The CWC is the place for students, staff and even professors to pursue excellence in writing. Being able to write is an invaluable real world skill and we as CWC consultants work to help those who visit expand upon and enrich their writing.
First established in 1995 under the aegis of the English department, the CWC is now an independent unit of the Illinois College campus and growing every year. We surpassed our 10,000th consultation session in Fall 2014!
The staff is available to talk to you about your essays, research papers, short stories, resumes, poems and any writing you are working on. If it's in writing, we will help you with it! We talk to writers in any stage of the writing process; brainstorming, organization and revising. We stock a number of books designed to help writers of all kinds, including dictionaries, citation manuals (MLA, APA, Chicago style, etc.), business writing and journalism manuals, magazines of varied topics and journals and books on specific areas of study.
The staff is comprised of mostly junior and senior student consultants and as well as apprentices in the sophomore year. The staff have expertise in every division. Director Dr. Cindy Cochran, associate professor in the Department of English and Chair of Education, has expertise in rhetoric, nonfiction and academic writing. Occasionally, other faculty and staff members volunteer at the center.
Try out the helpful writing links and check out our journal, ICWrites
. ICWrites is an occasional scholarly journal and is accepting submissions that will go into its second volume. Students interested in an internship should see the Internship Coordinator in Career Services.