"It’s very different when you study in the library or at home. When you come to the library, you know you should be quiet. When you go home, you can do whatever you want. When you go to HELP, you know you need to focus on your essay." –Avery, ESL 420
"I think they never ask me to delete something. They want me to add something or try another way and then decide if I want to delete or keep it. They are not like teachers tell you must do something, they just give you some advice."
"I want to say HELP is free. The atmosphere is very free. You will not feel anxious when you make some mistakes." –Max, ESL 450
"You helped me figure out my problems. I trust you." –Danni, ESL 440
"Maybe because all HELPers have already graduated from ESL program which we are taking right now. They have experienced what we are experiencing.So I believe them." –Una, ESL 450
"The first thing that I learned is that writing outline can help me to organize my ideas. The second is how to combine ideas, because sometimes I used two paragraphs to describe one point. It made readers confused and the structure of the essay was not clear. The third one is using active/passive voice to avoid repeating." –Cherry, ESL 440
"I think before I came to the club, if you gave me a topic, I could just write ten sentences, just sentences, not a paragraph. Now I can write a perfect paragraph. I think that’s a change."
"Students need to know that they can enjoy writing. Because if you only write a paragraph or an essay as your work, you just write for teachers to get a grade. I think that’s terrible. But if you enjoy writing an essay, share your idea with people and make them interested in these ideas, I think that’s better than just work." –Victor, ESL 420