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University Center for Writing-based Learning

The UCWbL (pronounced uk-wubble) believes that "anyone who writes anything is a writer" and provides free peer writing tutoring in individual and collaborative appointments—as well as quarterly events—for any and all writers at DePaul.

UCWbL peer writing tutors collaborate with writers at any stage of the writing process from brainstorming to polishing a near-finished project. Writers from anydiscipline or major, working on any genre of writing, are welcome at the UCWbL.

The Writing Center 

Writers are welcome to make both in-person and online appointments with peer writing tutors at the Writing Center. Writing Center appointment hours, schedule, and locations information can be found on the UCWbL website.

Appointment Types

The Writing Center offers a variety of different appointment types to make it easy for writers to access our services.

We offer the following in-person appointments at our two locations:

  • Face-to-Face appointments (writer meets with tutor to review a draft)
  • Conversation Partner appointments (English language learning writer meets with tutor to practice speaking). 

We also offer Written Feedback appointments (tutor reviews and comments on an electronic copy of a writer's work) and Online Realtime appointments (tutor and writer meet in an online chatroom for the appointment) that allow writers to access our services remotely.

Writing Groups 

The UCWbL facilitates customized group appointments for genre or discipline-specific writing through our Writing Groups. Writing Groups meet weekly and are led by a peer writing tutor. Writing Groups are available for request on a quarterly basis. For more information about Writing Groups in progress or how to start your own, contact Elizabeth Coughlin at ecoughli@depaul.edu