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.  


All Writing Lab Services are closed and will resume for Fall 2021 on Tuesday, August 24th


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 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 appointment meeting

Appointments are available Monday - Friday 11am-4pm; Saturday 12pm-4pm.


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. 

You will be added to our Drop-in Queue on Microsoft Teams; watch your Teams messages for your estimated wait time and for how to get connected to your session. 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 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 thenuse 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?

  • 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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Writing Lab services will resume for Fall 2021 on Tuesday, August 24th