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.

Our summer schedule is limited to 20 hours per week between June 5 to July 28, 2017. Summer hours of operation are as follows:

  • Mo 10 am - 3 pm (5 hrs)
  • Tu 11 am - 3 pm (4hrs)
  • We 10 am - 12 pm (2 hrs)
  • Th 10 am - 3 pm (5 hrs)
  • Fr 11 am - 3 pm (4 hrs)

Due to our limited summer hours, we will offer only appointments and email tutoring services.

Appointments

Appointment slots are available one month in advance. 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. To schedule an appointment, visit our online schedule: http://mywco.com/writingresource.

Email tutoring

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.

NOTE: Due to our limited hours for the summer session, priority is usually given to face-to-face consultation. If you wish to use the email tutoring service, please email our tutor at writing-resource@uiowa.edu a week ahead of time so that she may allocate some hours to email tutoring on our online scheduler.

Contact

College of Education
Writing Resource

N302E & N302F
(Graduate Commons)

writing-resource@uiowa.edu