Writing, Reading, and Speech Workshops

Do You Want to Improve Your Skills?

Join us at the following 45-minute workshops conducted by part-time faculty in the Learning Commons, SRC 2102. Call (630) 942-3355 for more information and to register.

Formal and Informal Language
Wednesday, April 8, 1:00 p.m.

Learn to recognize the difference and the appropriateness of each type of language which will help you with your college writing.

Patterns of Organization in Academic Writing
Thursday, April 16, 1:00 p.m.

Students review the most common organizational structures used 
for the major types of writing: expositive, descriptive, narrative, and  persuasive.

Paragraphs: Introductions & Conclusions
Wednesday, June 10, 1:00 p.m.

Learn strategies for writing effective introductions and conclusions. Learn how to recognize when improvement is needed.

Creating Effective Visual Aids
Thursday, June 18, Noon

Learn strategies for creating effective, impactful visual aids.

Writing a SAP: Financial Appeal Letter
Tuesday, June 23, 1:00 p.m.

Participants will learn how to format and what information to include in each paragraph of an effective Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) appeal letter.

Reading Textbooks
Thursday, July 9, 1:00 p.m.

        Learn strategies to help you comprehend an as much information 
        as possible from your college textbooks.

The Writing Process: Getting Finished
Tuesday, July 21, 1:00 p.m.

Bring a current essay that you wish to revise and learn specific techniques to polish your essay.

Contact Information


Learning Commons
Student Resource Center (SRC), Room 2102, (630) 942-3941

Mathematics Assistance
(630) 942-3339

Writing, Reading, and Speech Assistance
(630) 942-3355

Tutoring Services
(630) 942-3686