Hanson Center for Technical Communication


Spring 2020 Appointment Schedule:

Starting March 30, 2020 (due to the suspension of face-to-face classes and meetings), your appointment will be conducted as an ONLINE REVIEW. There is no meeting for this appointment. Attach an MS Word draft copy of your document (Statics paper, essay, lab report, resume, etc.) to your appointment request, and it will be returned to you the same day of your appointment, to the best of our ability.

PLEASE NOTE: This document submission is for peer-review purposes ONLY. This submission is NOT for a grade. You will need to submit a completed draft of whatever document (Statics paper, essay, lab report, etc.) to your course ICON page.

1:00 - 4:30 P.M. Monday - Thursday
6:00 - 8:00 P.M. Tuesday
1:00 - 4:00 P.M. Friday
3:00 - 5:00 P.M. Sunday

We now offer morning document reviews--
10:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M. Wednesday and Friday

3307 SC (physical office closed)

Presentation Zone

Starting on April 2nd, The Presentation Zone will open from 3:00-4:00 on Thursdays and Fridays through the end of the semester. Please click the yellow “Schedule Now” button to make an appointment!



Scott Coffel, HCTC Director

Sarah Livesay, Assistant Director


Are you a confident, self-motivated writer who has received high grades on your essays and lab reports? Do you like helping your peers in small groups or one-on-one? If so, please apply to be a Peer Writing Tutor at the Hanson Center for Technical Communication (HCTC) in the College of Engineering.

Interested applicants should send an updated resume, brief cover letter explaining your interest and qualifications, and an engineering writing sample (e.g. the Statics essay) to HCTC Director Scott Coffel at scott-coffel@uiowa.edu. Materials will be accepted until 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 31, 2020. We will then contact qualified applicants for an interview.


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