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The Writing Center

The Writing Center

Distance Sessions


 What is a Distance Learning Session?

Distance Learning sessions are available for distance learning students (students who do not live locally and take classes entirely online) and students who are unable to visit the Writing Center in person during our hours of operation due to work or other circumstances. Due to limited staff availability, we are currently unable to offer online sessions to students who are taking courses on campus and who are able to visit the Writing Center in person during the hours of operation.
Distance Learning sessions are similar to in-person sessions. During your session, the writing consultant will spend 30 minutes providing electronic feedback on your assignment in the form of comments through Microsoft Office Word. Please note that while we can assist you with identifying issues of style or mechanics, we do not edit, proofread, or make changes to the assignment for you.  Your consultant will review and comment on as much of your assignment as he or she can during your 30-minute session before returning your paper.  You will need to revise your entire paper with the consultant’s comments in mind before resubmitting for an additional online session, not only the portion that was commented on originally.

Submitting Your Paper for a Distance Learning Session:

If you would like help with essay drafts during the semester and are a distance learning student or a student who cannot visit the Writing Center in person during the hours of operation, please send:
  1. a copy of your writing,
  2. your assignment instructions,
  3. and a completed Distance Learning Session Request Form as MS Word attachments via your FGCU Eagle mail to
***Please allow 3 business days (not including weekends or holidays) for a Writing Consultant to respond. Additionally, please note that this is not a guarantee and wait times can vary based on the number of submission waiting within the Distance Learning queue.  After receiving feedback, we are ask that you revise the entire paper before re-submitting. Assignments that have not been revised in their entirety will be returned and you will be asked to complete revisions before resubmitting.***