Skip to Main Content
Midwestern University Homepage

Writing Support: Home

For students at MWU

About This Guide

This guide is a collaboration between the MWU library and Student Services to support students' scholarly writing. 

Learning specialists and librarians are here to provide instruction, guidance, education, and support through all stages of the writing process. 

Learning specialists and librarian specialize in different portions of the writing process:


Learning specialists

  • Assist you throughout the writing process
  • Help identify logical organization for your paper
  • Teach you to correct errors in spelling, punctuation and verb tenses
  • Assist you with the revising and editing process



  • Provide resources for setting up your paper in AMA or APA style
  • Teach you how to find research to support your argument or identify gaps in evidence
  • Demonstrate how to select relevant databases and refine your search strategy
  • Show you how to create in-text citations and a reference list in AMA or APA
  • Instruct you on when and how to cite


The learning specialists and librarians support your professional development and scholarship by teaching you the conventions of scientific writing and research. Please note that we do not proof-read or copy edit.

We encourage you to make an appointment to receive guidance and develop new skills. 

Downers Grove, IL Contacts

Rebecca Arriola, MSLIS
Research & Instruction Librarian
Littlejohn Hall, Library 108
E-mail -
In-Person Appointments
Virtual Appointments

Danielle Bank
Learning Specialist
Redwood Hall 102
E-mail -

Colleen Bannon, MLIS
Research & Instruction Librarian
Littlejohn Hall, Library 112B
E-mail -
In-Person Appointments
Virtual Appointments

Glendale, AZ Contacts

Barbara Nadler, MA
Research & Instruction Librarian
Sahuaro Hall, Library 107
Email -
In-Person Appointments
Virtual Appointments

Amy Woodbeck, MEd
Learning Specialist
Office - Barrel IV
Student appointments -
E-mail -


Discipline-Specific Writing

Downers Grove Campus Library (630) 515-6200
Littlejohn Hall
555 31st St. Downers Grove, IL 60515

Map and Driving Directions - IL

Glendale Campus Library (623) 572-3308
Sahuaro Hall
19555 N. 59th Ave. Glendale, AZ 85308

Map and Driving Directions - AZ