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Writing Lab

Build confidence in your writing 

We're here to help students, faculty, and staff become more confident writers. To this end, we offer a variety of free services including one-on-one sessions with expert writing consultants, on-demand presentations on a range of writing-related topics and a broad selection of handouts developed specifically for the needs of the FGCU community.  


Spring 2021 Online Sessions resume on Monday, January 11, 2021 

Online Sessions:

Monday - Friday 10:00am to 5:00pm and Saturday 12:00pm to 5:00pm

All sessions are Eastern Time. 

One-on-One Sessions

Work directly with one of our writing consultants on the questions and concerns you have about your writing and how you can solve them. Our consultants can help during any stage of the writing process, from when you first get your assignment guidelines and need an idea of where to start to making grammar edits, all the way to formatting your final citations.

Appointments are virtual

All sessions are currently being run online through Microsoft Teams. If you would like to book an appointment for an online session, simply follow the directions below and watch your email for how to connect with your writing consultant. Sessions can be booked up to 1 hour before the appointment start time (final appointments start at 4:30pm.) Here are the directions for downloading the Microsoft Teams app and how to join the meeting


To Book Appointments:

Online appointments can be booked by visiting the link below. You can make up to 5 appointments per week (1 appointment per day). Appointments begin at their scheduled start time, and we ask that you sign in no more than 10 minutes before your scheduled start time. 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.eduHere are the directions for downloading the Microsoft Teams app and how to join the meeting


Drop-in Sessions:

Online drop-in sessions allow students to work with our writing consultants without first making an appointment. Drop-ins are first come, first served. Use the link below to sign in to the drop-in queue. You will receive directions for connecting with your writing consultant at sign in. Here are the directions for downloading the Microsoft Teams app and how to join the meeting

Please note: Signing in to the drop-in queue does not guarantee being seen by a peer tutor or writing consultant. Students looking to reserve a set session time should book an appointment. 

Drop-in availability for writing (all subjects): Monday - Friday 10am-4:30pm; Saturday 12pm-4:30pm. One-on-one, 30-minute sessions. 


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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 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?

  • Can a Writing Lab staff member present in my class?

  • Does the Writing Lab offer workshops? Can I require my students to attend?

  • 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

Although we are working remotely now, the Writing Lab's physical location is in Library West 202. Enter the library through the Library West entrance, located alongside the ArtLab.  You will see “Center for Academic Achievement” and “Writing Lab upstairs” on the glass doors.  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 will be located straight ahead.

 If you are looking at the 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 201A

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Spring 2021 Online Appointment Hours

Monday - Friday, 10:00am - 5:00pm

Saturday, 12:00pm - 5:00pm