The IAU Writing Center provides support for students working on course papers and independent writing projects. The center can help at any stage of the writing process, from brainstorming to final polishing.
Students do 2-3 drafts of an assignment, meeting in person or via email with the writing center coordinator as they send versions of the paper back and forth until a final draft is ready.
How to Make Contact
The IAU Writing Center is available via email! In person meetings are by appointment only. If you'd like to contact the IAU Writing Center, right-click here to copy the email address. A staff member can assist with comments or tracked changes and communicate with students via email. Please allow for a 24-48 hour response time.
The Writing Center office hours vary each semester and are subject to change without prior notice. The Writing Center office hours below are for Summer Session 1, 2023, from May 1st 2023 to June 25th, 2023.
Email Availability Hours:
Mondays: from 9:00 am to 2:45 pm
Tuesdays and Wednesdays: 8:45 am to 2:45 pm
Fridays: 9:00 am to 2:45 pm
In-Person Availability Hours:
Thursdays: from 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm in the IAU Writing Center
(Please make an appointment by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.)
If you're submitting a paper for revision, please be sure to do so at least three days before its due date, but definitely no later than Wednesday morning to allow ample time for our coordinator to reply.
Sign-in Sheet Policy
When visiting the Writing Center, be sure to sign your name on the sign-in sheet and, if possible, make an appointment in advance. Drop-ins are also welcome on a first come, first served basis.
If you have used the Writing Center, we invite you to complete a brief satisfaction survey so that we can improve our services to you. The responses are anonymous and the results are sent to the Writing Center supervisor.
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