Writing Lab

Build confidence in your writing 

We're here to help students, faculty, and staff become more confident writers. Take advantage of our one-on-one sessions with expert writing consultants, on-demand presentations on a range of writing-related topics, and our broad selection of handouts developed specifically for the FGCU community.  

 

The Writing Lab is here to help! Book your Appointments and learn about our Drop-in and Online Support below:

 

To Book Appointments:

Work one-on-one with one of our Writing Consultants on the questions and areas of your writing that you want to focus on. Your Writing Consultant can help at any stage of the writing process, from reviewing guidelines and brainstorming initial ideas to making grammar revisions and formatting citations.

You can make up to 5 appointments per week (1 appointment per day). Appointments are run in-person at the Writing Lab in Library West 201 and online through Microsoft Teams.

If you need to reschedule or cancel an appointment for any reason, or if you would like to book additional appointments, please email us at writing@fgcu.edu

Here are the directions for downloading the Microsoft Teams app and how to join your online appointment

Appointments are available Monday - Friday 10:00am-5:00pm; Saturday 12:00pm-5:00pm (Saturday hours will be held online; watch your email for Microsoft Teams links).

Appointments 

Drop-in Sessions:

Drop-in sessions allow students to work with our writing consultants without first making an appointment. Drop-ins are first come, first served. 

In-person, you will sign in to the drop-in queue at the Writing Lab in Library West 201 and a Writing Consultant will assist you as soon as one is available.

Online, you can join our Drop-in Queue on Microsoft Teams using the green button below; watch your Teams messages for your estimated wait time and for how to get connected to your session. For online sessions, we recommend downloading the Microsoft Teams app; here are the directions for downloading the Microsoft Teams app.

Please note: Signing in to the drop-in queue does not guarantee being seen by a writing consultant. If you would like to reserve a specific meeting time, we recommend booking an appointment. 

Drop-ins begin when tutoring starts each day. Final drop-in sessions begin 30-minutes before tutoring ends, pending availability.

ONLINE DROP-IN SESSION QUEUE

Online Writing Submissions:

We know that the semester gets hectic and it is not always easy to make it to a session with our Writing Consultants. For students who are unable to visit during our hours of operation, we offer online paper submissions!

Submit your paper, along with a session request form and your assignment guidelines, to our submission drop box (located in the online paper submission Canvas page). A Writing Consultants will then use your  30-minute session to make comments on the document and 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.

Online Writing Submissions

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Faculty & Staff Resources

The Writing Lab offers faculty and staff the opportunity to observe a writing consultant to better understand our services and how they may help their students. Email writing@fgcu.edu for more details and to schedule a time. 

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How can a writing consultant help my students improve their writing skills?

  • How can I encourage my students to visit the Writing Lab?

  • How can I refer a student to the Writing Lab?

  • How can I find out if one of my students has visited the Writing Lab?

  • If I am teaching a distance learning course, can my students still utilize the Writing Lab?

  • Are there teaching/writing resources for faculty?

 

Writing Awards

Our annual awards recognize achievements in a variety of writing categories. Polish your prose and help celebrate excellence.

 

Our Location

The Writing Lab is located in Library West 201. Enter the library through the Library West entrance, located alongside the ArtLab.  To your left will be the Center for Academic Achievement's main office. You can take either the stairs or the elevator across from the CAA to reach the second floor. The Writing Lab is through the door on your left.

If you are looking at the library entrance to Starbucks, go around the building to the right.  The doors to Library West will now be on your left.


Contact Us

Kelsey Fischell

Writing Lab Coordinator

Library West 201E

 239-590-1552
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