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Writing Center

Writing Center

Welcome

Writing Center

In many subjects, writing is the most important medium by which a student will be expected to display his/her understanding of course materials. The Writing Center at IU Northwest is a free service that provides students with the opportunity to receive individualized advice and guidance, during the composition of papers for a variety of classes. The consultants at the Writing Center have experience in a variety of disciplines and are able to assist students with all facets of the writing process including:

  • Generating and expanding on ideas
  • Anticipating and addressing objections to those ideas
  • Organizing information so that it is logical and easy to understand
  • Correcting grammar

Consultants are also available to make presentations to classes about services offered by the Writing Center.

It is very important that students bring materials to each session that are pertinent to the content of their papers.  Walk-ins are welcome. though we recommend making an appointment to ensure a consultant will be available to help you.

The Writing Center is closed on Saturdays and Sundays, the first week of the semester, and finals week.

It is very important that students bring materials to each session that are pertinent to the content of their papers. One of the most common errors a student makes is misunderstanding the nature of the assignment, which can result in problems with tone and, especially, content. Therefore, the most important thing to bring to a Writing Center session is a description of the assignment as given by the instructor. Often, such instructions are part of the class syllabus. Other sources may include class notes, textbooks, or handouts.

Walk-ins are welcome; however, we recommend making an appointment to ensure a consultant will be available to help you.


Writing Center Internship

Students may want to take advantage of the opportunity for hands-on experience as they develop their writing skills on the job through Internship programs arranged by Dr. Anne Balay, Assistant Professor of English.

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Mailing Address:

Writing Center
IU Northwest
3400 Broadway , Room 418
Gary,Indiana 46408

Phone Number:

(219) 980-6502

Email Address:

lkarabel@iun.edu

Fall and Spring Hours

Monday      
9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Tuesday         
9:00 am to 7:00 pm

Wednesday     
9:00 am to 7:00 pm

Thursday           
9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Friday  
11:00 am to 4:00 pm

Summer Hours

Monday     
10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Tuesday     
10:00 am to 5:00 pm

Wednesday              
11:00 am to 5:00 pm

Thursday   
10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Friday          
11:00 am to 4:00 pm