Undergraduate Write-Ins

Come join UChicago’s Undergraduate Write-in!

Friday, December 2, 11:00am – 3:00pm

Arley D. Cathey North Reading Room (3rd Floor, Harper Memorial Library)


As a lead-up to Finals Week, the Writing Program is hosting a write-in for students across the College. Write-ins help alleviate the isolation of writing alone, foster a campus writing community, and signal solidarity among students who are working consciously to develop their writing and revision processes. 

Our Autumn quarter Undergraduate Write-in will be on Friday, December 2nd from 11:00am-3:00pm and writers are welcome to come for some or all of the time!  

The write-in will have quiet and communal spaces, coffee and tea, and additional writing support in the form of Writing Tutors, refresher workshops on close reading and claims, a workshop to help combat writer’s block as well as brainstorming and peer feedback groups. 

 Things you can do at the Write-In:

    • Hold space for yourself to be creative!

    • Explore some tensions in the text!

    • Focus on small, specific tasks (create an outline, reverse outline, 45-minute free-write, analyze a paragraph’s argument, create or revise your introduction, etc.)!

    • Return to a text to do some close-reading and analysis!

    • Seek feedback on a rough draft from a peer or meet with a Writing Tutor!

    • Revise based on feedback you’ve received from a Writing Specialist, Writing Tutor, or Instructor!

    • Get guidance on how to overcome writer’s block (a.k.a the “Wall of Awful”)

    • Drop-in to a refresher on claims or close reading!

Work with a Writing Tutor during the Write-In!

College Core Writing Tutors will also be available to work with students who are crafting Core papers. Core Writing Tutors will be available by appointment from 12-4pm and students can sign up for an appointment up to a week in advance by clicking this link. In addition to appointment-based and drop-in tutoring sessions over Zoom, Writing Tutors will also be available to work with students in-person on a drop-in basis from 1:00-3:00pm in Cubicles 1 and 2.


Additional Writing Support available during the Write-In

Please note that all Undergraduate Write-In events are only open to undergraduate students at the University of Chicago.

Questions? Please contact us at writing-program@uchicago.edu.