The Writing Center of the Writing University.

  • The Writing Center is a place where anyone in University of Iowa community can get help with writing. We assist with all kinds of writing projects, including multimedia projects, at any stage 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?


Make An Appointment

Writing Center appointments begin the first day of the semester, on January 20th.

30 minute appointments up to twice a week. Suggestions and feedback on all kinds of writing, from course papers to creative pieces and multimedia projects.

Online feedback

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

Registration for Spring 2015 weekly meetings is now open. Meetings begin Jan 20th.

Find out more about enrolling for a regular weekly session with one of our staff. Monday-Thursday, 9:30-3:30.

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


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

Registration now open for the Spring 2015 Write On program. 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.