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The Writing Center

Distance Learning Tutoring


For Distance Learning Students:

Distance consulting is available for distance learning students who are unable to physically visit the Writing Center during the hours of operation.


If you would like help with essay drafts during the semester, you can send them to Sarah Burt, Writing Center Program Assistant, via your FGCU Eagle mail as a Word attachment ( In order to obtain assistance, you must provide course and assignment information and specify one area in which you would like the tutor to provide assistance (see below). Please note that while we can assist you with identifying issues of style or mechanics, we do not edit or proofread for you. Please allow 48 hours (not including weekends or holidays) for a Writing Consultant to respond.

Please provide the following:

Course Number and Title:


Assignment due date:

Level (ACE, freshman, sophomore, junior, senior, or graduate):

Assignment instructions: (You can cut and paste these into the message.)


Choose one of the following areas:


___ prewriting (generating ideas/topics)


___ writing/refining the thesis statement


___ development (adding evidence/details/descriptions)


___ MLA, APA, or Chicago/Turabian documentation


___ mechanics (punctuation, word usage)