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The Writing Center, located in D-201 (The Learning Commons), is here to help students in any class through all stages of the writing process. We also offer help and resources for faculty. Find out more about us!

Make an Appointment

In person in room D-201
By phone at 815-224-0637
Use our online form. (Please allow two business days for appointments to be scheduled from the online form.)

Appointments are preferred, but walk-ins are welcome if tutors are free.
Questions or special requests? Contact the Writing Center Director.

Fall 2018 Schedule

The Writing Center is now open! During the week of August 20-24, we are open with limited hours for walk-in sessions only. We will open with a full schedule on August 27, and will begin accepting appointments during that time.

Ottawa Center

Now open!
Monday and Wednesday 10-12:30
Tuesday and Thursday 2:30-4:30

To make an appointment at the Ottawa Center, call 815-224-0800 or stop by the front desk.


Feedback Form

Students are encouraged to provide feedback about tutors or tutoring sessions at any time by filling out our confidential feedback form.

Richard Publow Memorial Awards in Writing

The IVCC English department is sponsoring awards for the best essays written in ENG 0900, ENG 1001, and ENG 1002 during the 2017 school year. Click here to learn more about the Richard Publow Memorial Award in Writing!

Quick Query

Have a brief writing question? Email us with a quick query!

English Language Learners Conversation Partners

Are you learning English as your second (or third? or fourth?) language. The Writing Center would be happy to offer you a chance to practice your English skills with a native speaker in a easygoing, friendly environment. Click here to learn more about conversation partners!

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We look forward to helping you with your writing assignments!

The Writing Center's logo was designed by student Courtney Ossola in conjunction with the IVCC Graphic Design program.