Who can use the Writing Resource and for what?

All Graduate Students in the College of Education can use the Writing Resource!
Come to the Writing Resource at any stage of the drafting process, even if you don’t have words on the page yet! We commonly work on:

  • Abstracts
  • Annotated Bibliographies
  • Brainstorming/Generating Ideas
  • Conference proposals, papers, and posters
  • Course assignments
  • Cover letters
  • CVs
  • Dissertation Proposals
  • Dissertation Chapters
  • Journal manuscripts
  • Multimodal documents
  • Power Point slides
  • Professional statements
  • Presentations (support for spoken language)
  • Quoting, paraphrasing, and summarizing
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Teaching materials

What should I do if I need to cancel?
If you need to cancel an appointment, please do so at least six hours before your scheduled appointment time. If you do not arrive at a scheduled appointment, you will be marked as a “no show.” Three no-shows will block you from the scheduling system.

Why won’t the system allow me to cancel my appointment?
The system will not allow writers to cancel appointments within six hours of the meeting time. If you must cancel an appointment within that time period, please email writing-resource@uiowa.edu  to inform your tutor.

Is the writing center open during finals?
The Writing Resource is closed during finals week