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Groups Scholars Summer Program

Writing Tutorial Services

Writing Tutorial Services (WTS) offers students one-on-one help with any phase of the writing process—from brainstorming to revising the final draft. When you visit WTS, you'll find a tutor who is a sympathetic and helpful reader of your prose.

WTS can help you:

  • Develop strong thesis statements
  • Develop effective outlines
  • Find and integrate credible sources
  • Identify patterns of error and fix these problems on your own
  • Understand and avoid plagiarism
  • Write effective answers to essay exam questions


WTS is offering consultations dedicated to Groups Scholars students starting June 21st through July 29th in Read Dorm at the following days and times:

  • Sunday, 7-11pm
  • Tuesday-Thursday, 7-11pm

You are also welcome during normal WTS hours, noon-5pm, Monday-Friday at Writing Tutorial Services in Wells Library. In order to schedule your virtual consultation, you can find a link through the WTS homepage, or click this link to go directly to the scheduler. If this is your first time using the service, you'll need to register. Then you will be able to choose from available times.


Research Assistance

The Research Desk, located in the Learning Commons, can help you at any stage of an assignment or information seeking process. The Desk is staffed by Research Assistants who are specially trained to listen and help you use and navigate the Libraries’ resources and collections. They can work with you on a number of research-related topics, including:

  • Articulating a research and information need
  • Constructing a search strategy
  • Using IU Libraries’ resource and collections
  • Assignment-based research support

Consultations can be scheduled in advance or on a drop-in basis, both in-person and virtually. Research Assistants can also help you identify and prepare to meet with other services, like Writing Tutorial Services. You can learn more about hours and availability at the Research Desk calendar.