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Student Resources

Welcome to our student resources page!

NLU's Office of Learning Support is dedicated to providing resources for students to be successful in their courses. We have compiled some helpful guides for you to access during your time at NLU, and beyond. Please click on the links provided to access the materials. Email us at with any suggestions, edits, or content you would like to see in the future.

Student Success Resources

Time Management Guide

This guide will help you develop strategies for managing your time. First, take the self-assessment to learn more about your time management habits. Then try to identify your own time management style. With that information, you'll be able to use the resources provided to find the best way to manage your time!

APA Style Guide

Having trouble with APA in your course(s)? Do you question why you're required to use APA? This guide will help you understand why APA is the golden standard of academic research. You'll also learn the fundamentals of APA citation and gain the skills necessary to submit a perfectly formatted paper.

Check out this short video to assist you with APA citations: 

Integrating Sources

This help guide covers the incorporation of quoted material into your own writing. This is an important skill to learn for academic papers.

Writing Process Guide

Formatting a paper in APA style is only half of the battle in essay writing. You also need to write content that is engaging and well-developed. Here you will learn the aspects of college-level writing and how to write a paper that will impress your professors. You'll also learn how to write an effective research paper, whether it's a short essay or a doctoral dissertation. You will learn how to evaluate your sources and how to properly integrate them in your paper. Also outlined in this guide are the steps to writing an effective paper, from start to finish.

Check out this short video to help you with Academic Writing:

Discussion Board Posts

Discussion board posts can be one of the most challenging components of an online course.  This guide provides you a review of the expectations of a discussion post and how to meet them.  

Structure Workshops:

The Structure Workshops cover the different elements of essay, paragraph, and sentence structure for your writing assignments. Proper structure in these areas will help you to organize the information in your essays and to avoid incomplete or wordy ideas. 

Sentence Structure Workshop

Paragraph Structure Workshop

Essay Structure Workshop


    NLU’s Chicago campus on South Michigan Avenue occupies five floors of the historic Peoples Gas Building. This landmark building, across the street from the Art Institute of Chicago and Grant Park, is easily accessible by train, bus and car and is surrounded by restaurants, parking lots/garages and shops.

    122 S. Michigan Avenue
    Chicago, IL 60603
    (888) 658.8632
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    Conveniently located in a fast-growing business district off I-90 and Route 31, NLU Elgin features 10 classrooms with high-tech media equipment; a computer lab with high-speed Internet access; two conference rooms; and comfortable student lounges. Parking is free at this recently remodeled and upgraded teaching site, which now includes wireless Internet access.

    620 Tollgate Road
    Elgin, IL 60123
    (888) 658.8632
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    Opened in the summer of 2006, NLU North Shore at Skokie is a state-of-the-art modern campus located just off the Edens Expressway near the Old Orchard Shopping Center. The campus includes 44 wireless classrooms equipped with high-tech media equipment; four computer labs with high-speed Internet access, including a walk-in lab in the library; six conference rooms; a public café for beverages and snacks; a student welcome center; a library for research and study; and multiple, comfortable student lounge areas.

    5202 Old Orchard Road
    Skokie, IL 60077
    (888) 658.8632
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    Located just minutes from the East-West Tollway (I-88), NLU Lisle features 42 wireless classrooms equipped with high-tech media equipment; four computer labs with high-speed Internet access, including a separate walk-in lab in the library; a café for beverages and snacks; a student welcome center; a library for research and study; conference rooms; and six comfortable student lounge areas with wireless access.

    850 Warrenville Road
    Lisle, IL 60532
    (888) 658.8632
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    Located in one of Chicago's major northwest suburbs, the newly renovated NLU Wheeling includes 20 classrooms with high-tech media equipment, four conference rooms, four computer labs with high-speed Internet access, large student lounge areas with wireless capabilities and interactive video capabilities, and an extensive research library. The site also houses the university library research collection.

    1000 Capitol Drive
    Wheeling, IL 60090
    (888) 658.8632
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    Established in 1988 and located in one of Tampa's major business districts, NLU's Florida Regional Center serves students in 13 counties in central Florida. In addition to its classrooms, the National Louis University Tampa Regional Center features a computer lab, student lounges, and conference room.

    5110 Sunforest Drive, Suite 102
    Tampa, FL 33634
    (800) 366.6581
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