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Economics Tutoring Lab

The Economics Tutoring Lab provides free tutoring for students, by students in the Noble Center (room 1) Aliber Hall. This service is intended primarily for students in ECON 002 and 010. The schedule for Fall Semester 2019 is as follows:

  • Monday, 6:00-8:00 PM (tutor: M. Garner)
  • Tuesday, 6:00-8:00 PM (tutor: P. Barnas)
  • Wednesday, 6:00-8:00 PM (tutor: J. Dorsch)

The Lab will open September 3. The lab will be closed during Fall Break (Oct 14-15), Thanksgiving Break (Nov 26-29) and Finals Week.

Making best use of the lab

  • To make an appointment, go to  Walk-ins are welcome if the tutor is not already booked.
  • Always read the textbook before coming and bring the textbook with you.
  • Tutors are economics majors, not professors, so give them a break. Tutors do not have answer keys to assignments and they may not be familiar with all topics covered by your professor.
  • To succeed in any course: (1) go to every class, (2) go to every class prepared, and (3) always see your professor first when experiencing difficulty.

Writing Workshop

The Writing Workshop's trained student assistants can help undergraduates with research papers or other writing assignments. They will help you craft a paper that readers will understand and remember. This is a free service for all Drake University students.

Outlets for Student Research

If you have written a good paper in an economics course, don't just keep it to yourself!  Submit it to one of the following and add a line to your resume.

Drake Management Review
This online journal publishes articles focusing on business issues by students and faculty, and appears once or twice yearly.  Submissions are reviewed by faculty and sometimes outside experts.  Submissions may be made at any time.  For more information, contact the editor, Professor Lynn McCool.

Drake Undergraduate Social Science Journal
This online journal showcases outstanding research by Drake students in the social sciences and appears once yearly.  Submissions are reviewed by a board of student editors.  A call for papers is issued in November, with online publication in late March.  For more information, contact the faculty managing editors, Professor Heath Henderson or Professor William Boal.

Drake University Conference on Undergraduate Research in the Sciences (DUCURS)
This annual conference includes poster sessions showcasing outstanding research by students in the sciences.  It is, therefore, an appropriate outlet for quantitative (econometric) papers.  Abstracts must be submitted in late February, with the conference itself held in April.


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