Welcome to the Writing Resource Center

“In reading this, then, you will be able to understand my insight into the mystery of Christ” – Ephesians 3:4

About WRC
WRC Drop-in Hours
Peer Tutoring
Writing Workshops

Writing Support

The Writing and Resource Center supports CTU students during their studies and as they prepare for graduation and future ministries.​​

Current CTU Students can access additional resources on the Writing and Resource Center D2L site. Writing and Resource Center services range from peer tutoring, monthly workshops, to one-on-one appointments and drop-in hours.

Any questions can be directed to Writing and Resource Center Director Zaynab Shahar at zshahar@ctu.edu.

Zaynab Shahar

Zaynab Shahar is the Writing and Resource Center Director. An academic and multi-genre writer, they received a B.A in Jewish Studies & Creative Writing from Hampshire College and a M.A in Religious Studies from Chicago Theological Seminary. At present, Zaynab is working to complete a doctorate in Comparative Religion at Chicago Theological Seminary; specializing in Jewish law, Islamic law, and philosophy of religion.

Room 336

During drop-in hours, students can ask questions about the peer tutoring process, receive help related to specific writing assignments, and gain clarification about any aspect of the writing process. Students can come to the WRC office on CTU’s campus (room 336) or drop-in virtually by emailing the WRC Director. Drop-in hours are subject to change at the start of each semester in order to serve as many students as possible.

Request Form

Peer tutoring is available for students who want to strengthen their writing skills through consistent support during the academic semester. Students interested in peer tutoring should fill out the Student Peer Tutoring Request Form. Once the Student Peer Tutoring Request Form has been completed, the WRC director will send a joint email introducing the student to their peer tutor. Students and peer tutors are matched based on similar weekly availability. The cost of peer tutoring is a nominal fee, billed directly to the student’s CTU account. If the fee for peer tutoring is cost prohibitive, please reach out to the WRC Director to make alternative financial arrangements.

Hybrid Workshops

Writing Workshops are skill-building workshops where students learn specific techniques, tricks, and tips related to academic writing. Participants will leave Writing Workshops with academic writing skills that can be utilized for various writing assignments throughout their time at CTU. Writing Workshop topics cover how to write critical response papers, how to write final papers, study strategies for final exams, etc. Writing Workshops take place monthly during the fall and spring semesters. Registration information for Writing Workshops can be found in News, Notes, and Reminders. All workshops are hybrid unless otherwise stated.