Writing Center

The Writing Center at North Central College offers thoughtful support for writing, reading, and critical thinking across all classes. Student tutors will consult with you on any aspect of the writing process, from grappling with assignments and jotting down ideas, to drafting and revising. 

Our tutors are successful student writers in a wide range of disciplines. They will share their advice on writing well, and field your questions. Students from across the College visit us for a thoughtful discussion about their writing. And we’re not only concerned with the essay, research paper, lab report, or resume that you’re currently working on. In every session, our primary commitment is to help you become a better writer and thinker. 

Visits to the Writing Center are different for each student, depending on what’s needed. During a typical visit 

  • We’ll spend time discussing the assignment and help you develop strategies to get to a draft. 
  • We’ll read through a draft with you and consider how it meets your objectives. 
  • If you have a specific concern, like thesis development, organization, or grammatical questions, we can discuss these issues as well. 

Come to the Writing Center prepared to talk about your writing. Since our goal is to improve your writing, you’ll want to be an active participant. We won’t simply proofread. Bring along any assignment sheet you’ve been given, as well as any writing you’ve done so far: notes, an outline, a rough draft, or even a graded essay that you want to discuss with a fellow student. 

No appointment is necessary. Feel free to drop by! For more information, or to schedule an appointment, call 630.637.5351. 

Writing Center BURST Workshops are held once or twice a week, during weeks three through ten. Our student-led workshops focus on different aspects of the writing process, from brainstorming early drafts and writing for exams to beginning research papers and the latest edition MLA citations. For more information, please visit the BURST Workshops page or contact the Center for Student Success


Weeks Two through Ten

Writing Center Hours:


Larrance Academic Center (LAC) Main Level, Room A
Monday through Friday 10:00 am - 4:00 p.m

Wentz Science Center (WSC) Room 013
Monday through Thursday 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.