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University Center for Writing Based Learning

The University Center for Writing-based Learning (UCWbL) works with all members of the DePaul University community to support writers and to promote the use of writing in teaching and learning through five major initiatives:

The Writing Center

Peer writing tutors offers DePaul students, staff, faculty, and alumni individualized and small group writing feedback on any type of writing at any stage of the writing process. Tutors provide feedback face-to-face on the Lincoln Park and Loop campuses, through written feedback via email, and real time online through IM and webcam. The Writing Center also facilitates Writing Groups at the Loop, Lincoln Park, and Suburban Campuses.

The Writing Fellows Program

The Writing Fellows Program links undergraduate peer writing tutors with writing-intensive courses across the curriculum -- from physics to journalism, religious studies to computer science. Writing Fellows work with the same set of writers from a particular course for an entire quarter, responding to two of their papers through written comments on drafts and in individual conferences.


The UCWbL offers both in-class and in-house interactive writing workshops on topics ranging from grammar and usage to thesis development to ePortfolios.

The Collaborative for Multilingual Writing and Research (CMWR)

The CMWR is open to all members of DePaul’s community interested in multilingual and cross-cultural interactions. To support English Language Learners specifically, the CMWR hosts a range of enterprises such as conversation opportunities, workshops, and publications.

Faculty Development

The UCWbL provides a range of support to DePaul instructors who teach with writing and who are working on their own writing projects.

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