Visit the Writing Center this week for special activities

This is the week! Visit the LLCC Writing Center between Oct. 25-29 to help celebrate the National Day on Writing.

  • Browse the shelf of free books (various genres).
  • Help yourself to some Halloween candy.
  • Participate in an abridged storytelling contest. Share your short tale (10 words or fewer) on a display board in the Center and vote on your favorite(s). Contributors’ stories will also be shared on the Writing Center Facebook page for a chance to receive more likes. All authors will receive a Writing Center bag of goodies, and the author with the most “likes” will get a Starbucks gift certificate.

An emphasis on reflection in September

Screenshot of Padlet: Reflect. The LLCC Writing Center: A Place to Reflect. Topics include Definition; Types; Beginning; Rainer Maria Rilke, Bohemian-Austrian poet (1875-1916); Robert Frost, American poet (1874-1963); Assistance; Doing; Self-Reflecting.For the month of September, the LLCC Writing Center is emphasizing reflection as an important part of the writing process. We hope you will enjoy viewing our Padlet presentation and share it with your students.

The LLCC Writing Center promotes active engagement in the invention of ideas, drafting, revision, reflection and collaboration as core elements of the writing process and academic work. We work with students on any writing assignment for any class at any stage of the writing process. If you assign writing in the classes you teach, please let your students know that we are available for both face-to-face and virtual appointments.

If the Writing Center can do more to support you and your students with writing in your classes, we would love to collaborate with you.

Contact the Writing Center at 217-786-2341 or writing.center@llcc.edu, or check out our online resources like handouts and video tutorials.

Writing Center fall hours and services

The LLCC Writing Center is available to help students with any writing assignment for any class at any stage of the writing process. We are currently meeting with students both in person and remotely via Zoom during all of our hours. Fall hours of operation are Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Fridays, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

If you assign any type of writing in your courses, the Writing Center specialists are available to visit your classroom in person, remotely via Zoom, or via a video presentation you can link in your online courses. If there are other ways the Writing Center can support student writers in your class, please let us know.

Call us at 217-786-2341 for more information about how the Writing Center can serve you and your students.

Writing Center hours for finals week

The LLCC Writing Center will be open to serve students through finals week during the following hours:

  • Monday-Wednesday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Thursday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The Writing Center will close Thursday at 3 p.m. and reopen Monday, June 7 at 9 a.m. for the summer semester.

Writing in education

For the month of April, the LLCC Writing Center is highlighting writing in the field of education. We hope you will enjoy viewing our Padlet presentation and share it with your students.

The LLCC Writing Center helps students with any writing assignment for any class at any stage of the writing process. If you assign writing in the classes you teach, please let your students know that we are available for both face-to-face and virtual appointments. If the Writing Center can help you and your students with writing in your classes, we would love to hear from you.

Contact the Writing Center at 217-786-2341 or writing.center@llcc.edu, or check out our online resources like handouts and video tutorials.

Local LLCC winners of the 2021 Paul Simon Essay Contest announced

The LLCC Writing Center would like to thank all students who submitted essays for the Paul Simon Essay Contest along with all the faculty and staff who helped promote the contest and encouraged students to participate. We received a lot of strong submissions this year.
Please join us in congratulating the local LLCC winners of the 2021 Paul Simon Essay Contest:
  • First place: Makenzie Hereth
  • Second place: Hunter Woods
  • Third place: Jennifer Haggerty
As our first place winner, Makenize Hereth’s essay will be forwarded on to the statewide competition for the chance to win a $500 scholarship for the fall 2021 semester, and her essay will also be published in the upcoming edition of “The Lincoln Land Review.”
All of our winners will also receive prizes courtesy of the LLCC Foundation and the LLCC Bookstore.

Paul Simon Essay Contest

Submissions to the Paul Simon Essay Contest are due no later than 3 p.m. on Friday, March 19. Please remind students of the opportunity to submit an essay.

Essays should consist of 500 typed words on the topic “How My Community College Changed My Life.” Students can schedule appointments in the LLCC Writing Center to get help planning and revising their essays for the contest. The top LLCC essay submission will be forwarded on to the statewide competition for a chance to win a $500 scholarship for the fall 2021 semester. Local prizes are also awarded to first, second and third place LLCC submissions courtesy of the LLCC Foundation and the LLCC Bookstore.

See 2021 Paul Simon Student Essay Contest Flyer for more information.