Student Resources

The tools to tune up your writing

We offer a variety of resources for you to utilize throughout your FGCU career. Through personal tutoring or group workshops, you can master the skills that will make  you a more confident writer. Let us know how we can help.


Our handouts can help guide you as you work on a wide variety of writing assignments. If you would like more information on any of the topics below, let us know. If you would like to schedule an appointment to review any of these topics in more detail, you can do so here.

  • Citation and Formatting Guides

  • Writing an Essay: Step-by-Step

  • Grammar and Mechanics

  • Course-Specific  and Assignment-Specific Topics

  •  Computer Shortcut Guides 



Online Writing Submissions

We know that sometimes the semester gets hectic and it is not always easy to make it to a one-on-one writing session with our Writing Consultants. For students who are unavailable during our regular hours of operation, we offer another option: Online paper submissions!

 Students looking to receive feedback on their papers can submit their paper, along with a session request form and their assignment guidelines, to our submission drop box. Submissions will be handed off to one of our trained Writing Consultants, who will use your 30-minute session to make comments on the document and then return it to you via email.

 Submission will be reviewed during Writing Lab business hours and returned within 3 - 5 business days. Students who need their paper reviewed sooner are encouraged to book a Writing Lab appointment. Visit our website to book an appointment.

Join the Writing Lab Canvas page to submit your paper!



What to Expect

  • Before the Session

  • At the Writing Lab

  • During the Session

  • After the Session



Frequently Asked Questions

  • What if I miss an appointment and forget to cancel?

  • Can I access my tutor's feedback?

  • How can a writing consultant help me improve my writing skills?

  • Do I need to have a completed draft of the assignment before visiting the Writing Lab?

  • Will you proofread or edit my paper?

  • How long are the sessions?

  • How many sessions can I have in a day?

  • Can I have two sessions back-to-back?

  • Can I bring in more than one paper?

  • Can I email my paper for a consultant to review?

  • Will my instructor know that I came into the Writing Lab?

  • Do you help graduate students?

  • Does the Writing Lab help with dissertations or thesis projects?

  • Do you help with group projects?


Writing Lab

Library West 202