skip navigation

Florida Gulf Coast University

Website Directory  

The Writing Center



Writing Center

The FGCU Writing Center offers individualized writing consultations. Our consultants help students identify and implement strategies that will help them become more effective writers.

You are welcome to visit the Writing Center at any stage of the writing process. Sessions are available on a walk-in basis. There are many areas in which we can help you improve your writing technique:

  • Prewriting – Generating ideas and formulating a writing plan or outline
  • Thesis & Organization – Strengthening your thesis and topic sentences and logically organizing your ideas
  • Development – Developing your ideas by adding effective examples and details and incorporating source information
  • Mechanics – Facilitating improvement in areas of mechanics such as punctuation, word usage, and documentation
  • Formatting & Documentation – Assistance with MLA, APA, and Chicago/Turabian formatting and citations

Writing Consultants

Writing consultants are FGCU English faculty who teach Composition, Professional Writing, and Literature courses and graduate assistants who are pursuing graduate degrees at FGCU. Our consultants have been trained to help students develop the skills to improve their writing.