Curriculum Vita (C.V.), Theses & Dissertations

Tutoring Expertise

APA

Favorite Writing Resources

UCWbL tutors are a great resource because they provide new perspectives and ideas. Additionally, they also can give you a great resource for a specific question.

Diana Hacker Online is my life for citation help. The easy-to-use drop-down menu makes finding the source type extremely quick, and she has great examples to help model the correct conventions.

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Hannah L.hannah_l

Web Development Coordinator

Fresh out of the DePaul Department of Writing, Rhetoric, and Discourse with an MA, I proudly serve as the UCWbL Web + Tech Coordinator while also teaching First-Year Writing. From my time tutoring at the UCWbL, I have found that "collaboration is a particularly effective mode of learning," and I strive to work with my fellow writers (anyone who writes anything is a writer!) to practice this belief. My tutoring and teaching revolves around the belief that mutual understanding leads to mutual success, and that rhetoric is empowering. When not writing at DePaul, I write and read poetry, and also professionally write with Creatives on File.

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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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

Abstracts, Annotated Bibliographies, Art/Art History, College Applications, Cover Letters, Digication/ePortfolios, English, First Year Writing ePortfolio, Lesson Plans, Literacy Narratives, Literary Analysis, Literature Reviews, 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

Tutoring Expertise

MLA

Favorite Writing Resources

UCWbL Tutors!

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 Demon with a BA in English and an MA in writing and publishing. In addition to working as a peer writing tutor in the Writing Center, I am also a writing group leader for Writers Guild, one of the UCWbL's writing groups. I have been the poetry editor of Eclectica Magazine since October of 2005, and my work appears in RHINO, NEAT, Cider Press Review, and Midwestern Gothic, among other places. See my recent work online. I believe wholeheartedly in the UCWbL's Core Belief that "anyone who writes anything is a writer."

Tutoring Expertise

Abstracts, 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 ILPs, Theses & Dissertations

Tutoring Expertise

APA, Chicago (Turabian), MLA, AAA

Favorite Writing Resources

The DePaul Library is a wonderful resource not only for its books and databases but also for the help that a writer can receive from the Research Guides and research librarians.

Grammar Girl is one of my favorite grammar resources. Not only does Grammar Girl look realistically at how and why we say and write what we do, she also writes entertaining sample sentences to illustrate things like passive voice and the difference between "lay" and "lie."

Diana Hacker Online is my preferred citation resource for both MLA and APA. The resource is organized clearly, and I feel that I have been able to find what I need no matter what type of source I am trying to cite.

Another favorite online resource is Using Transitions from the University of Wisconsin-Madison's Writing Center. This resource does more than just provide transitional words and phrases—it also groups these words and phrases into the categories in which they are commonly used.

My favorite resource of all is my fellow UCWbL tutors. Not only can they help provide additional resources, they can also provide their own varied experience as writers.

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UCWbL PEER WRITING TUTORS

You can also check out each peer writing tutor's bio and areas of expertise on our WCOnline schedule.

Alex A.alex_a

Peer Writing Tutor

I am a senior majoring in English Literary Studies, while dabbling in Italian, Greek, Latin and copious amounts of English courses. I love helping people with their writing and encouraging them that they in fact can successfully conquer what might seem to be a daunting task. I enjoy brainstorming and bouncing ideas around with my writers. I have had a lot of help and critique from professors that have helped me enjoy the writing process, which I hope I am able to pass onto future writers that I meet. My favorite place to read and write is outside because nature is groovy.

Tutoring Expertise

Art/Art History, Conference Papers, Conference Presentations, Digication/ePortfolios, English, First-Year Writing ePortfolios, Literacy Narratives, Literary Analyses, Personal Statements, Poetry Analyses, Rhetorical Analyses, Resumes and CVs (Curricula Vitae), Summaries

Citation Style Expertise

APA (American Psychological Association) Style, MLA (Modern Language Association) Style, Chicago or Turabian Style

Favorite Writing Resources

My favorite resource is the Purdue OWL because it usually has answers to all of my questions that don't get answered by fellow peer writing tutors!

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Amanda H.amanda_h

Peer Writing Tutor

I am currently pursuing my master's degree in Writing and Publishing at DePaul. I consider myself a creative writer first-and-foremost and enjoy dabbling in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction. Some of my most meaningful influencers have been colleagues at DePaul who are published and accomplished as writers. Witnessing success in those I respect keeps me inspired, invigorated, and ambitious. By helping writers hone their craft and find their voice, I can only hope to form meaningful relationships one appointment at a time so that we may both learn from each other--and about each other--each step of the way.

Tutoring Expertise

Art/Art History, Cover Letters, English, Literary Analyses, Poetry Analyses, Resumes and CVs (Curricula Vitae), Thank You Letters, Speeches

Citation Style Expertise

MLA (Modern Language Association) Style

Favorite Writing Resources

I love Purdue OWL as a writerly resource because it is thorough, straightforward, and dependable. It was introduced to me as an undergraduate student and I have yet to look anywhere else.

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Amber S.amber_s

EDGE Graduate Assistant

Hi there! My name is Amber, and I'm a second-year graduate student in the MA in Writing, Rhetoric and Discourse program. As a tutor, I live by the UCWbL's secord core value, "There is no one writing process that all writers (should) use." Besides talking about writing, my obsessions are drinking tea, visiting libraries, and eating food out of mason jars.

Tutoring Expertise

Abstracts, Annotated Bibliographies, College Applications,Conference Papers, Conference Presentations, Cover Letters, Digication/ePortfolios, English, First-Year Writing ePortfolios, Graduate and Professional School Applications, Journalism, Lesson Plans, Literacy Narratives, Literary Analyses, Literature Reviews, Magazine Articles, Personal Statements, Poetry Analyses, Research Papers, Research Proposals, Rhetorical Analyses, Resumes and CVs (Curricula Vitae), SNL APs (Advanced Projects) and ILPs (Independent Learning Projects), Summaries, Thank You Letters, Theses and Dissertations Speeches, Writing for the Web, Group Projects

Citation Style Expertise

APA (American Psychological Association) Style, Chicago or Turabian Style, MLA (Modern Language Association) Style

Favorite Writing Resources

I love using the Purdue Owl sample papers because they have great annotations about formatting. Talking to UCWbL tutors can be useful because tricky writing concepts often become more clear through conversation!

Language Expertise

Spanish

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Andrew D.andrew_d

Peer Writing Tutor

I am a senior majoring in Psychology and minoring in Creative Writing. I love writing because of its ability to raise questions and apprehend absurdity. Consider Hemingway's story: "For sale: Baby shoes. Never worn." These few words can spur hours of discussion. My favorite authors/inspirations for writing include: Saunders, Vonnegut, and Kafka. I relish their abilities to capture the human experience through the banalities of life. As a chronic sufferer of writer's block, I find listening to post-rock in dim ambiance tends to ease the writing process. I also enjoy playing guitar/bass when I'm not writing.

Tutoring Expertise

Abstracts, Annotated Bibliographies, Biology, College Applications, Conference Presentations, Digication/ePortfolios, English, Exegesis for Philosophical and Religious Texts, First-Year Writing ePortfolios, College Applications, Literacy Narratives, Literary Analyses, Literature Reviews, Personal Statements, Philosophy, Poetry Analyses, Psychology, Query Letters, Research Papers, Research Proposals, Rhetorical Analyses, Resumes and CVs (Curricula Vitae), Summaries, Group Projects

Citation Style Expertise

APA (American Psychological Association) Style, MLA (Modern Language Association) Style

Favorite Writing Resources

Purdue OWL provides a comprehensive set of examples for MLA and APA. It's great to use for the References section in APA. UCWbL Tutors, because I love hearing the perspective of other writers. Also, unlike with internet sources, you get the opportunity to engage in a great discussion. I love how intuitive the APA manual is in coaching writers through a style.

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Andrew N.andrew_n

Peer Writing Tutor

I am currently a junior pursing a degree in Psychology with a minor in Biology. Whether it's meticulously writing an abstract for a psychological research paper, letting my creative juices spill out on an Arts & Life piece for the DePaulia, or sharing my deepest thoughts about life on Yik-Yak, writing in almost any form has always been something that I've enjoyed. I look forward to helping writers from all types of backgrounds at the UCWbL. Whether you're an overworked pre-med student looking for help with a lab report or a creative writing student experience a bad case of writer's block, I'm there to help you out!

Tutoring Expertise

Abstracts, Cover Letters, Digication/ePortfolios, Journalism, Magazine Articles, Memos, News Articles, Psychology, Research Papers, Resumes and CVs (Curricula Vitae), Thank You Letters, Writing for the Web

Citation Style Expertise

AP (Associated Press) Style, APA (American Psychological Association) Style, MLA (Modern Language Association) Style

Favorite Writing Resources

Asking other UCWbL tutors is a great way to either directly answer a question or find an effective resource that goes in-depth.

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Anna B.anna_b

Peer Writing Tutor

I am currently a sophomore Communication major and Journalism minor. I love writing on my couch with the TV on because I work best with background noise. My favorite part of the UCWbL has been the collaboration aspect because I believe the best ideas come from sharing thoughts with others. I give credit to my high school English teacher for sparking my interest and passion in writing. When I'm not writing, however, you can find me playing my Ps2 or being politically active on campus.

Tutoring Expertise

Annotated Bibliographies, College Applications, Cover Letters, Digication/ePortfolios, English, First-Year Writing ePortfolios, Journalism, Literary Analyses, Literature Reviews, Magazine Articles, Marketing, Music Education, Poetry Analyses, Political Science, Religious Studies, Research Papers, Rhetorical Analyses, Summaries, Speeches

Citation Style Expertise

APA (American Psychological Association) Style, MLA (Modern Language Association) Style

Favorite Writing Resources

I like the Purdue OWL because they have general descriptions of all types of content that can give writers a quick understand of what to do. The DePaul Library,especially online, is so handy because you can look through specific databases to find relevant information. I love using my fellow tutors because they have experiences that can help with my appointments.

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Anna K.anna_k

Peer Writing Tutor

Hi! I'm a junior majoring in Women's and Gender Studies and minoring in English Literature. I find it especially important to recognize each person as a writer and that there is no one “correct” way to write. The most difficult part of writing for me is getting started, but I have found that a thorough outline makes my writing assignments more manageable and approachable. When I’m not writing, I’m reading on a bench (preferably with the sun on my face), eating a quesadilla, or closing my eyes and taking a deep breath.

Tutoring Expertise

Cover Letters, Digication/ePortfolios, English, First-Year Writing ePortfolios, Literacy Narratives, Literary Analyses, Personal Statements, Research Papers, Research Proposals, Rhetorical Analyses, Summaries, Speeches,Writing for the Web

Citation Style Expertise

MLA (Modern Language Association) Style

Favorite Writing Resources

Purdue OWL is my favorite resource because it has so much specific and well-organized information about citation styles and grammar! I also find the UCWbL Resources for Writers site helpful in its guidance on the writing process for an array of different academic and creative disciplines.

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Annie B.annie_b

Peer Writing Tutor

I'm a junior studying my passions of Environmental Studies and Digital Cinema. I am a feminist spoken word poet, writer, and filmmaker. My dream is to make environmental documentaries that feature my spoken word poetry. I also work as a DJ at Radio DePaul, hosting a queer feminist punk show entitled "Up All Night with Annie Baldwin." I also host writing retreats at campgrounds all over the Midwest through my latest internship. I write radio shows, zines, essays, screenplays, articles, lab reports, and poems. I take a very collaborative approach to writing. I like empowering writers, building a creatively supportive environment, and cultivating bold writing and new ideas. See, writing gives you a chance to be heard and to change perspectives. What will you write when you give yourself permission to write what you really mean?

