ESL Writing Specialist

The ELI is collaborating with programs across the UChicago campus to provide one-on-one writing support to international students
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The ESL Writing Specialist can:

  • Discuss the specifications of an upcoming writing assignment  
  • Assist in selecting the appropriate wording/phrasing
  • Indicate grammar and punctuation errors
  • Provide tips on producing greater sentence variety
  • Identify instances of ambiguity
  • Comment on an essay’s organization and information flow
  • Provide tips on including North American stylistic features to an essay
  • Help evaluate and integrate sources / cited literature
  • Discuss voice, formality, and tone of an essay
  • Provide self-editing tips and direct students to helpful writing resources

NOTE: The ESL Writing Specialist is not permitted to edit student work directly.