Ask HCTC

Having trouble jumpstarting your Statics proposal?
Is your lab report abstract not quite ready for prime time?
Are you in the dark about proper citation of internet resources?
Need feedback on your PowerPoint slides?

 

These are just the tip of an iceberg of reasons to "AskCTC", the Hanson Center for Technical Communication's on-line writing help desk. Think of AskCTC as a supplement to our sign-up appointment schedule. We can help you at any hour of the day with specific questions you may have about your assignment--you can even paste into the body of your e-mail a particular phrase, sentence, or paragraph you've written.

Short of visiting the Center in room 2224 SC for a sign-up appointment, AskCTC is the best source on campus for engineering students seeking practical and attentive answers to their writing and presentation questions.

I Ask...Who Answers?

Our staff of peer consultants will respond in a timely manner (within 24 hours on weekdays during the fall and spring semesters) to your e-mailed queries and/or writing samples. We feel that AskCTC is an ideal forum for modeling the practice of technical communication. In many ways, the back-and-forth exchange of ideas and possibilities mirrors the collaborative nature of professional engineering...particularly when readers and writers share the same discipline-specific interests and aspirations, as do our peer consultants and their fellow engineers-in-training.

The process couldn't be easier. Send us your questions and/or writing samples pasted into the body of your message (no more than one or two paragraphs) to:
askctc@engineering.uiowa.edu

Note: We cannot accept or respond to attachments of any kind (i.e., MS Word documents, zip files, etc.)