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Writing Center

To prepare for your session, please bring assignment guidelines, the textbook or sources, relevant class notes regarding the topic or assignment, and your questions.  You will need to bring a printout of your essay.  You can also bring your essay on a laptop computer.

You are welcome to visit the Center at any stage in the process. Sessions are available on a walk-in basis. (No appointment is needed.) There are many areas in which we can help you improve your writing technique:

  • We can assist you with prewriting (generating ideas) if you are having difficulty beginning your essay.
  • Once you have an essay draft written, we can help you strengthen your thesis and topic sentences.
  • We can also help you learn strategies for developing your ideas (adding effective examples and details) and incorporating source information.
  • We can work with you to facilitate improvement in areas of mechanics such as punctuation, word usage, and documentation.
  • We can assist you with MLA, APA, and Chicago/Turabian formats.

Writing Consultants

Writing Consultants are FGCU English faculty who teach Composition, Professional Writing, and Literature courses and graduate assistants who are pursuing Master of Arts degrees in English at FGCU.