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Writing Center

  • Assistance is available to FGCU students.

  • Writing Consultants will work only with the writer - no exceptions.

  • Allow sufficient time to revise before the assignment is due.  Visiting the Writing Center at least twenty-four hours in advance of the assignment due date is recommended. 

  • Please bring a hard copy of your assignment or a digital copy on your flash drive or laptop. We can better assist you if you bring the assignment guidelines and rubric.

  • Sessions are available on a walk-in basis. When you arrive at the Writing Center, sign in, fill out a Record of Student Progress form, and wait for a consultant. Final sessions begin thirty minutes before closing.  If you arrive at the Writing Center thirty minutes before closing and all writing consultants are working with students, you will need to return at a different time.

  • The writer is an active participant in the session. Our goal is to help you improve your overall skills rather than merely work on one specific paper. Our consultants provide strategies and guidance to help students become more effective writers. We are not a proofreading or editing service. However, we can assist with proofreading and editing strategies that help you learn to recognize and correct grammatical errors independently.

  • Writers who do not understand an assignment should speak with their professors prior to visiting the Writing Center. If you do not have a clear understanding of the assignment in question, the writing consultant will recommend that you contact the professor immediately. 

  • Writing consultants may offer suggestions for revision based on a professor's comments, but they do not predict, explain, or assess the validity of the grade on a paper. Consultants will encourage writers to take questions regarding grades directly to their professors.

  • After a session in which the writer and consultant work on one or two goals defined by the writer, students are expected to produce writing independently. Unless you are utilizing one of the Writing Center computers, we ask that you work in the library or another space once you have completed your session so we can best assist other students.