The Learning Centers at Northeast Iowa Community College provide services to all students free of charge. Students may receive supplemental instruction and assistance in many areas of study. Services vary by location; learn more about the various services offered at the Peosta Learning Center, Calmar Learning Center and Dubuque Learning Center.
Learning Center instructors work with students individually or in small groups. Computers are available for student use with assistive technology arranged as needed through Disability Services. Peer tutoring from students who have already mastered a course may be scheduled on an as-needed basis.
The Writing Centers in Calmar and Peosta help students with written assignments for any class. In one-on-one conferences, help is available at any stage of the writing process, including brainstorming, drafting, revising and editing.
Students may get help with correcting punctuation, grammar, or spelling errors, with formatting documents and with creating citations for research papers. Assistance is also available with public speaking, writing resumes or scholarship applications. Students are encouraged to make an appointment or to visit the Writing Center for walk-in help.
Thanks to all the NICC students at Peosta and Dubuque who made this year’s writing contest a success by entering their work. The Learning and Writing Center staff are very proud of the excellent writing being created at NICC as reflected in the quality of the entries they received. Thanks to the generosity of the contest's community sponsor, the complete text of the first place entries will be published in the May 2014 issue of Julien’s Journal: The Dubuque Area Lifestyle Magazine. This is a wonderful way to showcase NICC student writing to the community.
Click here to read excerpts from the first place winning entries, and the complete text of the second and third place winning entries in each category.
First Place Contest Winners
Expressive Nonfiction: My Own Mountain by Jarrod Clark
Academic Nonfiction: Engineering: Past, Present, and Future by Laion Neves
Fiction and Poetry: The Coin by Tyler Bly