The Writing Center is a student-centered resource that helps with writing and public speaking assignments for PFW Campus classes and academic-related events (this includes assistance for IUFW students!). Our consultants meet with you virtually and in-person to help you with compositional questions and concerns, like developing and supporting your thesis, understanding the rhetorical situation, organizing ideas, citing sources, improving clarity, incorporating peer and instructor comments, and more. Think of us like coaches, working with you and offering you tools to succeed!
We offer both in-person and online options! Appointments are 45 minutes long and scheduled through TutorTrac. Be sure to bring information about your assignment to the appointment: the assignment sheet, due dates, notes, research, and/or any drafts or outlines. It's also great to think through what you'd like to talk about with the consultant ahead of time.
If you can't find an appointment time that works for you, we have the eConsult service: submit your consultation request through our online form and in about two or three business days we'll send it back to your PFW email address with our comments and suggestions. Find links to submit your eConsult request on the Online Assistance page of our website!
No matter how you request assistance, we'll email you a consultation summary that you can give to your instructor as "proof" and also use to continue revisions on your work. If you lose the email or accidentally delete it, you can print your visit history on TutorTrac or let us know you need it to be resent!
We're also available through our instant messaging system! At the left of each page on our website is a chat box that you can use to ask quick questions.
The Writing Center and its Speech and Presentation Service are open for both summer sessions, from May 15 - August 2, Monday - Wednesday from 11:00 am - 3:00 pm.
We will be closed:
Please check TutorTrac for the most up-to-date availability.
Because we have a limited number of staff but serve all courses on the Purdue Fort Wayne campus, we must enforce several policies:
Helmke Library First Floor
Director, Writing Center and Library Service Desk
Helmke Library 106