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IU Northwest Writing Center works to make stronger writers

Free tutoring and workshops available to help students succeed

Wednesday Sep 11, 2013

Indiana University Northwest’s Writing Center is dedicated to building stronger writers.  Located in Hawthorne Hall (room 418) six to eight tutors from diverse majors are available to assist students with problems such as organization, sentence structure and technique. Students can make an appointment or walk-in and sit down with tutors to discuss specific issues with their papers.

Tutors will not write or edit papers for students. Rather, they will help students understand why a sentence is incorrect, how to formulate a thesis, and learn how to read analytically to discover the main idea of an article or novel. Students should come to the writing center with an idea or rough draft of their assignment to help tutors decide the best course of action. 

The addition of a new flat screen television will allow the center to host small group workshops that focus on specific problems such as mechanics, grammar and documentation.  These seminars will be structured to enhance and support what is taught in the classroom. 

“Nobody is born a great writer” said Director Lou Ann Karable, “Practicing and working on composition will help students become better writers.”

Students are advised to have a basic understanding of computers and Microsoft Word.  For technical assistance, students should contact the Support Center located in Hawthorn Hall, room 108.

The Writing Center is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Monday and Thursday; from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Tuesday and Wednesday; and from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday.

To reach the Writing Center, call (219) 980-6502.

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