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The Writing Center

The FGCU Writing Center assists student writers through 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. We want to help students improve overall skills rather than merely work on one specific paper. Our consultants provide strategies and practice that help students to improve their ability to revise independently.

Writing consultants can assist student writers with the following: 

  • Brainstorming
  • Formulating a clear thesis
  • Developing ideas
  • Organization of the assignment
  • Revising
  • Formatting and Documentation

Writing Center sessions allow students to work one-on-one with a consultant. Sessions are approximately 30 minutes in length and are available on a walk-in basis. The writer is an active participant in the session. After a session in which the writer and consultant work on one or two goals defined by the writer, students are expected to produce writing independently. Writing consultants can help writers identify issues of style and mechanics; however, they do not edit or proofread.  

  • Thirty-minute Writing Center consultations are available on a walk-in basis.
  • Location: The Writing Center is located in Library West 202C  Phone: (239)590-7141
  • Writing Center Director: Carol Bledsoe  Phone: (239)590-7251  Email: cbledsoe@fgcu.edu Office: Library West 202A.
  • Writing Center Program Assistant: Jason Farrell  Phone (239)745-4247  Email: jfarrell@fgcu.edu Office: Library West 202B.

 Fall 2014 Hours of Operation

Mondays: 10:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Tuesdays: 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Wednesdays: 10:00 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Thursdays: 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Fridays: 10:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.


Satellite Writing Center Hours

North Lake Village Eagles' Landing Meeting Room: Tuesdays 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Palmetto Hall Fifth Floor Study Room: Thursdays 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.