Writing Center

The IUN Writing Center remains OPEN for online tutoring in spite of the reduced campus activity due to COVID-19.  We are available for online sessions through Zoom and Google Docs during our regular weekly hours (Monday through Thursday, 10 AM to 6 PM; Friday 10 AM to 4 PM).  For information on how these sessions work, click on the ONLINE TUTORING SESSIONS tab in the left margin here.  Depending on the campus health situation, we may eventually offer drop-in hours at the Writing Center (418 Hawthorn) or in the IUN Library.  Please check the Daily Redhawk for additional hours.

To set up an online appointment now, please contact us at iunwc@iun.edu.  The Writing Center is a free service offered to all students and faculty in their coursework.

STUDENTS: The consultants at the Writing Center have experience in a variety of disciplines.  While we don't simply do final proofreading, tutors are able to assist students with all facets of the writing process, including:

  • Generating and expanding on ideas
  • Organizing information so that it is logical and easy to understand
  • Creating well-developed paragraphs that support the essay’s central point
  • Writing sentences that are both interesting and structurally sound
  • Editing for grammar and mechanics
  • Assisting in integration and documentation of source materials
  • Developing professional documents like cover letters, resumes, and graduate school materials

Please schedule your appointment at least one day in advance.  During the busiest weeks of the semester (the weeks around midterms and the weeks going into finals), we encourage students to schedule appointments a week in advance because we can become extremely busy with increased demand as project become due.

If coming to the Writing Center is a requirement for one of your classes, perhaps talk to your instructor before meeting with the tutor.  Prepare for your session by identifying at least three areas of your paper that require specific work (ex: definition of thesis, supporting evidence, weak analysis, focus within the overall argument, etc.).  Please be on time for your online session. In order for us to email your professor about your session, you must be present for a full thirty-minute session.  If you are late or have to leave early, the appointment will not count for your requirement, and you may have to reschedule.

More information on our services for students is available at:

Writing Center for Students


FACULTY are also welcome to utilize the Writing Center for their classrooms.  We invite you to include a link to the IUN Writing Center's website or to the above video on services that we offer to students on your course's Canvas site.  Tutors can visit your course in person or through Zoom to introduce the Center's services.  Instructors can assign Writing Center sessions for all students in a course in work on a particular assignment.  With prior scheduling, tutors can also visit classrooms to assist in the development of particular assignments through groupwork.  Faculty are also invited to encourage students to visit the Writing Center through the Student Engagement Roster process.  More information on our services for faculty is available at:

Writing Center for Faculty

Please note that no one will be answering the phone in the Writing Center, so you need to contact us via email at iunwc@iun.edu. We look forward to working with you! Take care!








Writing Center Director:  

Garin Cycholl

Lauren Frick

(Head Consultant)

Ronald Lee

Danielle Hill

Bradley Pavey






Mailing Address

IU Northwest
Writing Center
Hawthorn Hall, Room 418
3400 Broadway
Gary, IN 46408