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IUN Virtual Library for Faculty: Virtual Writing Center Help for Students

Accessing the John W. Anderson Library's resources and services for all online classes. A guide that provides a gateway to access library databases, e-books, interlibrary loan, virtual reference help, and video conferencing instruction.

Writing Center Availability

Virtual Writing Center

Writing Center tutors are utilizing real-time online tutoring. Sessions are conducted through Google Docs; this way, students and tutors can make changes to the paper together. Simultaneous Zoom calls are also recommended as a way to increase productivity during appointments. 

Appointments can be used to: 

  • Generate ideas/brainstorm
  • Organize information
  • Restructure papers
  • Assist on integration of source material

The Writing Center does NOT edit/proofread. If the student's concern is grammar, a tutor may review key issues within the paper and explain how to fix them, but tutors will not go through a paper and correct every grammatical issue. 

Students can schedule appointments via email at and must send in a copy of their paper, their assignment guidelines, and a non-IU Gmail account. If you encounter any difficulties gaining access to a writing tutor, contact Dr. Garin Cycholl at or (219) 980-6568.