Tutoring Expertise

Art/Art History, College Applications, Cover Letters, Digication/ePortfolios, English,Environmental Sciences, First-Year Writing ePortfolios, Journalism, Literary Analyses, Literature Reviews, Magazine Articles, Memos, News Articles, Philosophy, Poetry Analyses, Religious Studies, Research Papers, Resumes and CVs (Curricula Vitae), Screenplays, Summaries,Thank You Letters, Speeches, Writing for the Web

Citation Style Expertise

AP (Associated Press) Style, APA (American Psychological Association) Style, MLA (Modern Language Association) Style

Favorite Writing Resources

Purdue OWL, Grammar Girl, DePaul Library, UCWbL Tutors, UCWbL Resources for Writers webpage: These resources are awesome and so easy to use. I love picking the brains of other UCWbL tutors. It's amazing the help they can provide!

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Avery C.avery_c

Outreach Graduate Assistant

I am an UCWbL Graduate Assistant and graduate student in the MA in Writing and Publishing Program. My favorite place to write is the Lincoln Park Writing Center, surrounded by the buzz and energy of our amazing staff. The nerd that I am, my favorite soundtrack to listen to while reading submissions for Fifth Wednesday Press or working on my novel is The Lord of the Rings. That Ride of the Rohirrim track, man. Gets me every time. Especially in higher education, writing can become stigmatized, and the UCWbL really proves that anyone who has a thought or a theory or an observation has the right to explore it through words.

Tutoring Expertise

Annotated Bibliographies, Book Proposals, College Applications, Conference Presentations, Cover Letters, Digication/ePortfolios, English, First-Year Writing ePortfolios, Graduate and Professional School Applications, History, Literary Analyses, Literature Reviews, Personal Statements, Poetry Analyses, Psychology, Query Letters, Religious Studies, Research Papers, Research Proposals, Resumes and CVs (Curricula Vitae), Screenplays, SNL APs (Advanced Projects) and ILPs (Independent Learning Projects), Summaries, Theatre, Theses and Dissertations, Group Projects

Citation Style Expertise

AP (Associated Press) Style, APA (American Psychological Association) Style, MLA (Modern Language Association) Style

Favorite Writing Resources

I love Purdue OWL because of its thorough accuracy. No matter what my concern is in matters of citation or grammar, Purdue OWL has an explanation and an example. The DePaul Library is wonderful simply because of its depth. It has subscriptions to so many amazing publications and databses, not to mention its own print and ebook collection, that any topic can be thoroughly researched through them. No one can give better advice than the UCWbL tutors. We're such a diverse group from so many backgrounds; usually, someone in the room will have intense knowledge of whatever your topic is. The DePaul Career Center is great for things like resumes, CVs, and cover letters because of this huge array of examples they provide. Their entry level resume example sheet includes about 10 resumes, I believe, and all from different specialties and majors. Plus, everything is centralized in a trusted space, which is better than roaming around the internet looking for accurate examples.

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Bethany S.bethany_s

Peer Writing Tutor

I am a Public Relations and Advertising major with a minor in Marketing. I have really developed my love for writing over the course of my college career not only through my classes, but also through editorial opportunities. As a lover of fashion, I write articles for both College Fashionista and WhatRUWearing regarding the fashion industry's biggest trends and how to adapt them to your personal wardrobe. In addition to my love of fashion, I also have a love for communicating with people, which is why I love helping people with their writing. I'm fascinated by hearing people's points of view and perspectives on aspects, and enjoy helping people transform their ideas into a written product. Therefore, I'm very excited to be working at the UCWbL, and am looking forward to a productive year!

Tutoring Expertise

Cover Letters, First-Year Writing ePortfolios, Literary Analyses, Rhetorical Analyses, Resumes and Curriculum Vita (CV), Thank You Letters, Group Projects

Citation Style Expertise

MLA (Modern Language Association) Style

Favorite Writing Resources

Purdue OWL, UCWbL Tutors, St. Martin's Handbook, UCWbL Resources for Writers webpage

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Brendan P.brendan_p

Peer Writing Tutor

I am a sophomore politico and news junkie at DePaul University who is subsequently studying Political Science and Journalism. I discovered that I love to teach by helping kids learn how to swim, and that somehow got me a job here! I love politics, writing, and political writing, but also, I spend an unhealthy amount of my free time playing video games while listening to surprising amount of musical theater. I believe that everyone is a writer, anyone can be a great writer, and I am thrilled to be working at the UCWbL!

Tutoring Expertise

Abstracts, College Applications, Cover Letters, Digication/ePortfolios,English, History, Journalism, Literacy Narratives, Literary Analyses,Literature Reviews, Magazine Articles, Marketing, Memos, News Articles,Newsletters, Personal Statements, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, Religious Studies, Research Papers, Rhetorical Analyses, Screenplays, Sociology, Summaries, Thank You Letters, Theatre, Speeches,Writing for the Web

Citation Style Expertise

AP (Associated Press) Style, APA (American Psychological Association) Style, MLA (Modern Language Association) Style

Favorite Writing Resources

The Purdue OWL is my bible when it comes to grammatical questions, and UCWbL tutors are great resources for their specific niche.

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Bryndahl W.lauri_dietz

Peer Writing Tutor

I am a junior on the cusp of becoming a senior majoring in Philosophy, with a double minor in Peace, Justice, & Conflict and Educational Studies. I love words and the magic of putting them together to express myself or to create something bigger than I am. Writing is like a puzzle, and I enjoy helping others find their path to solving that puzzle. My goals are to promote writing as conversation and assisting writers to their own "Aha!" moments. I believe that anyone who writes anything is a writer, and I try to promote this core belief by demystifying writing.

Tutoring Expertise

Abstracts, Annotated Bibliographies, Art/Art History, College Applications, Cover Letters, English, History, Literacy Narratives, Literary Analyses, Literature Reviews, Personal Statements, Philosophy, Poetry Analyses, Psychology, Research Papers, Thank You Letters, Group Projects

Citation Style Expertise

Chicago or Turabian Style, MLA (Modern Language Association) Style

Favorite Writing Resources

I trust the information from the UCWbL Resources for Writers webpage, the DePaul Library, and my fellow UCWbL Tutors. Not only do I trust the information from the Purdue OWL, but I have found it to be the most user friendly and easy to search for specific questions.

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Chris A.chris_a

Workshops Graduate Assistant

I am a graduate student here at DePaul, pursuing my Master's in English while also working as a GA in the UCWbL. I received my undergraduate degree in Communication from Saint Louis University (Go Billikens!). In the "real world", I taught high school English for one year in Milwaukee, and I worked for ESPN.com as a writer for three years. I am new to Chicago, so I am excited to get to know the city and get to know the DePaul community well!

Tutoring Expertise

Annotated Bibliographies, College Applications, Cover Letters, Digication/ePortfolios, English, Journalism, News Articles, Newsletters, Personal Statements, Political Science, Thank You Letters, Speeches, Writing for the Web

Citation Style Expertise

APA (American Psychological Association) Style

Favorite Writing Resources

Purdue OWL - It is very straightforward. Very quick and easy to use.

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Christine M.christine_m

Peer Writing Tutor

Hey there! I am a 3rd year student double majoring in Finance and Marketing. You can definitely say I am a "numbers" nerd, but I do like to think I'm sociable and friendly too! If I'm not at the Writing Center, you can probably find me studying in the library, or eating (and if you're lucky you'll catch me doing both at the same time), but if not, I'm hanging out with my family or my sorority sisters of Delta Phi Lambda. Although I am always busy, I still love to write in whatever spare time I have. Personally, it takes me a lot of time to formulate my thoughts and put words onto paper, but when I am able to write the way I want it to sound, it truly is an amazing feeling in the end. Every writer has the potential to experience that end feeling, and working at the Writing Center provides me with the opportunity to help those who just need a little boost along the way!

Tutoring Expertise

Cover Letters, Digication/ePortfolios, First-Year Writing ePortfolios, Memos, Research Papers, Resumes and CVs (Curricula Vitae), Thank You Letters

Citation Style Expertise

APA (American Psychological Association) Style, MLA (Modern Language Association) Style

Favorite Writing Resources

I love to use Purdue OWL as a resource because it almost always has the answer to any questions I have regarding topics such a grammar, formatting, or citations. Plus, I love Purdue OWL because the answers are straightforward, but also go into depth if you need it.

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Danielle S.danielle_s

Peer Writing Tutor

I am a junior majoring in Theatre Arts with a concentration in Directing at the Theatre School. I am double majoring in Philosophy and minoring in Classics. I am an associate editor for the Theatre School's dramaturgy blog, The Grappler, and I am also a peer research tutor at DePaul's library. The best part of working at the UCWbL is collaborating with writers on their work, hearing their unique voices, and reading about the interesting topics that they are studying. When I'm not at the UCWbL, the library, or the Theatre School, I'm at home reading a good book or playing the Sims.

Tutoring Expertise

Cover Letters, English, Exegesis for Philosophical and Religious Texts,History, Journalism, Literary Analyses, Philosophy, Research Papers,Summaries, Theatre, Group Projects

Citation Style Expertise

APA (American Psychological Association) Style, MLA (Modern Language Association) Style, Chicago or Turabian Style

Favorite Writing Resources

Purdue OWL provides super clear examples of each kind of citation for MLA, APA, and Chicago. Grammar Girl explains grammar in a friendly way that's easily accessible to everyone. I am also peer research tutor at the DePaul's library, so using the library as a resource is second nature to me. And I love to help others learn to use it effectively. Other UCWbL tutors are extremely knowledgeable and they are always willing to help!

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Darian_Hdarian_h

Peer Writing Tutor

I am a senior in DePaul's College of Communications, majoring in Public Relations and Advertising with a minor in History. Though I've dabbled in most academic genres at some point, my favorite is history. Where creative writing is concerned, I journal daily, which often leads to inspiration for my favorite creative genre: short stories! I have also been working on a (very) rough draft of a screenplay. Screenplays combine two of my favorite things: writing and movies. I love writing because it has always acted as a vehicle through which I can clearly express my thoughts and ideas. I hope to help other people experience writing in the same positive light that I experience it daily.

Tutoring Expertise

College Applications, Digication/ePortfolios, English, First-Year Writing ePortfolios, History, Literary Analyses, Marketing, Poetry Analyses, Rhetorical Analyses, Screenplays, Speeches

Citation Style Expertise

MLA (Modern Language Association) Style, Chicago or Turabian Style

Favorite Writing Resources

The Purdue OWL site provides very user-friendly examples for everything you could possibly want to know. Grammar Girl explains lessons (for example active vs. passive voice) in a conversational way, making it easy to understand. UCWbL Tutors are rapidly becoming my favorite resource because they are always around. The UCWbL Resources for Writers page is easy to navigate, and provides clear-cut definitions of all different genres of writing.

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Destiny P.destiny_p

Peer Writing Tutor

Hi! My name is Destiny and I am a third-year Biology major with a concentration in Cellular and Molecular Biology. The last few years, I have really developed as a writer, and I'm excited to share my love for writing with other members of the DePaul community. I'm really excited to work with writers to make the writing process a little less intimidating. When I write, I typically listen to acoustic covers, so I don't sing along while I'm trying to get my ideas down on paper. When I am not working at the UCWbL, I am usually binge watching Gossip Girl, painting my nails, volunteering, running on the lakefront, or eating cereal. I can't wait to work with you!

Tutoring Expertise

Abstracts, Annotated Bibliographies, Art/Art History, Biology, Chemistry, College Applications, Conference Papers, Cover Letters,Digication/ePortfolios, English, Environmental Sciences, Exegesis for Philosophical and Religious Texts, First-Year Writing ePortfolios, Graduate and Professional School Applications, History, Journalism, Lesson Plans, Literacy Narratives, Literary Analyses, Literature Reviews,Magazine Articles, Mathematics, Memos, Music Education, News Articles,Newsletters, Personal Statements, Philosophy, Physics, Political Science,Psychology, Religious Studies, Research Papers, Research Proposals,Rhetorical Analyses, Resumes and CVs (Curricula Vitae), SNL APs (Advanced Projects) and ILPs (Independent Learning Pursuits), Sociology, Summaries, Thank You Letters, Theatre, Speeches,Writing for the Web, Group Projects

Citation Style Expertise

APA (American Psychological Association) Style, MLA (Modern Language Association) Style, Chicago or Turabian Style

Favorite Writing Resources

I love using Purdue OWL when I have questions regarding grammar, punctuation, or citations. Purdue OWL provides a range of examples and clear explanations to walk writers through difficult or confusing writing conventions. I personally think the DePaul Library is an underutilized resource made available to DePaul students. The library website has online databases that are very helpful when looking for credible sources to include in academic writing. The tutors at the UCWbL come from different disciplines stretching across curriculums. Because each tutor has unique understanding of the writing process, each UCWBLer is able to provide helpful advice anytime I run into problems in my own writing.

