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Distance Learning Tutoring

Distance Learning Sessions
Distance consulting is available for distance learning students who are unable to visit the Writing Center in person during the hours of operation. Due to limited staff availability, we are currently unable to offer distance sessions to students who are taking courses on campus and who are able to visit the Writing Center in person.
Distance sessions are similar to in-person sessions. The writing consultant spends approximately 30 minutes providing electronic feedback on your assignment. Please note that while we can assist you with identifying issues of style or mechanics, we do not edit or proofread for you.
Due to the 30 minute session time, the writing consultant is able to view and provide feedback for approximately 4-6 double-spaced pages. If your assignment is considerably longer than this, you may want to indicate which pages of the assignment need the most attention. The consultant will review as many pages as he or she can in the 30-minute time frame before returning your paper. We suggest that you apply the suggestions for revision from the pages that have been reviewed to the entire paper. You will need to revise your entire paper with the consultant’s comments in mind before resubmitting for an additional distance session.
If you would like help with essay drafts during the semester, you can send them to Writing Center Program Assistant Jason Farrell 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 feedback (see below). 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)
___  organization of the assignment
 ___ MLA, APA, or Chicago/Turabian documentation
 ___ mechanics (punctuation, word usage)