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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.
Spring 2015 Hours
Monday - Thursday, 9 am - 7 pm, Friday 9 am - 2 pm
In Idaho Falls: (Click here for schedule.): Hours coming soon
The Writing Center is not open during national holidays, Thanksgiving Break, Spring Break, or Finals Week.
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.
(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.
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.
Can't meet with a consultant in Pocatello or Idaho Falls? Try our Online Tutoring Center.
Questions or concerns? Please contact University Tutoring Director Dr. Haydie LeCorbeiller.
Last Modified: 01/13/2015