The Writing Center

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Iowa Wesleyan Writing Center Mission Statement:

The mission of the Iowa Wesleyan Writing Center is to assist students in every step of the writing process. Through one-on-one to group conferences and peer-to-peer consultations, we seek to create a strong community of writers across the curriculum. Our purpose is strongly aligned with the university’s mission to be a transformational learning community whose passion is to educate, empower, and inspire students to lead meaningful lives and careers.

Read our core values.

Writing Support is available at the OASIS.  The OASIS offers in-person appointments and drop-in consultations for writers currently enrolled at IWU. Writers living on campus and commuting to IWU can take advantage of these services. Writers currently enrolled in online classes may email our writing specialist for online assistance or fill our the online form below. Please allow 24-48 hours for feedback. If you are unable to meet this time frame, please call the OASIS at 319.385.6334.

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Elizabeth Hommowun. Director of the Writing Center
Location Chadwick Library; Room 308 Phone: 319.385.6419

Office Hours

Monday
9am – Noon
1pm – 3pm
4pm – 5pm

Tuesday
9am – Noon
2:30pm – 5pm

Wednesday
9am – Noon
1pm – 3pm
4pm – 5pm

Thursday
4pm – 5pm
7pm – 9pm

Friday
9am – Noon
1pm – 3pm

Sunday
On Rotation

Core Values

  • All Iowa Wesleyan students seeking assistance with their writing will receive free conferences and consultations at the Writing Center located in the Office of Academic Success and Inclusive Support (OASIS) on the top floor of the J. Raymond Chadwick Library.
  • We will be a welcoming and professional work space, treating all Iowa Wesleyan students, faculty, and staff with respect. We will also acknowledge the different cultural backgrounds of the student population and be a Safe Space for all learners.
  • We will conduct cooperative and constructive conferences, working with all students to become better writers.
  • All Writing Center staff will be sensitive to students and their writing abilities.
  • We are not a “drop off” proofreading center, nor do we try to predict the grade a student will receive. We do not give students exact details to write in an essay. Instead, we try and focus on strengthening the existing content of student essays through outlining or revision conferences.
  • We will try to accommodate all students regarding their schedules. We encourage students to make appointments in advance of an assignment’s due date. While appointments are preferred, we will do our best to accommodate walk-ins. Each appointment meets for an average of 30 minutes to try and ensure the assistance of as many students as possible on any given day. All staff will be respectful of their time with each student; therefore, it is imperative that students come prepared on time to their appointments.
  • We will respect the confidentiality and personal information of all Iowa Wesleyan students who seek our assistance. Our staff will document each session, and if requested, will forward a session report to the student’s instructor or the student for records.
  • We will continually assess and evaluate the methods employed by our center. We will work to ensure that our practices are innovative and effective for students enrolled at Iowa Wesleyan, being respectful of the changing needs of students.