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Donovan S.donovan_s

Peer Writing Tutor

I am a senior majoring in Geography and minoring in English Literature; I am also earning a certification in Geographical Information Systems. One of my favorite aspects of writing is finding the right word or phrase. I enjoy listening to beat-oriented music while writing. Working in the Writing Center is a pleasure, as my fellow tutors have great conversations and knowledge. When I am not writing, I perform improv comedy, read the news, and play video games. The idea I keep in mind while writing is the purpose of each sentence in regards to the whole composition.

Tutoring Expertise

Annotated Bibliographies, Cover Letters, Digication/ePortfolios, English, First-Year Writing ePortfolios, Literacy Narratives, Literary Analyses, Literature Reviews, Magazine Articles, News Articles, Personal Statements, Research Papers, Rhetorical Analyses, Resumes and CVs (Curricula Vitae), Summaries, Thank You Letters, Speeches, Writing for the Web

Citation Style Expertise

APA (American Psychological Association) Style, MLA (Modern Language Association) Style

Favorite Writing Resources

The OWL provides information on citation styles, writing in English, and sample papers. The OWL is my go to resource for many of my needs in appointments. The staff at the DePaul Library can assist you when you are stuck on how to find articles and research for a paper or project.UCWbL Tutors are trained in a variety of disciplines and approaches. We are a friendly and able group of people.

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Emily P.emily_p

Peer Writing Tutor

I am a senior in the Writing, Rhetoric, and Discourse (WRD) program and minoring in Literature. This year I will also begin working towards my master's degree in DePaul's WRD program. I enjoy sharing my passion for writing, rhetoric, and language with others in the Writing Center and hope to continue helping people learn things and do things with language after my studies here and earning my TESOL (Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages) certificate. When I'm engaging with language, whether I'm writing a paper or reading a book, I enjoy listening to lyricless music. My favorite artists for inspiring brainthings are Four Tet, Mount Kimbie, and Boards of Canada. Along with rhetoric papers and literary analyses, I also enjoy writing stories.

Tutoring Expertise

Abstracts, Annotated Bibliographies, College Applications, Conference Presentations, Cover Letters, Digication/ePortfolios, English, Exegesis for Philosophical and Religious Texts, First-Year Writing ePortfolios, Graduate and Professional School Applications, Literacy Narratives, Literary Analyses, Literature Reviews, Magazine Articles, Memos, News Articles, Personal Statements, Philosophy, Poetry Analyses, Research Proposals, Rhetorical Analyses, Resumes and CVs (Curricula Vitae), Summaries, Thank You Letters, Speeches, Group Projects

Citation Style Expertise

APA (American Psychological Association) Style, Chicago or Turabian Style, MLA (Modern Language Association) Style

Favorite Writing Resources

Purdue OWL offers thorough information on a wide range of writing topics. They're a wonderful reference tool if you're having trouble with issues from that supposedly important rule about splitting infinitives you learned in junior high, to advice on how to clean up your cluttered prose. Sometimes picking up a real live book gives you a chance to stumble upon potentially useful information you might not otherwise have. The DePaul Library is a great place to do that -- they're pretty speedy about getting you the book you need from our shared library network as well. I appreciate working with such lovely UCWbL tutors who are sure to point me to an appropriate resource if they don't directly answer any questions about writing I might have. And they're so friendly and genuine in their efforts to help! The UCWbL Resources for Writers webpage is helpful because it provides links to some of the most useful, well, resources for writers... Amiright?

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Eric H.eric_h

Peer Writing Tutor

I am a senior majoring in English with a Creative Writing concentration. I am also in my first year of the combined Masters in Writing and Publishing program. I mostly write short stories, but I love a good researched literary essay as well. My writing process involves a lot of pacing around the house and long walks to the lake. When I actually do sit down to write, it's invariably under the watchful eye of our cat, Sybil, who perches on my bookshelf and creepily watches me type. I have always enjoyed and respected the collaborative side of writing and can point to a number of teachers and mentors in my past that inspire me to be a better writer. My goal at the UCWbL is to share that spirit of mentoring and collaboration with every writer I meet.

Tutoring Expertise

Annotated Bibliographies, English, Literary Analyses, Literature Reviews, Personal Statements, Poetry Analyses, Research Papers

Citation Style Expertise

MLA (Modern Language Association) Style

Favorite Writing Resources

Purdue OWL is a thourough and easy-to-use resource, the DePaul library offers students access to an exhaustive supply of resources on campus and beyond, and the UCWbL Resources for Writers page is a great place to find easy access to a number of guides to help writers.

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Erin K.erin_k

Peer Writing Tutor

Hi! I am a senior double-majoring in English Literature and Communications and Media with a minor in Spanish. I've always had an obsession with reading and writing, and I knew since I was really little that I wanted to help people use the written word to say whatever they want to say. I think it has so much power! I really enjoy writing papers, organizing and expressing my thoughts and knowing that someone will read it and hopefully learn something too. I've had the support and encouragement of so many teachers and other writers throughout my life, so I do my best to pay this kindness forward to individuals who come to the UCWbL.

Tutoring Expertise

Annotated Bibliographies, Book Proposals, College Applications, Conference Papers, Cover Letters, Digication/ePortfolios, English, Graduate and Professional School Applications, Journalism, Literacy Narratives, Literary Analyses, Literature Reviews, Magazine Articles, News Articles, Newsletters, Personal Statements, Research Papers,Rhetorical Analyses, Resumes and CVs (Curricula Vitae), Summaries, Thank You Letters, Theses and Dissertations, Writing for the Web

Citation Style Expertise

MLA (Modern Language Association) Style

Favorite Writing Resources

I like to use a variety of resources because they are able to provide answers to all of my questions! Some of my favorites are Purdue OWL, the DePaul Library website, other UCWbL tutors, and the UCWbL Resources for Writers webpage. Whether I have a question about grammar, citations, how to find a source, or just how to write a certain sentence, these sources really help me out.

Language Expertise

Spanish

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Gabi M.gabi_m

Peer Writing Tutor

I am a senior majoring in Elementary Education with a concentration in Language Arts. I love writing literary analysis essays while listening to St. Vincent, Odesza, and Queen. When I am not writing, I love exploring the city, reading, and running. My biggest influence as a writer has always been my teachers throughout school, which is what has inspired me to pursue my major. I always felt empowered in my writing because of these teachers, and I hope to bring that same trait to the UCWbL, and one day, my own classroom.

Tutoring Expertise

Annotated Bibliographies, Art/Art History, College Applications, Conference Papers, Cover Letters, Digication/ePortfolios, English, Exegesis for Philosophical and Religious Texts, First-Year Writing ePortfolios, Graduate and Professional School Applications, History, Lesson Plans, Literacy Narratives, Literary Analyses, Literature Reviews, Memos, Personal Statements, Philosophy, Research Papers, Rhetorical Analyses, Resumes and CVs (Curricula Vitae), Screenplays, Summaries, Theses and Dissertations, Group Projects

Citation Style Expertise

APA (American Psychological Association) Style, Chicago or Turabian Style, MLA (Modern Language Association) Style

Favorite Writing Resources

Purdue OWL, DePaul Library, UCWbL Tutors, and the UCWbL Resources for Writers webpage are easy to access. All provide different, effective, and important knowledge about writing to help in draft compositions.

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Hana Y.hana_y

CMWR (Collaborative for Multilingual Writing and Research) Graduate Assistant

Hi, writers! I'm a second-year graduate student in the MA in English program and a Graduate Assistant at the Collaborative for Multilingual Writing and Research (CMWR). Before coming to DePaul, I earned a BA in classical studies at the University of Chicago. As someone who spends oodles of time composing text messages, emails, and handwritten letters, my favorite UCWbL core belief is, "Anyone who writes anything is a writer." Wherever you may be in your writing process, I look forward to working with you!

Tutoring Expertise

College Applications, English, Journalism, Literary Analyses, Resumes and CVs (Curricula Vitae), Thank You Letters, Writing for the Web

Citation Style Expertise

AP (Associated Press) Style, APA (American Psychological Association) Style, MLA (Modern Language Association) Style, Chicago or Turabian Style

Favorite Writing Resources

Grammar Girl is fun, accessible, and nonprescriptive. I've been a fangirl for years. The Purdue OWL is my favorite resource for citation help, though I supplement it with the APA Style site. I like how navigable and clear it is. The UCWbL Resources for Writers page collects a number of helpful guides on writing and citation in one place. Great one-stop shop. My fellow tutors impress me with their versatility, intelligence, and willingness to help. And the dictionary is a deep wellspring of knowledge that enriches my life every day.

Language Expertise

Korean

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Jake D.jake_d

Head Writing Center Tutor

I'm a junior majoring in Communication and Media, so I'm really interested in how people talk to each other. I also have a double minor in Screenwriting and Sound Design, and hope to to one day write and/or do sound for film. While I'm writing, I usually enjoy sitting at my desk and tuning everything else out. I don't listen to music when I write, but when I'm not writing, I make and listen to music constantly. Throughout my academic career, I've had the privilege of having great teachers that sparked my interest and love for writing. When I started to work with the UCWbL, I loved their idea that anyone who writes anything is a writer. I hope that during my time as a tutor, I can share that idea with everyone I work with and make them more confident in their writing abilities.

Tutoring Expertise

Annotated Bibliographies, Cover Letters, Digication/ePortfolios, Environmental Sciences, Research Papers, Rhetorical Analyses, Screenplays, Summaries

Citation Style Expertise

APA (American Psychological Association) Style, Chicago or Turabian Style

Favorite Writing Resources

I like using Purdue OWL for when I'm working with various citation styles like MLA and APA. The site is very easy to navigate and provides the user with super helpful guides and examples. The tutors at the Writing Center are so great at solving all of your writing frustrations. They are always friendly, knowledgeable, and ready to help. I've only had great experiences at the UCWbL, and that's why it's my favorite resource. The UCWbL Resources for Writers webpage is a great resource because it allows users to to simultaneously become more familiar with the UCWbL's website while receiving help on a variety of topics, including different types of writing, grammar and mechanics, and working with other writers.

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James N.james_n

Outreach Graduate Assistant

I am a second-year graduate student in DePaul's M.A. program for English Lit, a graduate assistant at the UCWbL, and a member of the Outreach Team. I have previously received a B.A. in English from Vanderbilt University, and a M.F.A. in Creative Writing (Poetry) from Syracuse University. I am pasionate about writing in all contexts, specifically poetry and fiction. I have experience teaching Composition at community colleges in southern Indiana, and I'm very excited about being part of the DePaul community and the UCWbL team. Hobbies include supporting Liverpool Football Club, eating Indian food every chance I get, and telling people that I'm writing a novel (which at some point I may actually write). I look forward to collaborating with you at any point in your writing process!

Tutoring Expertise

English, Philosophy, Poetry Analyses

Citation Style Expertise

MLA (Modern Language Association) Style

Favorite Writing Resources

I like how well organized the Purdue OWL is.

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Jane S.jane_s

Peer Writing Tutor

I am a senior majoring in English (Literature Studies) and minoring in Women's and Gender Studies. I am an intersectional feminist and enjoy working with writers from the WGS discipline in particular. When I collaborate with writers, I try to listen to new writing contexts and adapt a new set of skills in each appointment. I bring my whole self to my work at the Writing Center and I pride myself on being flexible and honest with every writer.

Tutoring Expertise

Digication/ePortfolios, English, First-Year Writing ePortfolios, Literacy Narratives, Literary Analyses, Literature Reviews, Poetry Analyses

Citation Style Expertise

Chicago or Turabian Style, MLA (Modern Language Association) Style

Favorite Writing Resources

Purdue OWL, UCWbL Tutors, UCWbL Resources for Writers webpage

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Jen Fu.jen_fu

Hello! Jen here as a junior majoring in Organizational Communication and minoring in Spanish. I absolutely love writing because it is a catalyst for connection. Our writing can make people cry, smile, laugh, think, take action, and so on. Helping others to communicate their thoughts more effectively is so rewarding for me. I love to write with a hot cup of caffeine in my hand and quiet classical music playing ('cause lyrics distract me for some reason). When I'm not writing, you may find me reading, watching Netflix, or playing video games.

