The Writing Center of the Writing University.

  • The Writing Center assists with all kinds of writing projects, including multimedia projects, at any stage of development. Our services are free and available to anyone in the University of Iowa community. Our job is to help you become a better writer, reader and critical thinker.


    Registration now open for the Summer Dissertation Writing Camp! June 1st-12th, 9:00 am - 1:00 pm.


Make An Appointment

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

Reserve a regular weekly session with one of our staff. Register now for the 8-week summer session, June 15th to August 7th, 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

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. Get answers to some frequently asked questions, and find out more about our staff and our history.