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Pre-College Trailblazer Library Orientation

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 and going through July 30th, 2021 at the following days and times:

  • Sundays-Thursday 7-11pm

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 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.

Campus Tutoring

IU Bloomington has devoted considerable resources to tutoring on campus, all of it included as part of enrollment. We want you to succeed! Many of the schools and departments will include tutoring as one of the key methods of student support, especially in the more demanding courses. Students have great success with these free services.

The tutoring centers offer different services to IU Bloomington undergraduate students. If your question is related to a specific subject or course, be sure to review the available tutoring options to find the best center or department to contact. 

Visit the IU tutoring webpage to learn about the free tutoring resources at IU Bloomington!