Tutoring Expertise

Abstracts, Annotated Bibliographies, Art/Art History, Business Plans, College Applications, Cover Letters, Digication/ePortfolios, English, Environmental Sciences, First-Year Writing ePortfolios, History, Journalism, Literacy Narratives, Literary Analyses, Literature Reviews, Magazine Articles, Mathematics, News Articles, Newsletters, Personal Statements, Philosophy, Poetry Analyses, Psychology, Research Papers, Research Proposals, Rhetorical Analyses, Resumes and CVs (Curricula Vitae), SNL APs (Advanced Projects) and ILPs (Independent Learning Pursuits), Sociology, Summaries, Thank You Letters, Speeches, Writing for the Web, Group Projects

Citation Style Expertise

APA (American Psychological Association) Style, Chicago or Turabian Style, MLA (Modern Language Association) Style

Favorite Writing Resources

Purdue OWL - It is the citation survival guide. I don't what I would do without it! UCWbL Tutors - Every tutor has unique knowledge, so I know I can trust anyone to help any way possible. UCWbL Resources for Writers webpage - I love using this for quick explanations with examples and without confusion.

Language Expertise

Spanish

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Karina S.karina_s

Peer Writing Tutor

I am a junior double majoring in Public Relations/Advertising and Political Science. My parents and teachers have always encouraged me to read and write, and to keep journals. Isaac Asimov and Wally Lamb are among my favorite authors, and I like to listen to Spotify's Alternative R&B playlist while I write. I have experience in performing spoken word, as well as writing SEO articles and articles for print publications. You can find some of my older work through Natural Awakenings Magazine Chicago North & North Shore, and in various places online. I hope to help writers realize their potential and to feel fulfilled through their writing, and I'm excited to have this opportunity at the UCWbL!

Tutoring Expertise

College Applications, Cover Letters, Digication/ePortfolios, English,First-Year Writing ePortfolios, Journalism, Literary Analyses, Literature Reviews, Magazine Articles, Marketing, News Articles, Newsletters,Personal Statements, Philosophy, Poetry Analyses, Political Science, Psychology, Research Papers, Screenplays, Sociology, Summaries, Thank You Letters, Speeches, Writing for the Web, Group Projects

Citation Style Expertise

APA (American Psychological Association) Style, Chicago or Turabian Style, MLA (Modern Language Association) Style

Favorite Writing Resources

I like the Purdue OWL because it's very easy to understand and provides lots of useful examples. I also like asking my fellow UCWbL tutors for help because they're great at explaining things, and I feel comfortable turning to them when I have questions.

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Kate H.kate_h

Peer Writing Tutor

I am a second year student majoring in English with a concentration in Creative Writing and a minor in Spanish. I've been writing my whole life but it wasn't until a few years ago that I really began to understand that writing is a social activity and that sharing your writing is the most important part of the process. I'm so excited to be working at the UCWbL where I get to talk about writing and hopefully show others the importance (and fun!) in collaboration. You can read my blog at alittleparenthesis.com and hear Ryan M. and I co-host the UCWbL's radio show Scrawl on Friday mornings! When I'm not writing, I'm binge-watching a comedy on Netlix, researching environmental and political issues, and petting my needy cat,Malala.

Tutoring Expertise

Digication/ePortfolios, English, First-Year Writing ePortfolios,Literary Analyses, Poetry Analyses, Rhetorical Analyses, Screenplays, Writing for the Web

Citation Style Expertise

MLA (Modern Language Association) Style

Favorite Writing Resources

Purdue OWL is a great resource because it can quickly answer any very specific questions or concerns you have about grammar, citations or anything else. UCWbL Tutors are the best resources because they each have their own sets of experience and knowledge and it's a lot easier to access than a Google search can be. The UCWbL Resources for Writers webpage offers a lot of different solutions to problems and concerns people have in their writing and it's easily accessible.

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Kate K.kate_k

Peer Writing Tutor

I am a sophomore majoring in Peace, Justice and Conflict Studies and minoring in Latin American Studies and Journalism. You can typically find me writing some type of article about human rights while listening to bands like Arcade Fire, The Walters, and Twin Peaks. Working as a writer for the DePaulia last year, I fell in love with the idea of collaboration. Collaborating with other writers, whether it is a partner assignment or helping a fellow writer revise, has become one of my favorite things about writing. Working at the Writing Center gives me the opportunity to do what I love with great people in an even better city, and I look forward to sharing and learning with new writers everyday.

Tutoring Expertise

Annotated Bibliographies, Cover Letters, Digication/ePortfolios, First- Year Writing ePortfolios, Journalism, Mathematics, News Articles,Political Science, Research Papers, Summaries, Speeches

Citation Style Expertise

MLA (Modern Language Association) Style, Chicago or Turabian Style

Favorite Writing Resources

Purdue OWL is a great resource for anything from citations to grammar and mechanics. If you're looking for a quick explanation on where to put that semicolon or how to cite in APA, Purdue OWL has your back. UCWbL's Resources for Writers webpage not only addresses topics involving style and structure, but it also gives advice about the writing process. If you're stuck in any stage of writing, from planning to revision, the webpage has the perfect advice for how to get going again. Sometimes, perfecting your writing takes as little as spicing up your vocabulary. Dictionary.com is great if you want to know the meaning of a word or a synonym for any repetitive word choices.

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Katie M.katie_martin

Head Writing Center Tutor

I am a grad student at DePaul earning a master's degree in Writing, Rhetoric, and Discourse with a concentration in Teaching Writing & Language. I also teach first-year writing in DePaul's Writing, Rhetoric, and Discourse Department. As a writer, I know how daunting it can be to sit down with a blank page and immediately feel stumped. (As Aaron Sorkin says, "I love writing but hate starting.") My favorite part about working at the UCWbL is helping writers get over that initial hurdle and start the ideas flowing. When I'm not working, I spend my time gardening, running, and watching True Detective with my betta fish, Luther.

Tutoring Expertise

Annotated Bibliographies, College Applications, Conference Papers, Conference Presentations, Cover Letters, Digication/ePortfolios, English, First- Year Writing ePortfolios, Graduate and Professional School Applications, Lesson Plans, Literacy Narratives,Literary Analyses, Memos, Personal Statements, Research Papers, Research Proposals, Rhetorical Analyses, Resumes and CVs (Curricula Vitae), SNL APs (Advanced Projects) and ILPs (Independent Learning Pursuits), Summaries, Theses and Dissertations, Writing for the Web, Group Projects

Citation Style Expertise

APA (American Psychological Association) Style, Chicago or Turabian Style, MLA (Modern Language Association) Style

Favorite Writing Resources

Purdue OWL is great for answering style questions! Well-organized and easy to navigate. UCWbL Tutors are my go-to resource for any writing-related issue. No matter what your question, odds are there is a tutor who knows the answer. UCWbL Resources for Writers is a great resource for familiarizing yourself with new genres of writing. Lots of helpful examples!

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Katie O.katie_o

Peer Writing Tutor

I am currently a junior studying History and English Literature. Due to the nature of what I study, the library has become my best friend. Aside from spending time at the library, I enjoy hiking, painting, and volunteering as an ESL tutor. It is from these activities that I find my inspiration to write. My hope as a writing tutor is to help my peers find their inspiration to write. As written in our mission, my job is to promote the development of writers, which I find is best accomplished by finding a writer's inspiration.

Tutoring Expertise

Abstracts, College Applications, Conference Papers, Conference Presentations, Cover Letters, Digication/ePortfolios, English, First-Year Writing ePortfolios, History, Literacy Narratives, Literary Analyses, Literature Reviews, News Articles, Personal Statements, Poetry Analyses, Research Papers, Research Proposals, Rhetorical Analyses, Resumes and CVs (Curricula Vitae), SNL APs (Advanced Projects) and ILPs (Independent Learning Pursuits), Summaries, Speeches, Group Projects

Citation Style Expertise

Chicago or Turabian Style, MLA (Modern Language Association) Style

Favorite Writing Resources

Each of these resources covers the logistics for multiple genres of writing. My favorite of these is grammar girl. I appreciate the witty and clear examples the resource uses to explain complicated grammar rules. A very useful resource I have recently found was the University of North Carolina Writing Center at Chapel Hill website. They have 102 PDFs that I find as great guides for different writing genres, subjects, and concepts. How astounding!

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Kiernan G.kiernan_g

Peer Writing Tutor

I'm a second year law student, and I also received my BA in Political Science from DePaul. I started at the UCWbL as a senior and decided to continue tutoring throughout law school. So far, I have found that tutoring and my legal education play off each other rather nicely, as they both encourage me to actively listen to ideas and different perspectives, which means I am constantly, and happily, learning new things. When I'm not at the UCWbL, I can usually be found curled up on my sofa, snacking on popcorn and binge watching 30 Rock.

Tutoring Expertise

Cover Letters, History, Political Science, Research Papers

Citation Style Expertise

Bluebook, Chicago or Turabian, MLA (Modern Language Association) Style

Favorite Writing Resources

Purdue OWL provides an awesome guide for all things citations, and I often rely on the OWL when I need examples of citation forms.The DePaul Library has a lot of really useful resources, and I have found the librarians to be incredibly helpful when I need assistance with research. They are full of answers. UCWbL Tutors are usually the first people I turn to. They are a great resource to turn to when you have a question about citations, eportfolios, or even what's going on in the city over the weekend.

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Krystal E.krystal_e

Peer Writing Tutor

I am currently getting my degree in English with a minor in Intercultural Communications. I love to write anywhere with a nice view of the city or curled up on the couch next to my cat. When I'm not writing, I enjoy spending time outside. I enjoy writing because it gives you the distinct chance to express your voice and make your thoughts heard. It provides writers with the opportunity to be as creative or thoughtful as they'd like. And I think that the UCWbL gives writers the perfect chance to do all of these things while also collaboratively working with others.

Tutoring Expertise

Digication/ePortfolios, English, Literary Analyses, Literature Reviews,Poetry Analyses, Thank You Letters

Citation Style Expertise

MLA (Modern Language Association) Style, Chicago or Turabian Style

Favorite Writing Resources

I like Purdue OWL the best because it is easy to navigate and its instructions for help are clear. Using other UCWbL tutors is great because they're very knowledgable in a variety of different areas. The UCWbL Resources for Writers webpage is useful because it is divided into sections. A writer can go there and find exactly what they would like help with and be connected to numerous outside sources--all collected in one place.

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Kylie A.kylie_a

Peer Writing Tutor

I am a junior studying Philosophy, with minors in Women's and Gender Studies and International Studies. Writing is an amazing opportunity to express oneself and grow as a thinker. I love that the act of writing allows you to make new connections, experiment with language, and push your creative boundaries. I look forward to working with other writers in order to join them in examining and questioning their writing processes, and to collaboratively cultivate better written communication skills along the way.

Tutoring Expertise

Abstracts, Annotated Bibliographies, College Applications, English,Exegesis for Philosophical and Religious Texts, First-Year Writing ePortfolios, Literary Analyses, Personal Statements, Philosophy, Political Science, Religious Studies, Research Papers, Research Proposals,Rhetorical Analyses, Screenplays, Sociology, Summaries, Thank You Letters,Speeches

Citation Style Expertise

AP (Associated Press) Style, Chicago or Turabian Style, MLA (Modern Language Association) Style

Favorite Writing Resources

I particularly benefit from using the Purdue Owl website for questions about writing, as the site has a comprehensive, easy-to-navigate guide to citations that I can utilize when I need to brush up on the details of citation styles. The website also has resources about genre-specific tips for writers, which is very helpful.

