Hours/Availability: see below

Location: Virtual and Various In-Person Locations (see below)

Email: dana-thomann@uiowa.edu

About Success in Rhetoric (SiR)

Success in Rhetoric (SiR) is a free resource that helps you figure out how to be successful in your Rhetoric course.  You can drop-in for help with papers, speeches, projects, reading assignments, or anything else related to RHET:1030, RHET:1040, or RHET:1060. No appointment necessary!

To access SiR during available virtual hours, click on the following link: https://apps.its.uiowa.edu/swipe2/site/sir/signin/virtual/success-in-rhetoric-virtual-tutoring

Fall 2021 Availability:


6.30 – 8.30pm 

Virtual & In-Person

Pappajohn Business Building 


No meeting 11/21 and 11/28


6.30 – 8.30pm 

Virtual & In-Person

Main Library


No meeting 11/23


9.30 – 11.30am 

Virtual & In-Person

Calvin Hall 


No meeting 11/26

Begins on Tuesday, September 7th & ends on Friday, December 10th

What to Expect

You’ll meet with a fellow student (the SiR Leader) who did well in Rhetoric. The sessions are informal, and you can attend as many as you like. If you choose to attend virtually, you may be placed in a Zoom waiting room until a mentor is available; the wait should be minimal.

How to Prepare

Arrive with any Rhetoric-related questions and/or questions related to a major assignment at any stage (understanding the assignment prompt, brainstorming, deciding on a topic, researching, analyzing, drafting, revising, etc.) To receive feedback, you may be asked to email the major assignment description/draft to the SiR Leader’s University of Iowa email account. Decide if you want to give the SiR Leader permission to email your Rhetoric instructor—to briefly inform the instructor of your visit and what you worked on together.