The Writing Center

Students and faculty working in the Writing Center.

The University of Iowa Writing Center was started by Carrie Stanley in 1934, making it one of the first writing centers in the United States. The Center has a long-standing tradition of one-to-one instruction in rhetorical and communication skills. An understanding of how discourse (writing, speaking, reading, and listening) is both purpose and audience-driven has been a hallmark of the Writing Center and its host department, Rhetoric. For more information, see our website here whre you can get answers to some frequently asked questions, and read about our mission and programsour staff and our history. Support Writing Center programs by making a donation here. All contributions are very much appreciated