Advice for beginning writers

Why take a Writing Program course at NU? 

The Writing Place

A collection of online writing resources: advice and materials shared by various NU faculty

  • Get help with grammar and punctuation
  • Learn how to avoid plagiarism and document sources responsibly
  • Get advice for writing in different disciplines: science writing, social science writing, global health, etc.
  • Learn how to write in specific genres, such as grants and proposals
  • Faculty: see your colleagues' sample lessons and approaches to grading
Writing resources for graduate students including the Graduate Writing Place

In partnership with the Graduate School and the Writing Program, the Graduate Writing Place provides a variety of programs and services for graduate students. These include:

  • One-on-one writing consultations on both the Evanston and Chicago campuses
  • Cross-disciplinary writing workshops
  • Dissertation boot camps
  • Interdisciplinary writing groups

For more information about these services, please visit the Writing Place website.

Writing resources from the University Library

Other popular online writing sites, including the Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL)

Support for second-language speakers
Career Services 

For help with resumes, cover letters, applications. 

Counseling services 

Writer's block? Stress?

For the challenge of teaching writing
Do you need a good book on grammar or writing?
  • Check with Penny Hirsch, associate director, to see if the WP has any available.