The Writing Center of the Writing University.

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  • The Writing Center is a place where anyone in University of Iowa community can get help with writing. We assist with all kinds of kinds of writing projects, including multimedia projects, at any stages of development in all disciplines. Our job is to help you become a better writer, reader and critical thinker.

    What can we do for you?

     

Services

Make An Appointment

Appointments begin August 25th

Get help with any kind of writing, from course papers, to creative pieces or multimedia projects. Schedule available one week in advance.

Online feedback

Closed until August 25th.

Upload your work to our online system and get feedback by email. Allow at least two business days for a response from an instructor. Submissions must be 15 pages or less.

Weekly Meetings

Monday - Thursday, 9:30-3:30 from Aug 25th

Find out more about enrolling for a regular weekly session with one of our staff. Students in this program must commit to a weekly meeting for the entire semester.

  • The Writing Center is hosted by the Department of Rhetoric and located in 110 EBP. Services are free and available to all students, faculty and staff. We also advise instructors who are teaching writing and creating assignments.

Resources

Writing Resources

Writing resources for students and instructors, from how to write or teach great thesis statements to help for ESL learners.

Graduate Student Programs

Find out about our dissertation writing summer camp, Write-In and Write ON programs, or how you can train to work as a tutor at the Writing Center

Writing Fellows

Information about our very popular Fellows program. Find out about how to become an undergraduate peer tutor, or get a writing fellow assigned to your class.

  • About Us

    The University of Iowa Writing Center was started by Carrie Stanley in 1934, making it one of the first writing centers in the United States.  The Center has a long-standing tradition of one-to-one instruction in rhetorical and communication skills. An understanding of how discourse, whether of writing, speaking, reading, or listening, is both purpose and audience-driven has been a hallmark of the Writing Center and its host department, Rhetoric. We are located in room 110 of the English-Philosophy Building, by the Iowa River. Find out more about our staff and our history here.

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