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Writing Center

Location: Siegel Hall 232 and 233
Hours: Monday – Friday, 9:00 am – 3:30 pm*
  * hours may vary, see sign–up sheets on the doors of SH 232 and 233 for up–to–date Writing Center hours

Appointments and Referrals

IIT students can seek assistance with written and oral assignments at the IIT Writing Center, located in Siegel Hall, Rooms 232–233. Tutors are available during the fall and spring semesters to assist all IIT students, free of charge.

The Writing Center provides individual, 30–minute meetings for graduate and undergraduate students. We can assist you with any stage in the writing process, from brainstorming and outlining to final touches and reference sheets.

Ashley Telman assisting student in writing center

Appointments can be made in advance on the sign–up sheets on the doors of the Writing Center in Siegel hall. Walk–in appointments are also possible when tutors are not working with scheduled students.

Faculty may use a referral form to request that a student visit the center.

Writing Center Faculty tutor and Director James Dabbert provides help with writing assignments for both graduate and undergraduate students, whether they are native or nonnative speakers of English. Dabbert is especially trained to work with students for whom English is a second language. His one–on–one instruction focuses on the specific needs of the individual student.

Additional Writing Center tutors are also available to assist all students with written and oral assignments.

Ashley Andrews assisting student in writing center

Typically, a student brings a project or paper assignment to us, where one of the tutors works one–on–one with the student to assist with the writing process:

  • by helping to interpret the goals and requirements of the assignment;
  • by guiding the processes of information gathering, analyzing, evaluating, synthesizing, organizing, and documenting; and
  • by helping to address "local" issues such as grammar, punctuation, and spelling.

IIT's Writing Center is supported by the Department of Humanities.