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Lauren A.lauren_a

Peer Writing Tutor

Hello! I am a junior majoring in Communication and Media Studies and minoring in Journalism and Hospitality. Some of my hobbies include singing, biking to the lake, taking my pup to the dog park, watching my favorite daily talk shows, and writing. For me, writing has always been a way to express myself, whether that's jotting down stories in my journal or writing posts on my favorite social media sites. My favorite place to write would definitely be in a quiet environment such as the DePaul Library or a cozy coffeehouse. As a Peer Writing Tutor, I desire to help others find their voice in their writing by emphasizing the UCWbL's #1 core belief that anyone who writes anything is a writer.

Tutoring Expertise

Cover Letters, Digication/ePortfolios, English, First-Year Writing ePortfolios, Journalism, Literature Reviews, Magazine Articles, News Articles, Personal Statements, Religious Studies, Research Papers, Rhetorical Analyses, Resumes and CVs (Curricula Vitae), Summaries, Thank You Letters, Speeches, Writing for the Web

Citation Style Expertise

APA (American Psychological Association) Style, MLA (Modern Language Association) Style

Favorite Writing Resources

Purdue OWL is my go-to for almost anything writing related! The site covers everything from citation styles to explaining the differences between passive and active voice. The DePaul Library provides a variety of helpful databases that can help guide writers in their research process! And last but not least, my fellow UCWbL Tutors are amazing resources that help with my own writing process and my tutoring abilities. They always have my back and every writer who walks into the writing center.

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Lexi B.lexi_b

Peer Writing Tutor

I am a sophomore majoring in English with a concentration of Creative Writing. You can always find me jotting down ideas for a new story wherever I go--be it in my notebook or on the notepad app of my phone. I love studying others' styles of writing and especially love to read, and share, stories. Helping people with their writing gives me that chance to see how others form their ideas and how they share them on paper. From my experiences, I know that all writers need the push from another that urges them to continue writing and developing a passion for it, and I'd love to be their coach in that process!

Tutoring Expertise

Business Plans, Cover Letters, Digication/ePortfolios, English, First-Year Writing ePortfolios, Literary Analyses, Research Papers, Research Proposals, Rhetorical Analyses, Theses and Dissertations, Writing for the Web

Citation Style Expertise

MLA (Modern Language Association) Style

Favorite Writing Resources

Both Purdue OWL and the St. Martin's Handbook are very descriptive in how they help readers learn the techniques they need to write a good paper. The Purdue OWL is very good as a citation resource as it not only explains what is needed in the citation but also lists different examples the reader can model off of.

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Mackenzie C.mackenzie_c

Peer Writing Tutor

I am a junior double majoring in Sociology and English and minoring in Professional Writing. I enjoy writing poems and working on different projects while listening to Odesza and Bassnectar. I love how writing is involved in so many different situations and opportunities, but always revolves around some sort of unique expression of ideas. Working with writers to formulate those different, unique ideas is something I am always grateful for while working at the UCWbL. When I'm not writing, I love going to concerts and music festivals, as well as dabbling in the occasional crafting. I also work as a Peer Career Advisor at DePaul's Career Center and volunteer as an ESL tutor. I can't wait for another great year working with so many awesome writers at the UCWbL!

Tutoring Expertise

College Applications, Cover Letters, Digication/ePortfolios, English, First-Year Writing ePortfolios, Literary Analyses, Poetry Analyses, Research Papers, Resumes and CVs (Curricula Vitae), Sociology, Summaries, Thank You Letters, Group Projects

Citation Style Expertise

APA (American Psychological Association) Style, MLA (Modern Language Association) Style

Favorite Writing Resources

Purdue OWL is definitely my go-to in terms of writing resources. I love that it provides clear explanations for different styles and formats, as well as helpful examples! UCWbL Tutors are always great resources because they all come from such diverse areas of interest and expertise. The UWCbL Resources for Writers webpage is an excellent resource because it's like a one-stop-shop for all sorts of helpful writing tips and resources. There are tons of helpful links and examples!

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Madison H.madison_h

Peer Writing Tutor

I am currently a senior majoring in History. You can usually find me writing in a quiet place - the third floor of the Richardson Library is my favorite spot. Even though I love music, I find it easier to concentrate without excess sound. My most challenging writing experience was pulling together multiple primary sources to use in my capstone research paper I wrote last year. I overcame this by forcing myself to create outlines and lists for each type of source I was using. My history professors at DePaul have had the greatest influence on me as a writer because they have always provided me with detailed comments on how to improve my work. When I'm not writing you can find me on Ancestry.com or watering my succulents.

Tutoring Expertise

Annotated Bibliographies, Art/Art History, Cover Letters, History, Literary Analyses, Research Papers, Research Proposals, Rhetorical Analyses, Resumes and CVs (Curricula Vitae), Summaries, Thank You Letters

Citation Style Expertise

MLA (Modern Language Association) Style, Chicago or Turabian Style

Favorite Writing Resources

I like using Grammar Girl because I find the website is very user-friendly. Additionally, the examples on Grammar Girl are both easy to understand and informative. I am very comfortable using the DePaul Library - especially the research guides. I like using the research guides because you are able to search for information based off of specific subjects.

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Maggie C.maggie_c

Peer Writing Tutor

I am a second-year graduate student in the Writing, Rhetoric, and Discourse M.A. program. I received my B.A. in English from Saint Xavier University, and I was a writing tutor there as well. At the UCWbL, I have created and presented an inservice on assistive technology use in writing centers to introduce different writing approaches to tutors. When I'm not tutoring, you can find me commuting, running, or doing homework.

Tutoring Expertise

Abstracts, Annotated Bibliographies, College Applications, Conference Papers, Conference Presentations, Cover Letters, Digication/ePortfolios, English, First-Year Writing ePortfolios, Graduate and Professional School Applications, Lesson Plans, Literacy Narratives, Literary Analyses, Literature Reviews, Memos, Personal Statements, Poetry Analyses, Research Papers, Research Proposals, Rhetorical Analyses, Resumes and CVs (Curricula Vitae), Summaries, Thank You Letters, Theses and Dissertations, Writing for the Web, Group Projects

Citation Style Expertise

APA (American Psychological Association) Style,Chicago or Turabian Style, MLA (Modern Language Association) Style

Favorite Writing Resources

I use Grammar Girl for quick grammar, punctuation, or usage questions. It is friendly and easy to understand. Purdue OWL is a comprehensive, easy-to-use guide for writing and citations. UCWbL Tutors are knowledgeable in different areas, and they also explain concepts well.

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Maggie J.maggie_j

Peer Writing Tutor

I am a junior majoring in Industrial-Organizational Psychology with a minor in Statistics. I enjoy writing in areas that have some level of noise, such as cafes and lounges. When I'm not writing in a particularly quiet area, I usually listen to Solar Fields or any other ambient tracks to get me through my papers. I love writing because for me it has always been a form of expression; whether I am writing for a class or just for fun, I enjoy every minute of it. Due to this love, I would really like to help writers discover this passion or even just help facilitate a level of comfort with writing.

Tutoring Expertise

Art/Art History, Cover Letters, English, First-Year Writing ePortfolios, History, Psychology, Research Papers, Rhetorical Analyses, Resumes and Curricula Vitae (CVs)

Citation Style Expertise

APA (American Psychological Association) Style

Favorite Writing Resources

Purdue OWL is a great resource to utilize whenever checking a certain style of formatting papers (i.e. APA, MLA) and any funky citations (i.e. lectures, video clips). I utilize this resource frequently for most if not all of my assignments. / / UCWbL Tutors are a great resource for everyone! Each tutor has something new to offer whether it's ideas or knowledge, and they're more than happy to help.

Language Expertise

Polish

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Marianne B.marianne_b

Peer Writing Tutor

I am a former high school English teacher and college admission counselor returning to finish my graduate studies in the WRD program. I recently earned a Master's in Educating Adults from the School for New Learning, and after I earn a certificate in teaching English in the two-year colleges, I plan return to my first love -- teaching English -- this time at a two-year college. This is my fourth year as a writing tutor where I enjoy collaborating with other writers. When I'm not doing my thing at DePaul, I'm either in the yoga studio perfecting my asanas or enjoying my family, which includes my husband, two college-age children, a leopard gecko, and a canary.

Tutoring Expertise

Abstracts, Annotated Bibliographies, Art/Art History, Biology, Book Proposals, Business Plans, Chemistry, College Applications, Conference Papers, Conference Presentations, Cover Letters, Digication/ePortfolios, Economics, English, Environmental Sciences, Exegesis for Philosophical and Religious Texts, First-Year Writing ePortfolios, Graduate and Professional School Applications, Journalism, Lesson Plans, Literacy Narratives, Literary Analyses, Literature Reviews, Magazine Articles, Marketing, Mathematics, Memos, Music Education, News Articles, Newsletters, Personal Statements, Philosophy, Physics, Poetry Analyses, Political Science, Psychology, Query Letters, Religious Studies, Research Papers, Research Proposals, Rhetorical Analyses, Resumes and CVs (Curricula Vitae, Screenplays, SNL APs (Advanced Projects) and ILPs (Independent Learning Pursuits), Sociology, Summaries, Thank You Letters, Theatre, Theses and Dissertations, Speeches, Writing for the Web, Group Projects

Citation Style Expertise

APA (American Psychological Association) Style, MLA (Modern Language Association) Style

Favorite Writing Resources

The Purdue OWL, Warriner's English Composition and Grammar (1988), and the UCWbL Resources for Writers webpage offer clear guidelines, in an easily accessible format, for most of the questions that writers ask about during all of the stages of the writing process.

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Maya S.maya_s

Peer Writing Tutor

I'm a junior majoring in Studio Art and minoring in Graphic Design. I work best when there is a sense of collective focus and accountability, so I like to write in the library, a cafe, or at a friend's apartment. Powerful words continuously inspire me to connect with people, ideas, and myself through writing. When I'm not writing, you can find me doing something art-related, cooking, and/or eating.

Tutoring Expertise

Annotated Bibliographies, Art/Art History, College Applications,Conference Papers, Conference Presentations, Cover Letters, Digication/ePortfolios, First-Year Writing ePortfolio, Literacy Narratives,Literary Analyses, Personal Statements, Research Proposals, Rhetorical Analyses, Resumes and CVs (Curricula Vitae) SNL APs (Advanced Projects) and ILPs (Independent Learning Pursuits), Summaries, Thank You Letters, Speeches

Citation Style Expertise

APA (American Psychological Association) Style, Chicago or Turabian Style, MLA (Modern Language Association) Style

Favorite Writing Resources

Purdue OWL: it has explanations for almost all grammar and formatting questions that come up during appointments. DePaul Library (website): I mostly use this for finding sources in the A-Z database. UCWbL Tutors: humans usually explain concepts better than computers.

Language Expertise

Spanish (intermediate)

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Meagan A.meagan_a

Peer Writing Tutor

I am a senior enrolled in the BA/MA combined degree program in Writing and Publishing, with an undergrad concentration in creative writing. When I'm not reading or writing poems on my forearms, you can find me baking treats for my classmates and playing with my cats. You can also catch me as the host of The Bathtub, a themed show on Radio DePaul focusing on poetry in music and bad jokes. As someone who spends most of her time in the English department bubble, I love tutoring at the UCWbL because it gives me a chance to take a break from that environment and use my knowledge of creative revision and writing workshops and apply it to a variety of seemingly unrelated styles and situations. I learn something new from every writer and I am forever hoping that my work here can help strengthen the writing of others!

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 and Professional School Applications, Journalism, Literary Analyses, Magazine Articles, News Articles, Personal Statements, Poetry Analyses, Research Papers, Rhetorical Analyses, Resumes and CVs (Curricula Vitae), Screenplays, Summaries, Thank You Letters, Speeches, Group Projects

Citation Style Expertise

AP (Associated Press) Style, MLA (Modern Language Association) Style

Favorite Writing Resources

St. Martin's Handbook is my go-to for answering so many different questions: grammar, citations, organization, you name it. It is a textbook to never be underestimated. I like the Purdue OWL because it's easy to navigate and provides good examples under a variety of citation styles. UCWbL tutors are excellent resources not just because they're great people, but because there's almost always someone around who can help you out if you're in a bind. HemingwayApp.com is a good place to go when you're writing something that needs to be clear and concise. It alerts you about everything from comma splices to uses of the passive voice to wordy sentences and it gives you tips on how to clean up a section of text. I like to put on RainyMood.com when I'm writing and need to block out distractions. Sometimes silence is too loud and the noise of something can get your brain moving.

