Welcome to the Writing Center  

    The Writing Center at Illinois Wesleyan University welcomes all IWU students who would like help with their writing. We are open afternoons and evenings during the school year. We're conveniently located on the first floor of Buck Memorial Library.

    Our tutors are all students at Wesleyan, and come from a variety of majors. In many cases they've taken the same courses in which their clients are enrolled, and have tackled similar writing assignments. They've taken the time to complete a non-credit, semester-long course in tutoring.

    Our philosophy is simple: we help student writers help themselves by acting as sympathetic readers, by asking questions, by helping students evaluate their ideas, argument, content, and style, by teaching writers invention, argumentation, drafting, and copyediting strategies they can use on their own. We help students with all the stages of the writing process, from those first rough ideas through prewriting, collecting supporting material, drafting, and final editing and proofreading. We believe that good writing takes work and benefits from several revisions and re-inventions.

APPOINTMENTS:

Best: call x3810 or stop by Buck 102 during our regular hours (see below).  Requests made through voicemail or email won't be processed overnight or between Friday and Sunday afternoons.

Papers 5 pages or less:  30 minute tutorial
Papers 5-10 pages:  60 minute tutorial
Papers 10-15 pages: 90 minute tutorial
Papers over 15 pages: 2 hour tutorial
All papers are read during the tutorial
If you're working on a long senior sem paper, establish a relationship with a tutor early in the process.

Priority is given to appointments, but walk-ins are welcome.

2013-14 Opening & Closing Dates

Wed., Sept. 4, 1:00 pm Open for the 2012-13 year
   
Thur., Oct. 17, 5:00 pm Close for Fall Break Day
Sun., Oct. 20, 7:00pm Re-open
Mon., Nov. 25, 10:00 pm Close for Thanksgiving Break
Mon., Dec. 2, 1:00pm Re-open
Thur., Dec. 12, 5:00pm Close for end of Winter Break
Wed.,Jan. 15, 1:00 pm Re-opening for Spring Semester
Thur.,Mar. 6, 5:00 pm Close for Spring Break
Mon., Mar. 17, 1:00 pm Re-opening after Spring Break
Sun., Apr. 20 (Easter) Close 1:00-5:00 ; re-open 7:00 p.m.
Mon., April 28, 5:00 pm

May Term: Closed
Close for Spring Semester


CRLA tutor program certified

 

Contact Us At:

Writing Center
Bloomington, IL 61702
(309) 556-3810
writcent@iwu.edu

Hours:
Sunday-Thursday 1:00-5:00 & 7:00-10:00pm
Friday 1:00-4:00pm
Saturday Closed

Writing Center Director:
Dr. Joel Haefner
jhaefner@iwu.edu

Writing Center Policies

Writing Center Frequently Asked Questions


CRLA tutor program certified

 

Contact Us At:

Writing Center
Bloomington, IL 61702
(309) 556-3810
writcent@iwu.edu

Hours:
Sunday-Thursday 1:00-5:00 & 7:00-10:00pm
Friday 1:00-4:00pm
Saturday Closed

Writing Center Director:
Dr. Joel Haefner
jhaefner@iwu.edu

Writing Center Policies

Writing Center Frequently Asked Questions