Services We Offer

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We can help you with a variety of writing-related topics and projects. The most common topics and projects are listed below. If you'd like assistance in an area not included below, please contact us at 815-753-6636 or gjacky@niu.edu. We'd be happy to discuss how we can help you, or refer you to another campus resource.

Common Topics

  • Understanding assignment prompts.
  • Brainstorming and research strategies.
  • Documentation styles (APA, MLA, Chicago, etc.).
  • Thesis development and argumentation.
  • Organization.
  • Grammar and punctuation.
  • Quote integration.
  • Clarity and coherence.
  • Presentations and visual aids.

Common Projects

  • Academic essays.
  • Personal statements, resumes and cover letters.
  • ELL practice.
  • Test preparation (GRE, GMAT, basic skills, SPEAK/TOEFL, CLEP, comprehensive, etc.).
  • Websites and electronic portfolios.
  • Personal and creative writing.
  • Capstones, dissertations and theses.
  • Conference papers.
  • Speeches and presentations.