Reading and Writing Center

At the Iowa Central Reading and Writing Center, instructors and academic assistants are available to help you with any writing assignment for any course. We will provide guidance and feedback at any point of the writing process, from brainstorming and organizing your ideas to polishing your final draft. We can help with:

    • Generating topics
    • Crafting thesis statements
    • Organizing information
    • Integrating research
    • Citing evidence
    • Formatting documents
    • Revising first drafts
    • Proofreading grammar, punctuation, and mechanics

When you come to the Reading and Writing Center, please bring the following:

    • Any in-progress work (pre-writing, research, and/or an essay draft)
    • The assignment sheet, rubric, and any notes regarding your writing task
    • A list of your questions, concerns, and/or frustrations

Because course schedules change each semester, the Reading and Writing Center hours are dictated by instructor availability; a new schedule is shared with students each semester.

Spring 2017

Fort Dodge Hours (Academic Resource Center in the Student Resource Center)

8:00am-9:00pm ARC Writing Tutors
8:00am-3:00pm Jean Messerly
8:00am-10:00am Sarah W.
1:00pm-2:00pm Todd Anderson
1:00pm-9:00pm Steve Sutter
1:40pm-2:40pm Erik Stroner (for help with Public Speaking)
2:20pm-3:20pm Justin Robertson
3:15pm-4:15pm Rae Larson
8:00am-9:00pm ARC Writing Tutors
8:00am-1:00pm Jean Messerly
8:00am-11:00am Sarah W.
1:00pm-9:00pm Steve Sutter
3:00pm-6:00pm Alice-Lynn Weaver
8:00am-9:00pm ARC Writing Tutors
4:00pm-9:00pm Jean Messerly
8:00am-10:00am Sarah W.
1:00pm-4:00pm Alice-Lynn Weaver
2:20pm-3:20pm Justin Robertson
8:00am-9:00pm ARC Writing Tutors
8:00am-11:00am Sarah W.
9:00am-5:00pm Steve Sutter
9:30am-10:30am Tricia Anderson
5:00pm-9:00pm Jean Messerly
1:00pm-4:00pm Alice-Lynn Weaver
8:00am-4:30pm ARC Writing Tutors
8:00am-9:00am Justin Robertson
8:00am-12:00pm Jean Messerly
8:00am-10:00am Sarah W.
11:30am-12:30pm Michelle Ramthun
12:30pm-1:30pm Amy Simpson

Webster City Hours

Rae Larson is available by appointment in Webster City. Contact her at or (515) 832-1632 to schedule a time to meet.

For more information


Samantha Reeves
Academic Assistance and Accommodations Coordinator

Justin Robertson

Academic Resource Center