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The Writing Center, located in D-201 (Learning Commons), is here to help IVCC students in any class through all stages of the writing process. We also offer help and resources for faculty.

Finals Week Schedule

The Writing Center has a limited schedule for walk-ins only during finals week. Please stop by our desk to see the hours. We close for the semester at 3 PM on Thursday, May 9.

Upcoming Summer Schedules

NOTE: IVCC is closed on Fridays June 14-August 2.

Summer A: May 20-June 11

Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday 10-2

Summer B: June 12-August 7

  • Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday 9-3
  • Tuesday 9-6

Ottawa Center Summer Schedule

  • Monday and Wednesday 8-10:30
  • Tuesday and Thursday 12-2

Make an Appointment

For traditional tutoring:

  • In person in room D-201
  • By phone at 815.224.0637
  • Use the online form. (Please allow two business days for appointments to be scheduled using the form.)
  • To make an appointment at the Ottawa Center, call 815.224.0800 or stop by the front desk.

Appointments are preferred, but walk-ins are welcome when tutors are available.

Looking for a place to write? Sit in our dedicated computer bank, knows as the Writers’ Workshop, where tutors circulate periodically and are available to answer quick questions.

All Tutoring Services

The IVCC Writing Center offers several ways for students to get writing help, including an Online Writing Center for online students, virtual conferences, and phone consultations for off-campus tutoring. Learn more about our tutoring services here!

Certification

The IVCC Writing Center’s tutor training program is certified by the College Reading and Learning Association as a Level One International Tutor Training Program. We are proud to include seven certified tutors on our staff, along with two professional tutors with decades of teaching and tutoring experience! Learn more about the IVCC Writing Center Tutor Training Program.

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Richard Publow Memorial Awards in Writing

Visit the Richard Publow Memorial Awards in Writing page to learn about the contest and submit your essay.

Feedback Form

We encourage students and faculty to provide feedback about tutors, tutoring sessions, or services by filling out this confidential feedback form.

Score BIG

Score BIG is a Blackboard game designed to help students discover the free learning support resources at IVCC, in order to increase student retention and success. Students may compete individually for prizes, or classes may compete for a class prize.

Are you new to Score BIG? Visit the Score BIG libguide to sign up and learn more!

Visitors to the Writing Center can earn points in Score BIG! Simply visit the Score BIG Blackboard and click on “Dig Deeper” to complete the activities for points–no special passwords required!