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The Truman College Writing Center

Joshua Thusat      Tobias Bengelsdorf

Director                        Coordinator
​Writing isn't easy. We know. We can help.                         
Writing papers is an important part of college, and students often need guidance in structuring their essays, using the right words, or even deciding on a main idea. The Writing Center offers students one-on-one consultations on their writing assignments. The consultants on our staff are all instructors who hold at least a master's degree in English or other related areas.                       

 50-minute appointments with Writing Center consultants help students with writing assignments for any class.
  • Make an appointment at the front desk in 1435, by calling 773-907-4387, or online at
  • We accept walk-ins if we have a consultant available or if someone misses their appointment by 5 minutes. (If YOU are going to miss your appointment, please call us to cancel!)
  • For each consulting session, bring:
    • Your Student ID
    • Your assignment instructions
    • A draft of your work
    • Any important comments or handouts from your teacher
    • An idea of what you want to work on
  • Computers are available to work on for one hour before or after a consulting session.
  • PowerShots, our series of one-hour writing workshops, give you extra practice outside of class. Our Schedule is below.
To make the most of your time in the Writing Center, follow these tips:                         
  • Be prepared to tell your consultant what you would like to work on.
  • Be an active participant. Active communication helps generate new ideas.
  • Have an open mind. Writing is a process. It doesn't always go the way we plan, and we have to be open to that.
  • Know your strengths and weaknesses. Knowing what you need to work on makes it easier for you to improve.
  • The more you visit, the more you'll improve. Learning to write well takes time and effort. Allow your skills time to develop.



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(773) 907-4387
1145 West Wilson Ave.
Room 1435 - Main Building
Chicago, IL 60640
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Fall 2014:
Monday-Thursday: 9am-9pm
Friday & Saturday: 9am-4pm


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No-show Policy: If you are five minutes late to your appointment, your time may be given to another student. If you are going to miss an appointment, please call us to cancel.

Walk-in Policy: We take walk-ins if consultants are available. Otherwise, if a student is five minutes late to their appointment, we will take a walk-in in their place.

Computer Policy: The Writing Center contains four computers that students may use for an hour before or an hour after their sessions. A printer is also available to print work for consultants to look at. These computers are for no other purposes. If you need other computer use, please use the WAC Lab in 2947, the CTC in L112, or the lab in 1907.                         

Real students comment about the Writing Center:                         

“Tutors really encourage students with excellent tips and advice to improve our learning! Very kind too. Excellent work!”                         

“Great help. Very friendly, helpful. Encouraging.”                         

“I enjoyed this experience. It helped me hammer out my thesis statement which gave me a better idea for my paper.”                         

“The Writing Center is so great. I have learned many things. My creative thinking has increased.”                         

“Thanks for teaching me! So happy that I can learn from all of you. A great place to be. :-)”