Monday, September 20, 2010

ILP workshops begin this weekend

On September 25th at all Suburban Campuses, the Writing Center will be hosting a workshop for any SNL student interested in brainstorming, developing, proposing, or writing an Independent Learning Pursuit.

If you:
  • want to do an ILP but do not know where to begin;
  • have begun your ILP but want some guidance as you work through the process;
  • have a draft of an ILP that you would like to workshop;
  • want to develop a proposal and schedule for completing your ILP;

this workshop is the place for you! The workshops will take place at the Naperville, Oak Forest, and O'Hare campuses following the regularly scheduled Suburban Campus Writing Groups. To reserve your spot, contact Tom McNamara.

Friday, September 3, 2010

Writing Tools for Back-to-School Time

Write or Die by Dr. Wicked ( If you have a hard time getting started writing or tend to get stuck, try this fun tool to get words flowing. Cost: Free.

Freedom ( Use this handy tool to block your internet access for a set period of time if every time you start on a writing project, you find yourself checking your e-mail, CNN,, your e-mail, Facebook, and so on. Cost; $10.

The Citation Machine ( and KnightCite are both applications that will help you create correct citations in a variety of citation styles. Cost: Free.

Endnote is software that will help you with citations and allows you to build a searchable database of sources for big research projects. DePaul has a site license for Endnote, which means you can download it for free through Campus Connect. To learn more, see Cost: Free to DePaul students.