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Writing & Communications

Writing and speaking well are among the most crucial workforce competencies sought by today’s employers. Take advantage of these opportunities to improve and better organize your writing, speaking abilities and thought processes.

Forensics Team

Forensics is an activity open to students of all ages, backgrounds and abilities who wish to thrive and succeed at public speaking by improving communication skills, expanding their worldview and developing greater empathy. Students often become active leaders in their own communities by participating in forensics, having achieved more confidence than previously imagined. To join the team, contact the forensics advisor at 847-214-7275, or via email at

The Write Place

Make your writing stronger before it is submitted for grading. The Write Place can help you with basic skills in English and other fundamentals.  More»

Writers Center

The Writers Center promotes and coordinates a variety of activities for area writers in all stages of development who wish to share their work in an atmosphere of constructive, respectful criticism. Visit writers center»

Illinois Skyway Collegiate Conference Writing Competition

A day-long literary festival highlights this creative writing competition. Students who submit winning entries in poetry, short fiction, non-fiction and drama are honored at the end of festival activities which include a book fair, readings and workshops.

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