Library West, 202C
Phone: (239) 590-7141
The FGCU Writing Center assists student writers through free, accessible, learning-based writing consultations. Our primary goals are to help students improve their abilities to think independently, to write critically, and to learn and implement strategies that will assist them in producing effective writing assignments.
Consultants help writers with brainstorming, formulating a clear thesis, developing their ideas, and revising. Writing Center sessions are designed to assist writers in improving their ability to revise independently. Writing Consultants also help writers identify issues of style and mechanics; however, they do not edit or proofread. Our goal is to help student writers improve overall skills (rather than merely working on one specific paper) by providing strategies and practice that will help them discover options and make choices they can build on independently. The writer is an active participant in the session. After a thirty-minute session in which the writer and consultant work on one or two goals defined by the writer, students are expected to produce writing independently.
SUMMER A 2013 HOURS OF OPERATION
The Writing Center will open on Thursday, May 9. Hours of operation beginning Thursday, May 9 are as follows:
Mondays: 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. (Closed Memorial Day)
Tuesdays: 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Wednesdays: 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Thursdays: 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
PLEASE NOTE: Final tutorial sessions for the day begin thirty minutes prior to close. If you arrive at this time and no tutors are available, you will need to return at a different time.
Procedures for Distance Learning students who want help with their writing:
We are happy to assist distance learning students via phone or email during the semester. The Writing Center phone number is 239-590-7141. Please identify yourself as a distance learning student. Unless all of the tutors are working with someone, a tutor can anwer your question. If a tutor isn't immediately available, give the receptionist your email address and let him or her know the question.
If you would like help with essay drafts during the semester, you can send them to Carol Bledsoe, Writing Center Director, via your FGCU Eagle mail as a Word attachment (firstname.lastname@example.org). 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.
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)