Why are the Writing Staff thankful for The Learning Hub?

The month of November is time to take stock and reflect, and is also a chance to think about the various things you’re thankful about this year. At this point in the semester, most of us are aching for that two day break and a chance to visit with friends and family back home, but it’s also important to recognize the hard, good work you’ve done so far in your classes.

The Learning Hub’s staff is celebrating what we’re thankful for this month in a series of videos – today our Writing Staff share why they are thankful for The Hub!

Are you thankful for The Learning Hub? Would you like to take part in a video featuring students later this month? Come to the front desk and have a chat with us! We’d love to have you participate in our Web Series this month!

The Truth Behind Tutoring: How NOT to Roast Your Students (part 2)

The Roast of Sarah Collins was all fun and games, but what is tutoring really like in The Hub? Lisa and Kris, our new Writing Specialists, are here to discuss what students bring to the tutoring session in the second part of this vlog series.

Make an appointment in The Learning Hub to get help with your coursework! Call (217) 206-6503, email thehub@uis.edu, stop in to BRK 460, or check out the online form on our website at http://www.uis.edu/thelearninghub today!

The Truth Behind Tutoring: How NOT to Roast Your Students (part 1)

The Roast of Sarah Collins was all fun and games, but what is tutoring really like in The Hub? Lisa and Kris, our new Writing Specialists, are here to discuss what tutors actually do for students during a tutoring session in the first part of this vlog series.

Make an appointment in The Learning Hub to get help with your coursework! Call (217) 206-6503, email thehub@uis.edu, stop in to BRK 460, or check out the online form on our website at http://www.uis.edu/thelearninghub today!

 

The Learning Hub’s Official Roast of Sarah Collins

We’ve been working on this project for the last several weeks, and the time has finally come to show it to you. The writing staff of The Learning Hub have put together our first official roast – and our first victim is our Writing Coordinator, Sarah Collins.

The writing tutors (present and former) were given a paper Sarah wrote for her freshman composition class, and were told to do their worst. The result is this video – enjoy!

So what’d you think? Share the roast with the hashtag #hubroast, comment down below, and stay tuned to see Lisa and Kris’ rebuttal! They’re going to talk about what tutoring in The Hub is actually like – trust us, we will not roast you!

Mobile Hub Spring 2018

This video is a compilation of highlights from our Mobile Hub event we held on May 1st, 2018. Our tutors are hard at work helping UIS students improve their writing and work on their final projects for the Spring 2018 semester.

Music by Bensound

Do you need help with your final writing assignments? Contact The Learning Hub today to set up an appointment, or visit our walk-in hours (see flyers below):

Brookens Library Writing Walk In Hours Spring 2018 FlyerFounders Residence Hall Writing Walk In Hours Spring 2018 Flyer

Writing Madness Begins!

It’s March! That means that we’re beginning our Writing Madness bracket voting. The Learning Hub’s writing staff collected responses from many of our UIS freshman class to the question: “What do you find frustrating about writing?”

With this information, we calculated the top 16 responses, and made a bracket:

Writing-Madness-Bracket-Spring-2018

Throughout the month of March, we’d like UIS students to vote on these pairings, so we can whittle these 16 writing issues down to the #1 most frustrating aspect about writing. We will then provide resources on the top issues so that we can all breathe a little easier, and write a little better.

Our first round of voting is live now! If you are a UIS student and would like to participate, you can find the survey here:

LINK TO SURVEY

Voting will close at 12:00pm CST on Tuesday, March 6th. Then the second round will begin next Wednesday, March 7th. Check back for the new link each week until we have our winner!

In addition, we’re kicking off our Writing Madness month of March with a compilation video about what our writing staff find frustrating about writing. Check it out below!

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What drives you mad about writing? Comment below! Thank you so much for participating!

Entitled to a Title

By Patrick

Happy Valentine’s Day!

This month we’re breaking bad writing habits, and this week we’re specifically talking about how important titles are to a paper. They convey so much in so few words, so it’s very important to take advantage of its power to entice your reader to read what you’ve written!

Check out what Patrick has to say in the video below, and then see our handout on creating well crafted titles to help you break this bad writing habit!

 

Combat your bad writing habits by visiting with one of our writing staff in The Learning Hub! Make an appointment today!