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Meaghan Y.S.meaghan_ys

Peer Writing Tutor

I'm a second-year master's student studying Writing, Rhetoric, and Discourse. My favorite part of the writing process is the stage when I have too many ideas floating in my head and I have to try to corral them all and put them down on the page—and I love working with other writers as they wrestle with this, too! When I'm not writing or talking about writing, you can find me riding my bike or watching movie musicals.

Tutoring Expertise

Annotated Bibliographies, College Applications, Conference Papers, English, First-Year Writing ePortfolios, Literacy Narratives, Literary Analyses, Literature Reviews, Political Science, Rhetorical Analyses, Sociology, Thank You Letters

Citation Style Expertise

APA (American Psychological Association) Style, MLA (Modern Language Association) Style

Favorite Writing Resources

I find Purdue OWL to be a fantastic go-to site for almost any citation or formatting question I have about MLA or APA.Between the print resources and the databases, the DePaul Library has so much to offer! And the librarians are always helpful and friendly when I get stuck. Other UCWbL Tutors have been incredibly helpful to me when I have questions about my own writing. I always leave feeling motivated and prepared to revise!

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Megan P.megan_p

Head Writing Fellow

I am a junior majoring in Secondary Education and English and minoring in American Studies. My favorite core belief is that writing facilitates creating and sharing knowledge. I love to meet new writers at the UCWbL and learn about their writing habits and topics. When I'm not collaborating with my peers, I host a radio show, Lower Frequencies, for Radio DePaul and I am a copy editor for DePaul's literary magazine, Crook & Folly. If there's time left over, I'm probably eating bread and buying used books.

Tutoring Expertise

Annotated Bibliographies, College Applications, English, First-Year Writing ePortfolios, Lesson Plans, Literary Analyses, Literature Reviews, Personal Statements, Poetry Analyses, Summaries

Citation Style Expertise

APA (American Psychological Association) Style, Chicago or Turabian Style, MLA (Modern Language Association) Style

Favorite Writing Resources

DePaul Library — Each time I've asked a librarian a question, I receive a detailed answer and a resource. An underutilized resource! UCWbL Tutors - I enjoy asking my peers questions because each of us had unique knowledge about writing. UCWbL Resources for Writers webpage - The genre guides are out of this world helpful.

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Michele L.michele_l

Peer Writing Tutor

I am a senior majoring in English and Creative Writing, and minoring in Women's and Gender Studies. I mainly write short fiction, with some personal essays and poetry. When I'm not reading or writing, I spend my time pampering my pup, Daisy, or choreographing for DePaul Dance Company. My favorite part of working at the UCWbL has been the constant reciprocation of inspiration and encouragement between writers and UCWbLers. I love helping writers with their writing, at all stages, but find myself always pushed to put more effort into my own writing by writers and fellow UCWbL tutors.

Tutoring Expertise

Annotated Bibliographies, Cover Letters, Digication/ePortfolios, English, First-Year Writing ePortfolios, Journalism, Literacy Narratives, Literary Analyses, Literature Reviews, Magazine Articles, News Articles, Personal Statements, Poetry Analyses, Research Papers, Rhetorical Analyses, Resumes and CVs (Curricula Vitae), Group Projects

Citation Style Expertise

APA (American Psychological Association) Style, MLA (Modern Language Association) Style

Favorite Writing Resources

Purdue OWL is my go-to resource, especially for citation related questions, because it explains everything thoroughly in words, but also includes screen shots to give writers a visual example of what their works cited page or annotated bibliographies should look like.

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Mike T.mike_t

Peer Writing Tutor

I'm a second-year graduate student in Writing and Publishing with a minor in screenwriting. Maybe the only thing I love more than working on a new short story is listening to Rock music of any kind, though I prefer to work in a quiet environment. I love to stay balanced and, although I certainly enjoy staying in and reading Poe on a rainy day, I embrace a very active lifestyle by playing sports and spending a lot of my time at the gym. I spend the rest of my time making music with my best friends in our band, The Drafts.

Tutoring Expertise

Annotated Bibliographies, English, First-Year Writing ePortfolios,History, Journalism, Literacy Narratives, Literary Analyses, Literature Reviews, Magazine Articles, Music Education, News Articles, Personal Statements, Poetry Analyses, Research Papers, Research Proposals, Rhetorical Analyses, Screenplays, Group Projects

Citation Style Expertise

APA (American Psychological Association) Style, MLA (Modern Language Association) Style

Favorite Writing Resources

I like Purdue OWL because it is accurate and succinct.

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Monisa A.monisa_a

Peer Writing Tutor

I am a senior majoring in both English and Biology. You can find me with a mug of extra strong coffee and listening to my favorite video game soundtracks when I'm writing, whether it be jotting down a short story or hashing out an intense lab report. Being involved in two vastly different subjects, I find writing inspiration in practically anything, and thus believe that a willingness to collaborate ideas is an essential key to writing. Writing in any form can be a daunting task, but I believe considering the perspectives and experiences of others can spark much-needed inspiration. The UCWbL offers the perfect environment for collaboration, and I'm excited to be a part of that environment once more.

Tutoring Expertise

Abstracts, Annotated Bibliographies, Biology, Chemistry, College Applications, Cover Letters, Digication/ePortfolios, English, Environmental Sciences, First-Year Writing ePortfolios, Literacy Narratives, Literary Analysis, Literature Reviews, Mathematics, Personal Statements, Physics, Poetry Analyses, Psychology, Research Papers, Research Proposals, Rhetorical Analyses, Resumes and CVs (Curricula Vitae), Sociology, Summaries, Theses and Dissertations

Citation Style Expertise

APA (American Psychological Association) Style, Chicago or Turabian Style, MLA (Modern Language Association) Style

Favorite Writing Resources

The Purdue OWL and Grammar Girl are tried and true classics. Whenever I'm in a pinch, they're quick, easy to maneuver, and contain a breadth of information to answer even the toughest of citation or grammar questions. My fellow UCWbL tutors, on the other hand, are to whom I will always go to for reliable advice. Their experience can always help steer an appointment in the right direction, and provide additional unique perspective on how a writer might go about even the most daunting of assignments.

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Naomi W.naomi_w

Peer Writing Tutor

I am a sophomore double-majoring in History and American Studies, and minoring in Women and Gender Studies. I write best in a comfortable environment with mellow music and a steaming-hot cup of mint tea. When I'm not writing, I am probably watching Arrested Development and making anything involving chocolate. My favorite part about writing is the personality and enthusiasm that can be invested in any piece of writing. In the past, I've had many teachers and peers that have helped spark my interest in any given writing topic and I'm excited that I get a chance to do the same at the UCWbL.

Tutoring Expertise

English, First-Year Writing ePortfolios, History, Research Papers,Rhetorical Analyses

Citation Style Expertise

MLA (Modern Language Association) Style, Chicago or Turabian Style

Favorite Writing Resources

I use the Purdue OWL to answer any questions about different citations because it gives a detailed overview of how to use the most common styles. The best part is that they include examples so that I can see if I correctly interpreted their explanation. The DePaul Library and the Research Librarians are my favorite resources for finding sources for my writing. They try to answer any questions one has and will help navigate the library's extensive collection to find the perfect sources.

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Nat G.nat_g

Peer Writing Tutor

I am a graduate student in the Department of Writing, Rhetoric, and Discourse. My favorite place to write is at a coffee shop. Something about the smell of fresh coffee and seeing everyone kind of in their bubble of knowledge and work really makes me reflect deeper into the ideas I am grappling with. It really reminds me that every person is a world on their own. My biggest influence in writing has been Dr. Sarah Read and Dr. Heather Rakes. Both women in different areas of academia but both challenged me to really think critically and expose myself to new ideas and paradigms. I am excited to be working at the UCWbL. I hope to be as helpful to the writers that I collaborate with as the former and current UCWbL staff have been with me.

Tutoring Expertise

Art/Art History, Business Plans, College Applications, Conference Papers, Conference Presentations, English, Environmental Sciences, Exegesis for Philosophical and Religious Texts, First-Year Writing ePortfolios, Graduate and Professional School Applications, History,Literacy Narratives, Literary Analyses, Memos, Newsletters, Personal Statements, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, Religious Studies,Research Papers, Research Proposals, Rhetorical Analyses, Resumes and CVs (Curricula Vitae), Sociology, Summaries, Thank You Letters, Theses and Dissertations, Speeches, Writing for the Web, Group Projects

Citation Style Expertise

APA (American Psychological Association) Style, MLA (Modern Language Association) Style

Favorite Writing Resources

The Purdue OWL is helpful when trying to find how to format a paper according to the style you intend or are required to use. It also provides a guide on how to produce citations for the paper you are trying to write according to that style as well. It basically is a catch-all for style needs and questions. The DePaul Library by far is my favorite resource. It provides writers with a how-to guide for researching anything and everything while also having a supportive of librarians available to assist you if you necessary. I find UCWbL Tutors to be the most fun resource to use. Considering every UCWbL staff member has a different paradigm and skill set, this is often where I find the most clarity and collaboration. As the old saying goes, two heads are better than one. The UCWbL Resources for Writers webpage is really helpful because it will help you explore the different resources available to you and how to navigate them. The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy is my second favorite resource. I have been using it for years—it allows great explanations for even the most intricate philosophical concepts that make them much easier to grasp.

Language Expertise

Spanish

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Natalie T.natalie_t

Peer Writing Tutor

Hi All! My name is Natalie T. and I am a junior majoring in Economics and International Studies with a minor in Chinese. When I'm not at the UCWbL you can probably find me in the kitchen cooking up a storm or dancing to my favorite music with my roommates! During my writing process you will probably find me discussing essay ideas with a classmate, or at my desk at home surrounded by my favorite snacks. What I love most about being at the UCWbL is that no what level, they remind you that you are a writer! :)

Tutoring Expertise

Abstracts, Annotated Bibliographies, Economics, First-Year Writing ePortfolios, Literature Reviews, Research Papers, Rhetorical Analyses

Citation Style Expertise

APA (American Psychological Association) Style, MLA (Modern Language Association) Style, Chicago or Turabian Style, Harvard Style

Favorite Writing Resources

My favorite resources for research, formatting and grammar questions during writing are Purdue OWL, DePaul's Library and the UCWbL's Resources for Writers webpage because of their clarity and wide range of information!

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Nina G.nina_g

Peer Writing Tutor

I am a sophomore majoring in English with a concentration in Creative Writing. I enjoy writing short stories about the reoccurring epiphanies I experience throughout the day while listening to super dramatic film scores. When I'm not writing, I like to read. I find it fascinating that a singular form of communication such as writing can produce some of the most diverse and colorful works of art known to man. To me, reading is a vacation into the mind of another person; this is why helping others realize their writing potential is one of my favorite aspects of the UCWbL.

Tutoring Expertise

Annotated Bibliographies, Cover Letters, Digication/ePortfolios, English, Exegesis for Philosophical and Religious Texts, First-Year Writing ePortfolios, History, Journalism, Literacy Narratives, Literary Analyses, Literature Reviews, Magazine Articles, News Articles, Philosophy, Poetry Analyses, Psychology, Research Papers, Rhetorical Analyses,Resumes and CVs (Curricula Vitae), Screenplays, Speeches

Citation Style Expertise

MLA (Modern Language Association) Style

Favorite Writing Resources

I really like using Purdue OWL because the explanations for different aspects of writing are well organized and come with examples. Other UCWbL Tutors are always a great resource because they all have experience in different genres and provide different perspectives on things. The UCWbL Resources for Writers webpage is great because it's extremely easy to use. It definitely helps me become familiar with different types of assignments and how to tackle them.

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Rachel H.rachel_h

Peer Writing Tutor

I am a junior double majoring in Journalism and Political Science. I like writing articles and fiction at the Arthur Caldwell Lily Pool. I'm also the Nation and World editor for the DePaulia. I look forward to another year collaborating with writers on their projects, as well as with my colleagues (I will try to keep casual shade throwing to a minimum) as we begin another UCWyear.

