The Learning Center/Writing Studio provides a variety of academic resources and services to help students develop educational strategies and skills that will assist them on their path to graduation.
Located on the Chicago campus in L-110 of the Warde Academic Center, the Learning Center/Writing Studio offers the following services free of charge to currently enrolled SXU students:
- Peer Academic Tutoring
- Writing Studio
- Supplemental Instruction
- Learning Assistants
Peer Academic Tutoring
The Learning Center/Writing Studio has tutors for over 50 courses at SXU. Students meet with tutors to check their understanding of course content, review difficult material, prepare for exams and quizzes, and hone study skills relevant to the course. SXU tutors have all taken the courses that they tutor at SXU and have performed well in those courses, ensuring that they provide accurate information to students on what/how to study for the course at hand.
To see a list of courses that have tutors, visit WCOnline. Students can request a tutor if the course they need assistance with does not currently have one or if the current tutor's availabilities conflict with their own.
All students are welcome to visit the Writing Studio for assistance and feedback on written assignments. Trained writing consultants frequently help students with grammar, development, organization, research, formatting, and a host of other writing-related topics. Students are welcome to bring in any genre of writing (research, creative pieces, analysis, argumentative essays) at any stage in the writing process. Consultants welcome and are trained to work with all students, including English language learners, graduate students, adult learners, and traditional undergraduate students.
To make an appointment with a writing consultant, visit WCOnline to see all of the available times.
Supplemental Instruction (SI)
The Supplemental Instruction (SI) program provides peer-facilitated study sessions for SXU's most difficult courses. In SI students compare notes, discuss readings, develop organizational tools, and predict test items. Students learn how to integrate course content with study skills, led by two students who performed exceptionally well in the class in the past, and who were nominated by the instructor of the course. SI sessions are open to all students enrolled in courses with SI available. Sessions are typically 50-minutes and are offered twice weekly in classrooms around campus. There's no need to sign up, students simply attend as many or as few sessions throughout the semester as they'd like. If SI is available for a course, a Learning Center representative will visit the class during the first two weeks to provide the locations and times of the SI sessions.
Learning Assistants (LA)
A learning assistant works alongside the course instructor during specific allotted times and offers academic support and assistance to students in a targeted class. The course instructor is present and works alongside the LA during class or at specific times and are a requirement of the course. To find out if your class has an LA, or if you'd like to become one, please contact the Learning Center.
Additional resources available at the Learning Center/Writing Studio:
- Computers and printers
- Reference materials such as MLA and APA style guide