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The Writing Center

Utilizing the Writing Center

 
 
While many students seek help from our writing consultants on their own, there are many ways you can make use of the Writing Center’s resources to help your students improve their writing abilities.
 
Referrals
If you notice that a student is struggling with a particular writing skill or assignment, you can refer them to the Writing Center. We welcome referrals from all disciplines and levels of study. In order for our writing consultants to best help referred students, we ask that you specify which specific skill or skills you would like the student to work on. If you refer a student and want to see if he or she has completed a session, you may visit or contact the Center. The student can also obtain a copy of their Record of Student Progress form, which contains information regarding when they attended and what was completed in the session.
 
Workshops
The Writing Center offers workshops throughout the semester that aim to assist student writers in developing effective writing skills and addressing the major challenges of academic writing. These interactive workshops are offered throughout the semester on a variety of different writing topics. Workshops are typically an hour long and do not require students to register in advance. You are welcome to require student attendance at these workshops; however, we ask that if you will be requiring an entire class to attend a workshop, please notify us so that we can make arrangements for adequate space. For more information, visit the “Workshops” tab of the FGCU Writing Center Website.
 
Presentations
If your class is struggling with a writing assignment or there are specific writing skills on which your students would benefit from further instruction, a writing consultant can visit your classroom to deliver a personalized presentation or facilitate an interactive workshop. We will develop presentation materials tailored to your course’s unique writing needs, and our consultants will meet you in the classroom to deliver a workshop that aims to improve student success.
 
Resources
Our consultants have developed helpful handouts with information and practice to help student writers improve and exercise their writing skills. Our handouts and other resources are available on the “Resources” tab of our website. Can’t find what you are looking for? Contact the Writing Center, and we will help you find the writing handout or resource that meet your needs.
 
Have a quick question?
If you have a formatting or writing question, feel free to call the Writing Center, and one of our writing consultants will provide you with an answer.
 
To request a workshop, presentation, or to find out more about how the Writing Center can help your students improve their writing, contact Writing Center Director, Carol Bledsoe (cbledsoe@fgcu.edu or (239) 590-7251).