University Tutoring: Writing Center
Last Modified: 09/12/2016
Tutoring starts Tuesday, September 6. To schedule an appointment, click here beginning on September 1.
MLA Changes are here! Check out our handouts.
ACAD 1104 students: click here for your Writing Center form.
Can't meet face-to-face with a consultant in Pocatello or Idaho Falls?
Try our Online Writing Center for a real-time appointment using screen-to screen chat or for written comments on your draft from our "48-hour Feedback" pilot program--new this term!
Got a fast APA question?
Click here or email the Writing Center to ask. On a weekday, we'll try to get back to you within 24 hours.
The Writing Center offers a variety of services at no charge to ISU students, staff, and faculty. We work with students to improve the quality of the academic writing they do for their courses at all levels, and we serve as a resource for university faculty, supporting writing across the curriculum in the General Education courses and in all the disciplines.
Appointments are usually necessary to assure time with a tutor, although it's sometimes possible to meet with a tutor on a walk-in basis. Click here for more information. Most of our appointments last 30 minutes, and you can make up to two hours of appointments in any week. You may need to plan ahead, though; our schedule can fill up quickly, especially at the middle and end of the term! If you don't have an appointment, you're welcome to stop by and see if a tutor happens to be available.
Hours, Locations, and Contact Information
The Writing Center is part of the Student Success Center. In Pocatello, it's located in REND 323 on the third floor of the Rendezvous Center, over the classrooms that face the library. In Idaho Falls, it's located in CHE 220.
The Writing Center is not open during national holidays, Thanksgiving Break, Spring Break, or Finals Week.
Fridays 9:00 - 2:00
Tues. 9:00-2:00 and 3:00-9:00
(Click here for detail)
(208) 282 - 3662
(208) 282 - 7925
Writing Center consultants in Pocatello and Idaho Falls work individually with students on writing assignments for graduate and undergraduate courses in all subjects. Whether you're working on an anthropology paper or a business proposal, our consultants can help you
- discover and develop your ideas
- explore your audience's expectations
- revise for focus and organization
- build editing and proofreading skills.
The Writing Center can also help you work on problem areas such as writer's block, essay test taking, and mechanics. In addition, consultants are available to work on applications and exam preparation for graduate and professional schools and general employment.
Our goal is to help you build writing skills that will improve the project you're working on and other writing projects you'll have in the future. We'll encourage you to work on the basic elements of your paper first: things like your thesis, your paper's organization, and the evidence you give to support your claims. Once you're sure that your ideas have been expressed as clearly as possible, we can work with you to find patterns in any spelling and punctuation errors you may be making and to help you develop strategies for fixing them.
Questions or concerns? Please contact University Tutoring Director Dr. Haydie LeCorbeiller.