College of Education Writing Resource

Welcome to the College of Education Writing Resource

A fresh pair of eyes is a powerful tool during the drafting process. The Writing Resource is here to support you at every stage of your writing process, from conceptualizing ideas to polishing and publishing your work. Our mission is to facilitate your individual growth as a writer and to foster a collaborative writing community. Our services are free to you throughout your experience as graduate students in the College of Education. We offer the following kinds of consultation formats:

Enrollment

Sign up for our enrollment program to meet weekly with a tutor for the first seven weeks of the semester (January 23, 2017 to March 10, 2017). Space is limited. To secure your spot, email us at the Writing Resource with three possible times and we will do our best to accommodate you. Sign-up is a first-come, first-serve basis. You may sign up for up to one 50-minute or two 25-minute enrollment(s) per week. Enrollments are available during the following days:

  • Monday-Thursday 10:00 am to 12:00 pm and 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
  • Friday 11:00 am to 12:00 and 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Please note that if you have a 50-minute per week enrollment with us, you may sign up for up to two more 25-minute sessions with us via appointment, walk-in, and/or email tutoring.

Appointments

Appointment slots are available one month in advance. This semester we will take appoitments from Monday-Thursday 2:00 pm to 7:00 pm (exception: Tuesday 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm). Use our online scheduling program to sign up for up to FOUR 25-minute sessions or TWO 50-minute sessions per week with a writing tutor. Please note that if you have a 50-minute per week enrollment with us, however, you will be able to sign up for up to one 50-minute or two 25-minute appointments per week. To schedule an appointment, visit our online schedule: http://mywco.com/writingresource.

Walk-ins

Walk-in appointments are available on a first-come, first-serve basis from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm, Monday through Friday. We will prioritize writers who do not already have an appointment for the week or an enrollment with us.

Email Tutoring Service

Our email tutoring service serves graduate students who are unable to attend and/or schedule a face-to-face consultation with our tutors. Although this service is most ideal for writers who have “further developed” drafts that could benefit from additional peer review, we welcome submissions at any and every stage. Submit a copy of your draft to our online scheduling program at http://mywco.com/writingresource.

Please follow the following steps. Go to our online scheduling program at http://mywco.com/writingresource and make an appointment. After you make the appointment, you will be prompted to upload your draft. Our email tutor will read your paper and provide you with a written response within 48 hours of your submission. You will receive an email notification once our tutor has responded to your paper. Please note that similar to our face-to-face consultations, our tutor’s feedback is intended to help facilitate revision. The amount of feedback you receive will vary depending on the readability and length of your submission. Our tutor will read and respond to as much of your draft as he or she can within the length of the appointment. Submissions may range between 5 to 10 pages. Anything over 10 pages will likely require additional, follow-up appointments in subsequent weeks.

NOTE: This is not a live-chat session. Our tutor will not be “present” to discuss your draft with you at the time of submission.

Graduate Writing Workshop

College of Education graduate students who are ready to share their work with a peer audience can join our group workshop sessions from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm each Tuesday. We will set goals, workshop one another’s work, and engage in writing activities. Sign up by emailing the writing-resource@uiowa.edu.

NOTE: You may sign up for up to four 25-minute sessions or two 50-minute sessions for a total of 100 minutes of consultation per week. These 100 minutes may occur in any combination of services: enrollment, appointment, walk-in, and/or online. For example, if you are already signed up for a 50-minute per week enrollment, you may still sign up for up to two 25-minute or one 50-minute face-to-face appointment, email tutoring, or walk-in appointment.

We have very talented and experienced staff of writers and writing teachers who are ready to work with you through your drafting processes. In cases of overbooked appointments and long waitlists, we may have to temporarily limit the number of sessions per week in order to serve as many graduate students as possible.

For additional information, please visit us at education.uiowa.edu/writing-resource and/or email us at writing-resource@uiowa.edu.

Hours of Operation

  • Monday - Thursday 10:00 am to 7:00 pm
  • Friday 11:00 am to 3:00 pm

Contact

College of Education
Writing Resource

N302E & N302F
(Graduate Commons)

writing-resource@uiowa.edu