Writing Resources

Two students working on a paper

Every Writer Needs a Reader

The writing demands at the Crown Family School of Social Work, Policy, and Practice are as varied as its courses, the research that shapes the academic discipline of social work, and the profession itself.

All Crown Family School writers—AM and PhD—can meet one-on-one, confidentially, with the Writing Specialist face-to-face, over Zoom in real time, or through email exchange. Any course, any project, any assignment, any application.

The service is designed to help you sharpen any particular project and expand your writing repertoire to better meet future academic and professional challenges. 

The Writing Specialist

Daniel Listoe, PhD (dlistoe@uchicago.edu)

Daniel has been working with masters and doctoral students at the Crown Family School since 2007 and is the longtime developmental editor for Advocates’ Forum. He is currently Senior Lecturer in English and the Honors College at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, where he teaches academic writing, advanced writing workshops, and courses on human rights. His scholarly writing has appeared in journals such as Law and Literature, American Literary History, and SubStance, as well as the collection, The World and Darfur: International Response to Crimes Against Humanity in Western Sudan and The Wire in the College Classroom: Pedagogical Approaches to the Humanities.

Accessing Support

Email exchanges are an efficient way to get feedback and suggestions on a draft. Most course papers can be returned within 48-72 hours.

Zoom meetings are available throughout the week and on weekends: Email to schedule a time to talk through a project or discuss feedback.

On-call hours for Summer Quarter: Mondays and Wednesdays 12:00-2:00 pm and Fridays 9:00-11:00 am.

Student writing in the library

Additional Links

APA Style

Advocates’ Forum

Avoiding Plagiarism

Email Etiquette

UChicagoGrad Writing Resources: The Writing Program and Office of Graduate Student Affairs also offer support through courses, workshops, and one-on-one consultations to teach graduate students techniques for advanced academic writing.

Writing in the Academy, Writing in the Field