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 The Writing Center at Truman College

Tobias Bengelsdorf, Coordinator
Yue Liu, Faculty Director
For Fall 2020, the Writing Center will only be offering tutoring online. For all information about the Virtual Writing Center, as w​ell as Truman's other Virtual Tutoring Centers, please visit the main Academic Support Services page:


Writing isn't easy. We know. We can help.                                                                        
Writing papers is an important part of college, and students often need guidance in structuring their essays, learning to fix grammar mistakes, or even deciding on a main idea. The Writing Center offers students one-on-one consultations on their writing assignments. The consultants on our staff are all instructors who hold at least a master's degree in English or other related areas.                                                                        

 50-minute appointments with Writing Center consultants help students with writing assignments for any credit class.                
  • Make an appointment at the front desk in 1435, by calling 773-907-4387, or online at
  • We accept walk-ins if we have a consultant available or if someone misses their appointment by 5 minutes. If you are going to miss your appointment, please call us to cancel!
We also offer Drop-ins. As a drop-in, you work mostly on your own, like you would in a computer lab or library, but a Writing Center consultant will be on hand for quick questions.                                


To make the most of your time in the Writing Center, follow these tips:                                
  • For each visit, bring:
    • Your Student ID
    • Your assignment instructions
    • A draft of your work
    • Any important comments or handouts from your teacher
    • An idea of what you want to work on​ 
  • Be prepared to tell your consultant what you would like to work on.
  • Be an active participant. Active communication helps generate new ideas.
  • Have an open mind. Writing is a process. It doesn't always go the way we plan, and we have to be open to that.
  • Know your strengths and weaknesses. Knowing what you need to work on makes it easier for you to improve.
  • The more you visit, the more you'll improve. Learning to write well takes time and effort. Allow your skills time to develop.



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Contact Information

(773) 907-4387
1145 West Wilson Ave.
Room 1435 - Main Building
Chicago , IL 60640
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Fall 2020 Hours:
Monday through Wednesday: 10am - 7pm
Thursday: 10am - 9pm
Friday & Saturday: 10am - 3pm


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No-show Policy: Please be on time! Lots of other students want help in the Writing Center, so if you are five minutes late to your appointment, your time may be given to another student. If you are going to miss an appointment, please call us to cancel.

Walk-in Policy: We take walk-ins if consultants are available. Otherwise, if a student is five minutes late to their appointment, we will take a walk-in in their place.                

Computer Policy: The Writing Center has computers that students may use as drop-ins or before or after their appointments. We are happy to offer free printing for work you will look at with a consultant during an appointment. However, printing is not offered for any other purpose.                                      

Real students comment about the Writing Center:                                                                          

“Tutors really encourage students with excellent tips and advice to improve our learning! Very kind too. Excellent work!”                                                                          

“Great help. Very friendly, helpful. Encouraging.”                                                                          

“I enjoyed this experience. It helped me hammer out my thesis statement which gave me a better idea for my paper.”                                                                          

“The Writing Center is so great. I have learned many things. My creative thinking has increased.”                                                                          

“Thanks for teaching me! So happy that I can learn from all of you. A great place to be. :-)”