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Writing Center

 

Reserve a time to meet with a tutor using our online appointment book.  To learn how, see our Quick guide for scheduling an appointment.

The Writing Center helps you build the skills you need for all your writing projects. We work with students writing anthropology papers, biology lab reports, marketing plans--even scholarship applications. We can help you talk through your project's ideas and organization; we can help you find patterns in your errors and learn ways to fix them. Whether you're a first-year student writing a personal essay or a doctoral student working on a dissertation, we can provide the "second pair of eyes" that every good writer wants.

What kind of appointment works best for you?

  • Face-to-face. Make a face-to-face appointment with one of our tutors in Pocatello or Idaho Falls by selecting any available slot in the appointment book for the campus you want.   
  • Online chat.  Make an online chat or audio/visual appointment from anywhere by selecting an open "online tutor" slot in either of our appointment books.
  • Written feedback.  Get written comments on your draft within two working days by making an appointment with the "48-hour Tutor" in the Pocatello appointment book.

Hours and contact information

In Pocatello, the Writing Center is in REND 323 on the third floor of the Rendezvous Center, over the classrooms that face the library. In Idaho Falls, it's in CHE 220. The Writing Center is not open during national holidays, fall and spring breaks, or finals week.

Pocatello

REND 323    208.282.3662    success@isu.edu
  • Mondays 9:00-7:00
  • Tuesdays 9:00-7:00
  • Wednesdays 9:00-7:00
  • Thursdays 9:00-7:00
  • Fridays 9:00-2:00

Idaho Falls

CHE 220    208.282.3662    ifssc@isu.edu
  • Mondays 9:00-1:30 and 2:30-4:30
  • Tuesdays 9:30-1:30
  • Wednesdays 9:00-1:30
  • Thursdays 9:00-1:30

Appointment policies

  • Appointments are usually necessary, although you can always stop by and see if a tutor is available for walk-ins.
  • You can make 30-minute appointments for 1-4 page papers and 60 minute appointments for 5-10 page papers.
  • You can make up to two hours of appointments in any week.
  • If you make an appointment and can't attend it, please cancel it at least two hours ahead of time so somebody else can use it.
  • Running late? Call and let us know! If you're more than 5 minutes late and haven't called, your appointment may be given to someone waiting.
  • If you miss two appointments without giving us two hours' notice, you won't be able to make other appointments this term (you can still drop by to see if a tutor is available).
  • Plan ahead--our schedule can fill up quickly, especially at the middle and end of the term! 

Handouts

Many of your writing questions can be answered with our collection of handouts. Take a look and find information on Using Sources, Kinds of Writing, The Process and the Paper, and Editing and Mechanics

Got a fast APA question?

Our Using APA Style page may help. If you have more questions, email the Writing Center to ask. On a weekday, we'll try to get back to you within 24 hours. 

Contact us

Questions or concerns? Please contact University Tutoring Director Dr. Haydie LeCorbeiller