The Writing Center
Writing can be challenging. At times, the writing process may be difficult. The Writing Center at FLCC is the perfect go-to place to get the support you need to improve your writing and critical thinking skills. It's staffed with mentors who are available to explain concepts and provide guidance on your writing projects. This center is free to use and open to all FLCC students.
Accessing Reference Materials
In the Writing Center, you'll have access to writing samples and formatting handbooks for APA, MLA, and CSE. Dictionaries and copies of current textbooks are also available for use, among other resources. For step-by-step instructions on how to format papers in APA or MLA style, check out The Purdue Online Writing Lab. If you are looking for quick tips on how to solve common grammar issues, visit QuickAndDirtyTips.com.
Pursue our Mentoring Sessions
From generating your first ideas to providing a review on draft content, our mentors are here to discuss your writing and critical thinking, and they'll provide ways of moving forward from wherever you are in the process. To maximize your time with our mentors, we ask that you bring the following to every mentoring session:
- Everything related to the project at hand (the syllabus, the assignment, related notes and drafts, and pertinent textbooks)
- Any suggestions an instructor or reader has made on your work
- Realistic expectations of what we can accomplish in the time you've chosen to work with a mentor
Schedule a Mentoring Session
You'll find our mentoring sessions typically last between 30 minutes and an hour. No appointments are necessary. However, they are available, and we encourage you to reserve a spot. To reserve a spot or to find out more information on our mentoring sessions, check out our schedule, or stop by or call the Writing Center.