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University Writing Center opens
satellite center inside Founders

NIU’s University Writing Center, in collaboration with Founders Memorial Library, has opened a satellite site in Founders 302.

The site will be open from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday. Appointments will be walk-in only on a first come-first serve basis.

Headquartered on the lower level of Stevenson Towers South, the University Writing Center is a place for all writers at NIU – undergraduates, graduates, staff and even faculty – to talk one-on-one about their writing with trained consultants. Visitors can:

  • Discuss topics and ideas
  • Develop strategies in planning, organizing and developing drafts 
  • Discover effective uses of sources and correct documentation 
  • Understand professors’ writing assignments more clearly
  • Identify better ways to use language
  • Learn appropriate methods of persuading readers 
  • Integrate critical reading and thinking skills in your written work 
  • Become more aware of the different types of writing that various disciplines require 
  • Prepare résumés and applications for internships, scholarships or jobs

Call (815) 753-6636 for more information.