Tutoring Expertise

Abstracts, Annotated Bibliographies, Art/Art History, Book Proposals,College Applications, Cover Letters, Digication/ePortfolios, English History, Journalism, Literacy Narratives, Literary Analyses, Literature Reviews, Magazine Articles, Memos, News Articles, Newsletters, Personal Statements, Poetry Analyses, Political Science, Resumes and CVs (Curricula Vitae), Sociology, Summaries, Thank You Letters, Writing for the Web, Group Projects

Citation Style Expertise

AP (Associated Press) Style, APA (American Psychological Association) Style, MLA (Modern Language Association) Style

Favorite Writing Resources

The resources I use (Purdue OWL, UCWbL Tutors, UNC Writing Center, and the UCWbL Resources for Writers webpage) are able to give me the information I need quickly and efficiently; if I'm in the middle of an appointment I don't have time to read and synthesize. The examples given on these sites have helped me explain grammar issues to writers better.

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Rachel P.rachel_p

Social Media Graduate Assistant

Rachel P.rachel_p

Social Media Graduate Assistant

I'm a second-year graduate student in the Writing and Publishing program and a creative writer. I write both poetry and fiction, and some of my favorite authors who have impacted my writing are Patrick Rothfuss, Alison Croggon, and J.R.R. Tolkien. I love writing because I find it inspiring how different people can use the same building blocks (words) to say completely new and diverse things; I love helping others with writing because I believe that everyone deserves to learn how to use those building blocks to the best of their ability in order to let their personal voices shine.

Tutoring Expertise

Abstracts, Annotated Bibliographies, College Applications, Conference Papers, Conference Presentations, Cover Letters, Digication/ePortfolios, English, Graduate and Professional School Applications, Literacy Narratives, Literary Analyses, Literature Reviews, Personal Statements, Philosophy, Poetry Analyses, Psychology, Religious Studies, Research Papers, Research Proposals, Rhetorical Analyses, SNL APs (Advanced Projects) and ILPs (Independent Learning Pursuits), Summaries, Thank You Letters, Theatre, Theses and Dissertations, Writing for the Web, Group Projects

Citation Style Expertise

APA (American Psychological Association) Style, MLA (Modern Language Association) Style

Favorite Writing Resources

I like and use Purdue OWL as a quick and easy reference guide for MLA and APA citations, paper formatting, and more because it has very thorough, easy-to-understand examples and helpful sample papers. When I forget exactly where this period goes, whether that element is italicized or not, or how the line spacing should be in this or that section, Purdue OWL is my favorite place to look for quick answers.

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I'm a second-year graduate student in the Writing and Publishing program and a creative writer. I write both poetry and fiction, and some of my favorite authors who have impacted my writing are Patrick Rothfuss, Alison Croggon, and J.R.R. Tolkien. I love writing because I find it inspiring how different people can use the same building blocks (words) to say completely new and diverse things; I love helping others with writing because I believe that everyone deserves to learn how to use those building blocks to the best of their ability in order to let their personal voices shine.

Tutoring Expertise

Abstracts, Annotated Bibliographies, College Applications, Conference Papers, Conference Presentations, Cover Letters, Digication/ePortfolios, English, Graduate and Professional School Applications, Literacy Narratives, Literary Analyses, Literature Reviews, Personal Statements, Philosophy, Poetry Analyses, Psychology, Religious Studies, Research Papers, Research Proposals, Rhetorical Analyses, SNL APs (Advanced Projects) and ILPs (Independent Learning Pursuits), Summaries, Thank You Letters, Theatre, Theses and Dissertations, Writing for the Web, Group Projects

Citation Style Expertise

APA (American Psychological Association) Style, MLA (Modern Language Association) Style

Favorite Writing Resources

I like and use Purdue OWL as a quick and easy reference guide for MLA and APA citations, paper formatting, and more because it has very thorough, easy-to-understand examples and helpful sample papers. When I forget exactly where this period goes, whether that element is italicized or not, or how the line spacing should be in this or that section, Purdue OWL is my favorite place to look for quick answers.

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Rachel S.rachel_s

Peer Writing Tutor

Hi! I'm Rachel. I'm a senior majoring in English with a concentration in Creative Writing and a minor in Digital Cinema. I also really love European History and hope to further my education in both History and English in the mysterious land of grad school someday. Though I love writing fiction and short stories, I primarily deal in poetry. I'm a part of Poems While You Wait, in which a team of Chicago poets writes poems on-demand on antique typewriters. You can find my work in both of DePaul's recent Crook & Folly magazines. I would consider some of my biggest writing inspirations to be Andrea Gibson, David Sedaris, any and all Spotify 'Dark Indie' playlists, and YOU!! Every single writing professor I've had here at DePaul has been not only an inspiration through the authours they introduce to us and the prompts they give. I'm so excited to get to read such a varied amount of people's work and hope I can pay back some of what these hard-working professors do for us each day. When I'm not writing frivolously on the daily, you can find me reading old books in some picturesque fall location, cooking some form of soybean, or playing fiddle at Old Town School of Folk Music.

Tutoring Expertise

Annotated Bibliographies, Art/Art History, College Applications, Cover Letters, Digication/ePortfolios, English, First-Year Writing ePortfolios,History, Literacy Narratives, Literary Analyses, Literature Reviews,Magazine Articles, Philosophy, Poetry Analyses, Research Papers,Rhetorical Analyses, Screenplays, Sociology, Thank You Letters, Theatre

Citation Style Expertise

APA (American Psychological Association) Style, MLA (Modern Language Association) Style, Chicago or Turabian Style

Favorite Writing Resources

I started using Purdue OWL last year primarily for a Native American Studies class in which our professor required Chicago-style works cited pages. It is clear, concise, and user-friendly! DePaul Library is a great resource because a.) it lets you go on the crazy, enriching ride of the Dewey Decimal System, b.) there's a lot of older books there that lent a lot of credibility to papers of mine (particularly theatre!) and c.) the Library Assistants have always helped me when I wander in there with no clue where to start. The UCWbL Tutors are an amazing resource, even just to bounce ideas off. They're there because of their passion for reading and writing, so all their feedback is doubly sincere.

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Rhiannon L.rhiannon_l

Peer Writing Tutor

Yo, I'm Rhiannon L. and I'm currently studying Philosophy and English with a concentration in Creative Writing. I will be graduating in the spring, if I don't die of an early-onset quarter life crisis before that point. I like to work with writers because writing is such an important medium that is often characterized as individualistic; however, that analysis fails to recognize the collaborative power of human dialogue surrounding a written text. When I'm not writing, I'll probably be watching The Office, reading fiction, or taking a walk to philosophize with my fabulous roommates/soul sisters. I'm stoked to work at the UCWbL and discover new things about myself and those around me!

Tutoring Expertise

College Applications, Cover Letters, Digication/ePortfolios, English,Exegesis for Philosophical and Religious Texts, Literacy Narratives,Literary Analyses, Literature Reviews, Personal Statements, Philosophy,Poetry Analyses, Rhetorical Analyses, Screenplays

Citation Style Expertise

MLA (Modern Language Association) Style, Chicago or Turabian Style

Favorite Writing Resources

The Purdue OWL is the go-to for knowledge about MLA formatting and citations. I like to use it because it offers definitive rules and expensive explanations, so that I know my inquiry will be answered fully and correctly. My UCWbL peers have a wealth of information in a variety of subjects bubbling just beneath their exterior surfaces. I love the chance to "talk out" a rhetorical or diction related problem because it offers a dialectic approach to problem solving.

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Robert D.robert_d

SCRAWL Graduate Assistant

I am a graduate English student with a concentration in Literary Studies. I completed my undergraduate at DePaul in Literary Studies, so I am well acquainted with the nooks that are in the Lincoln Park library. In my spare time I play guitar, and am a songwriter. I have released an EP and an album, and my current project is entitled, Rabbit n Wolf. My biggest influences, as a writer, are Jim Croce and Noel Gallagher. Listen to them. Live from them.

Tutoring Expertise

Annotated Bibliographies, Art/Art History, Cover Letters, English, History,Journalism, Lesson Plans, Literary Analyses, Literature Reviews, Music Education, Personal Statements, Philosophy, Poetry Analyses, Political Science, Psychology, Research Papers, Research Proposals, Rhetorical Analyses, Resumes and CVs (Curricula Vitae), Screenplays, Thank You Letters, Theses and Dissertations, Speeches

Citation Style Expertise

APA (American Psychological Association) Style, MLA (Modern Language Association) Style

Favorite Writing Resources

I find Purdue OWL helpful because it is literally every citation for MLA that is needed on one website. Fellow tutors at the UCWbL are the most indispensable recourses available because the UCWbL is made of so many different individuals with experiences and expertise in so many areas, and better yet, they're all under one roof.

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Rose P.rose_p

Peer Writing Tutor

I am a senior majoring in English with a concentration in Creative Writing. I love working on my fiction and non-fiction essays at home with three essential items: a pen, a paper, and a cup extra strong coffee. In addition to working at the UCWbL I work as a researcher for non fiction authors, the social media coordinator for a small publishing house, and puppy sitting. I believe that strong writing comes from having many unique experiences, and because of this, we are all capable of becoming stronger writers. I understand the terror of a blank page, and I've been lucky to have many mentors help me overcome such fear. I hope that I can help support you in your writing in the same way that others have done for me!

Tutoring Expertise

Annotated Bibliographies, Art/Art History, College Applications, Cover Letters, Digication/ePortfolios, English, First-Year Writing ePortfolios, Graduate and Professional School Applications, History, Journalism,Literary Analyses, Literature Reviews, Magazine Articles, Memos, New Articles, Newsletters, Personal Statements, Philosophy, Poetry Analyses, Psychology, Religious Studies, Research Papers, Research Proposals, Resumes and CVs (Curricula Vitae), Screenplays, Summaries, Thank You Letters, Theses and Dissertations, Group Projects

Citation Style Expertise

APA (American Psychological Association) Style, MLA (Modern Language Association) Style, Chicago or Turabian Style

Favorite Writing Resources

Purdue OWL, DePaul Library, UCWbL Tutors

I have used Purdue Owl since freshman year of high school. I find that Purdue Owl is a wonderful place to begin when looking for any kind of grammar advice. The DePaul Library and librarians are a great resource when beginning research on any kind of project. The UCWbL Tutors are always available and ready to help you with your assignments or personally-driven projects!

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Ryan M.ryan_m

SCRAWL Host

I am a junior majoring in Communications & Media and Political Science. I love to writing about news, doing research, making resumes, and writing for social media. I try to look at writing as an art form in which the goal is to effectively communicate a message to another person. It can be a company's message, a author's story, or your own personal ideas, but the challenge is always writing in a way that gets the reader to understand what it is that you are trying to say! My goal this year is to start writing a book and learn how to read poetry. I love the UCWbL almost as much as I love sushi, and I think that says a lot. Also a big fan of hip-hop and house music.

Tutoring Expertise

Annotated Bibliographies, College Applications, Cover Letters, Digication/ePortfolios, English, First-Year Writing ePortfolios, Graduate and Professional School Applications, History, Journalism, Literary Analyses, Literature Reviews, Magazine Articles, News Articles, Political Science, Religious Studies, Research Papers, Resumes and CVs (Curricula Vitae), Screenplays, Theatre, Speeches

Citation Style Expertise

APA (American Psychological Association) Style, MLA (Modern Language Association) Style

Favorite Writing Resources

Purdue Owl- It has it all and it's so easy to use. Grammar Girl- Very fun, and gives a more personal and individual feel to the help. UCWbL Tutors- UCWbL Tutors are the best, obviously.

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Sam C.sam_c

Peer Writing Tutor

I am a junior majoring in Philosophy and minoring in Public Law and Political Thought. I mostly try to write in silence, free from distractions, to create a space where I feel most productive. If I ever do listen to music while writing, it would be any music without words. My favorite part about UCWBL's mission is that we do not assume ourselves to be better than our peers. I believe that anyone who wants to be a good writer can become one with the proper tools and skills needed.

