Centers for Academic Success and Achievement

Welcome to the Writing Center

The Writing Center opens for the Spring 2017 semester on January 17, 2017!

We have moved into our new home in the Learning Commons on the second floor of Helmke Library! Please watch our blog for more information and photos of our new space! Our new home means expanded appointment availability, so please check TutorTrac for open appointments. You can also check with the CASA Student Receptionist at the Learning Commons Desk to see if a consultant is free for a walk-in consultation.

Students can submit online consultation requests online 24/7. For more information, please visit our Online Consultation page.

The Draft

The Draft, our WriteIPFW WordPress blog, is live! Check it out for awesome tips, tricks, staff bios, features, and events. Go to writeipfw.wordpress.com!

Mission

The mission of the IPFW Writing Center is to help writers learn to use language more effectively, produce clear writing appropriate to their purposes and audiences, and develop positive attitudes about writing and about themselves as writers.

Policies

Because we have a limited number of staff and we serve all students taking classes on IPFW's campus, we must enforce several policies:

  • Students may schedule one appointment per day, per class
  • If a student schedules more than one appointment per day for the same class, the first appointment of the day will be kept and all following Writing Center appointments (for that class) will be canceled.
  • Students may schedule up to three appointments per 6-day period, per class.
  • Due to appointment time constraints, we ask that students not plan to have more than 8-10 pages of text consulted on in a single appointment. If the paper is more than 10 pages long, please be prepared to provide a 10-page range of text to focus on during the appointment.
  • Graduate students must meet with graduate student consultants or undergraduate student consultants that have been approved for graduate work.
  • We do not provide transcription or dictation services

Student Resources

Faculty & Staff Resources

Contact Us

Location: Helmke Library Learning Commons (2nd floor)
Phone: 260-481-5740
Email: writingcenter@ipfw.edu

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