Writing Center

Group photo of writing center staff

The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) offers free, hour-long writing tutorials at the Writing Center. Tutors are available to assist all currently enrolled students with any stage of the writing process.

Students may work with tutors on the following:

  • Beginning the writing process
  • Making claims and arguments
  • Developing ideas
  • Strengthening organization
  • Improving writing style
  • Clarifying language
  • Addressing Chicago Manual of Style (CMS), American Psychological Association (APA) style, and Modern Language Association (MLA) style questions
  • Citing references
  • Correcting basic grammar, spelling, and punctuation