Tutoring Expertise

Abstracts, Annotated Bibliographies, Chemistry, College Applications,Cover Letters, Digication/ePortfolios, English, Environmental Sciences,Exegesis for Philosophical and Religious Texts, First-Year Writing ePortfolios, Literary Analyses, Literature Reviews, Personal Statements,Philosophy, Poetry Analyses, Political Science, Research Papers, Research Proposals, Rhetorical Analyses, Sociology

Citation Style Expertise

Chicago or Turabian Style, MLA (Modern Language Association) Style

Favorite Writing Resources

Purdue Owl has a user friendly interface allowing to find the correct formatting or citation method for any writing situation. I have not yet had the chance to use UCWbl resources but I am sure they will be just as useful.

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Sam G.sam_g

Peer Writing Tutor

I am a junior majoring in English with a minor in Studio Art. I take every opportunity to create or to be around other creative thinkers. Besides being a compulsive journal-er and doodle-ist, I write prose pieces and post it on my WordPress blog. Since working at the UCWbL, I've learned that a writer's work does not only benefit from the experience of collaboration, it almost always requires more than one set of eyes in order to improve. This job gives me daily dose of creative encounters that inspire me to be a better creator.

Tutoring Expertise

Art/Art History, College Applications, Cover Letters, English, History, Journalism, Literacy Narratives, Literary Analyses, Literature Reviews, Magazine Articles, News Articles, Personal Statements, Philosophy, Poetry Analyses, Psychology, Research Papers, Rhetorical Analyses, Resumes and CVs (Curricula Vitae), Summaries, Thank You Letters, Speeches, Group Projects

Citation Style Expertise

APA (American Psychological Association) Style, MLA (Modern Language Association) Style, Chicago or Turabian Style

Favorite Writing Resources

Purdue OWL is a resource I've been using for years, mainly as a reference for citation formatting. I recommend this resource because not only does Purdue OWL provide straightforward examples of citation form, it also has various comprehensive explanations of grammar and punctuation rules. The DePaul Library is my go-to for all research based explorations and enquiries. Not only does it provide access to numerous search engines with specific guides to lead your search, it is also a place where you can benefit from the expertise of the library staff in finding what you need.

Language Expertise

French

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Sarah T.sarah_t

Peer Writing Tutor

I am a sophomore majoring in Creative Writing and minoring in Psychology and Professional Writing. I'm almost always writing something (papers, stories, shopping lists, etc.). Working at the UCWbL is fantastic; being able to help people become confident, excited, and passionate about their writing is such a wonderful experience. When I'm not typing away at my computer, I can usually be found reading books, singing show tunes, playing with my cat, or binge-watching my latest Netflix obsession.

Tutoring Expertise

Annotated Bibliographies, Biology, Book Proposals, College Applications, Cover Letters, Digication/ePortfolios, English, First-Year Writing ePortfolios, Graduate and Professional School Applications,Journalism, Literary Analyses, Literature Reviews, Magazine Articles, News Articles, Newsletters, Personal Statements, Poetry Analyses,Psychology, Query Letters, Research Papers, Rhetorical Analyses,Screenplays, Sociology, Summaries, Thank You Letters, Theatre, Speeches,Writing for the Web

Citation Style Expertise

APA (American Psychological Association) Style, MLA (Modern Language Association) Style, Chicago or Turabian Style

Favorite Writing Resources

I think that using online resources, such as Purdue OWL and Grammar Girl, can be SUPER helpful when you aren't sure what to do in certain grammatical situations. But, if you don't know something, other tutors are a great resource if you're at a loss for what to do.

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Shelby E.shelby_e

Peer Writing Tutor

Hi guys! I'm a junior majoring in Digital Cinema: Television Production, with a minor in Journalism. Outside of the UCWbL, I'm usually doing improv at The Second City or iO Chicago, writing satire for Reductress, or wandering around the city* fending off old shirtless men on bikes that make up 100% of the pie chart of the men that hit on me. Since my dream is to be a comedy writer, those that have influenced me most as a writer include Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, Chris Kelly, Carol Burnett, and all of the very funny people I purposefully abduct and hold hostage in my life. I love allowing people to use their voices more clearly, and display their thoughts in a way they're proud of, which is what makes me excited to return to the UCWbL this year! *by the city, I did mean mostly Target.

Tutoring Expertise

College Applications, Cover Letters, Digication/ePortfolios, English, First-Year Writing ePortfolios, Journalism, Music Education, Personal Statements, Research Papers, Screenplays, Theatre, Speeches, Writing for the Web

Citation Style Expertise

APA (American Psychological Association) Style, MLA (Modern Language Association) Style

Favorite Writing Resources

Purdue OWL makes their information easy to find and easy to understand. The UCWbL does this with their Resources for Writers page as well, making it on my list of "straight-up" sources to refer to.

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Susie M.suzie_m

Peer Writing Tutor

I'm a Pokemon Champion of multiple regions, although currently, I'm taking a break from being Pokemon Champion to get my BA in Writing, Rhetoric, and Discourse. When I'm not dismantling crime syndicates who aim to take over the world with out consideration for both human and Pokemon life, I like to work at the UCWbL. I love working in an environment where I get to work with all kinds of people because every interaction with others is a learning experience for me. I look forward to another great year of tutoring with all of you!

Tutoring Expertise

College Applications, Cover Letters, English, Literacy Narratives, Literary Analyses, Literature Reviews, Personal Statements

Citation Style Expertise

APA (American Psychological Association) Style, MLA (Modern Language Association) Style

Favorite Writing Resources

In my time as a writer and tutor, the Purdue OWL has never let me down in helping me address any issues I may have in writing/tutoring. It's also a solid source for for both grammar/mechanics and citation styles.

Language Expertise

Spanish

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Theresa B.theresa_b

Head Writing Fellow

My name is Theresa B., and I'm a senior with a double major in English and Writing, Rhetoric, and Discourse. This is my third year at the UCWbL. My favorite part of writing is sharing ideas. Also puns...Actually my favorite thing about writing is puns. They're the pun and only!

Tutoring Expertise

Annotated Bibliographies, College Applications, Cover Letters, Digication/ePortfolios, English, First-Year Writing ePortfolios, Literary Analyses, Memos, Newsletters, Personal Statements, Poetry Analyses, Research Papers, Rhetorical Analyses, Resumes and CVs (Curricula Vitae), Thank You Letters, Theatre, Speeches, Group Projects

Citation Style Expertise

AP (Associated Press) Style, MLA (Modern Language Association) Style

Favorite Writing Resources

Purdue OWL: If I have a question about citation, style, or block quotes, Purdue OWL is the first place I go. It's an incredibly detailed site that talks about almost everything you need to know as a college student. Grammar Fairy Godmother: Run by a tutor here at the UCWbL, GFG integrates advice about fashion with anecdotes about grammar and style.

Language Expertise

American Sign Language (ASL)

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Trisha M.trisha_m

Peer Writing Tutor

I am a sophomore Dramaturgy and Dramatic Criticism major. One of my favorite things to do while writing is to drink hot chocolate! This is especially great when I'm writing an analysis for a script that I've read or a review for a recent play that I've seen. My absolute favorite UCWbL principle states that, "There is no universal writing process that all writers (should) use." I love this because I am still learning about my preferred writing process but I learn more about it everyday. I hope that I can help people with their writing process through the UCWbL!

Tutoring Expertise

College Applications, English, First-Year Writing ePortfolios, History, Literacy Narratives, Literary Analyses, Literature Reviews, Personal Statements, Research Papers, Theatre

Citation Style Expertise

MLA (Modern Language Association) Style

Favorite Writing Resources

The Grammar Girl website is a great resource where answers to every grammar question is answered in a way that is easy to understand and easy to find. It is great as a resource for a quick fix but also is a great tool to regularly check, especially their podcast which is a reading of their most popular and interesting articles. The DePaul Library is the best resource for almost anything that you need from books, to articles, videos, and more. The librarians have a chat and are always willing to answer questions and help with research as well as providing other venues for research to be completed such as through various online databases.

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Tyler H.tyler_h

Peer Writing Tutor

I am a junior majoring in Sociology and Psychology. I enjoy listening to Eluvium while working on papers and posters for my psychology research projects. I love writing, especially reading other's writing because I get see how different writers create their work and convey their thoughts on paper. Outside of working at the UCWbL, I love to play competitive dodgeball and eat delicious food with friends.

Tutoring Expertise

Abstracts, Annotated Bibliographies, College Applications, Cover Letters, Literary Analyses, Literature Reviews, Personal Statements,Psychology, Research Papers, Resumes and Curriculum Vita (CV), Sociology

Citation Style Expertise

APA (American Psychological Association) Style, MLA (Modern Language Association) Style, Chicago or Turabian Style

Favorite Writing Resources

The Purdue OWL has resources for any citation or grammar related issue a writer may have. The DePaul Library website has many resources for writing-related questions and is my number one source for researching online. UCWbL tutors come from all different academic interests and bring forth knowledge many different writing background. If a writer has a question, then one of the tutors will be able to answer it. The UCWbL Resources for Writers webpage provides knowledge on all types of writing, specifically the necessary elements of many different types of papers.

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Tyler N.tyler_n

Peer Writing Tutor

I am a sophomore majoring in English with a focus on Creative Writing, and I'm also minoring in Digital Cinema. In my free time I like to watch baseball (Go Cubs!), binge Netflix, and drink chocolate milk. My best friend is my cat, but it's not weird because he's a really cool cat. I like writing because I think it's one of the most genuine and effective forms of expression. I like helping people write so they can better express themselves and show the world what they got.

Tutoring Expertise

Digication/ePortfolios, English, First-Year Writing ePortfolios,Literary Analyses, Rhetorical Analyses, Screenplays, Writing for the Web

Citation Style Expertise

MLA (Modern Language Association) Style

Favorite Writing Resources

I like Purdue OWL because it's a great comprehensive guide to any and all citation related things. I enjoy the library website because of the many different research resources they have available for students.Everybody knows something, and my fellow tutors are all very knowledgeable people, making them great resources.

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Victoria L.victoria_l

Peer Writing Tutor

I'm a sophomore majoring in Secondary Education for History and Social Sciences. Other than academic and professional writing, I enjoy a lot of recreational writing like short stories and essays, music and lyrics, journals, and poetry. I've had great experiences with writing education, so being able to collaborate with my peers to work on writing improvement is super exciting. Other than writing and education I enjoy playing and listening to music, visiting people and places, reading about history, and trying new things.

Tutoring Expertise

College Applications, Cover Letters, Digication/ePortfolios, English,First-Year Writing ePortfolios, History, Literary Analyses, Music Education, Personal Statements, Political Science, Research Papers,Research Proposals, Rhetorical Analyses, Thank You Letters, Speeches,Group Projects

Citation Style Expertise

MLA (Modern Language Association) Style

Favorite Writing Resources

Purdue OWL: Their website is extremely detailed and they have a style guide to almost every aspect of MLA and APA citations. Their Mail tutors feature that allows you to e-mail in more specific questions is very helpful as well. UCWbL Tutors: My fellow tutors are always around and available for questions whenever someone needs help. Their experience and knowledge offers the best advice in any writing-related situation.

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Vincent B.vincent_b

Peer Writing Tutor

I'm a junior majoring in Psychology. My interests include indie rap music, philosophy, and eccentric poetry, and I've been known to dabble in writing all three in some capacity. I also am an editor on Rap Genius and some of my poems can be found in the Roosevelt University-affiliated zine "Serio?". I've always been a big fan of reading good writing, and look forward to learning how to contribute good tutoring advice. My favorite part about writing is probably creativity and reading how everyone uses their respective perspectives to share interesting and unique stories.

Tutoring Expertise

Abstracts, English, Literary Analyses, Philosophy, Poetry Analyses, Psychology, Research Papers, Rhetorical Analyses, Speeches

Citation Style Expertise

APA (American Psychological Association) Style, MLA (Modern Language Association) Style

Favorite Writing Resources

The Purdue OWL is a really useful tool for pretty much any formatting, citation or grammar help. I've heard from many returning tutors that other tutors are a great resource as well.

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