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Writing Center

The Writing Center will be closed on Monday, 3/27. Classes are not in session due to the Governance meeting and Professional Development day.

Writing Center Spring 2023 Update

Online Writing Appointments are now available Tuesdays 6-9 PM and Wednesdays 6-8 PM! We also offer online appointments during regular business hours.  Book an appointment here.

About Us

The Writing Center is a free service for all registered students currently enrolled in courses. Peer and professional tutors work with students in a friendly, supportive atmosphere.

Our goal is to help students become confident in expressing their own ideas. Whether you are just getting started or want to go from a B+ to an A, we assist you at any stage, from thought to page, and welcome all writing projects.

Tutoring appointments are available online or on-campus.

Our Services

Everyone can benefit from tutoring. We work with all writing projects and can offer individualized support.

Some of the most common reasons students attend writing tutoring include:

  • Getting Started
  • Developing their own writing process
  • Improving academic vocabulary
  • Outlining/Organization
  • Crafting a Thesis Statement
  • Grammar & Punctuation
  • Citation Guidance

"How do I talk to my professors?" or "I have to give a presentation. Can I practice?" are some of the most common requests for conversation tutoring.

Whether it is how to initiate a conversation with a new person or participate more in class, conversation skills tutoring is run by the peer tutors---these are students just like you. 

Some of the most common reasons students attend conversation tutoring include:

  • Presentations
  • Introducing themselves and meeting new people
  • Building confidence in social and academic situations
  • Talking to Professors
  • Engaging in class more
  • Practicing English Language fluency

ELA is designed for students whose first language is not English and want to work on their academic English and fluency skills. ELA tutors are often multilingual and/or have extensive experience tutoring speakers of other languages. These sessions focus on building vocabulary and fluency. 

We strive to be an inclusive center and work with all learners. Our approach is student-centered with a focus on identity consciousness. We embrace all students and their stories. 

Any student may request an accommodation including recording sessions, intermittent breaks, extra time to access and exit the space, wider space, use of assistive technology, and/or attendance of a support person or animal.

Students who may benefit from working with a preferred tutor on a consistent basis or more than twice per week, per course may be accommodated on a referral basis. 

Academic Coaching is a service for any student who wants executive function support. For questions about coaching or setting-up an appointment, please contact Ashley Perrone, Assistant Director, at Email

Writing Center accommodations are arranged by emailing Alicia Brienza, Director, at Alicia Brienza.

We value your privacy. Please note that students do not need to disclose a disability or diagnosis to request an accommodation. 

For information about registering with the Disability Service Center, please visit their website.


Questions about the Writing Center? View our Frequently Asked Questions as well as the General and Appointment policies below.

Each session is adapted to meet the student's needs. Students will share their work either by bringing a hard copy or on Google Docs. Sessions begin with the tutor asking questions about the specific assignment, guidelines, and type of paper.

Appointments are discussion-based and include the student's writing process, goals for the appointment, and challenges/strengths of the specific writing. Throughout the appointment, the tutor will make suggestions with student input. Afterwards, the tutor will email a summary of the session to the student.

The objective of each session is for students to leave with a plan and next steps. We strive for students to become self-sufficient and develop their own writing process. Sessions are geared towards students making progress, and tutors may suggest an additional session. 

Appointments are 35-40 minutes, and it's best to come prepared. 

Before the Appointment

  • Be prepared with a hard-copy or to share your work on Google Docs.
  • Review the assignment guidelines and ask the professor follow-up questions.
  • Complete any necessary reading or research. Librarians are available to assist you with the research process. 
  • If you are struggling with how to get started-that's okay! Tutors can help you with an outline, organization, and other pre-writing techniques. 
  • Bring a copy of your draft and/or, if it is a rewrite, the professor's feedback.
  • It is best practice to have attempted to correct the paper based on the professor's feedback before the appointment. This allows for more time with the tutor and serves you best. 

During the Appointment

  • Share with the tutor what you hope to achieve in the session and any strengths/challenges with writing. Tutors can help you set realistic expectations.
  • Ask follow-up questions. Tutors are here to help you understand anything that is unclear. 

After the Appointment

  • Tutors will email a summary of the session. Review the feedback and book a follow-up appointment, if the tutor suggests one or if you are still unclear. 
  • It is best practice to make progress, based on the tutor's feedback, before booking another appointment. You may know more than you think! 
  • Come to the Writing Center prepared. 
    • Bring a copy of your paper and/or any materials related to the assignment. Be prepared with a hard copy or to share on Google Docs.
  • Attend the tutoring session.
    • All appointments require the student or group members to be present. 
  • Writing tutors assist with general writing.
  • The Writing Center is a shared space.
    • Tutors may end a session if a student is not prepared, engaged, or conducting themselves according to the Student Code of Conduct.
  • Appointments are 35-40 minutes.
  • Students may book up to (2) sessions per week for each class. 
  • All appointments are managed through the Bookings scheduling system. 
  • Appointments are booked at least 24 hours in advance and scheduled up to 2 weeks (14 days) in advance.
  • Walk-in appointments may be accommodated but are not guaranteed. 


  • Students can reschedule or cancel an appointment on Bookings up to 24 hours before their appointment start time.
  • Students who need to cancel or reschedule an appointment should contact the Writing Center staff during normal business hours at 934-420-2082 or by e-mailing
  • Excessive cancellations will receive a warning notice and may result in preventing students from scheduling any additional appointments for the remainder of the semester. 


  • Students who do not arrive within the first 15 minutes of their appointment, without notifying the staff of their lateness, will have their session cancelled and marked as a “No-show”.
    • Students who are marked as a "No-show" will forfeit their appointment and are not permitted to schedule a walk-in.
    • After two "No-show" incidents, students will receive a warning notice. Any subsequent no-shows will prevent students from scheduling any additional appointments for the remainder of the semester.


Events & Workshops

Everyone can benefit from learning in a group setting about a particular topic. The Writing Center offers workshops and events throughout the semester for students to explore particular topics in writing more deeply. The format is activity and discussion-based with a focus on developing personalized strategies. Workshops serve as both a refresher for more experienced writers and an introduction for students who are newer to writing and want to learn foundational skills.

Workshops are open to all FSC students.  All events will be held in the Writing Center from 11:00 AM- Noon unless otherwise noted. See below for a list of our semester events and workshops. 

Preregistration is not needed, but seating is limited and available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Please check-in at the front desk upon arrival and make sure to have your FSC student ID card with you.

Class visits and workshops are available for fall, spring, and summer semesters. We offer a warm, welcoming space at our center to host events and workshops for programs and courses. Our space can accommodate most class sizes and is equipped with computers and instructor's station. 

For a complete list of services for faculty/staff and to schedule, please fill-out this form: Faculty and Staff WC Request or email for any questions. 


Writing Center Events

Name Date Time Location
Run-on Sentence and Fragments 3/28/23 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Greenley Library, 318
"But I Hate Writing:" Discovering Your Unique Voice for Stronger Papers 3/30/23 11:00 AM - 2:53 PM Greenley Library, 318
The Academic Essay: Evidence and Analysis 4/4/23 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Greenley Library, 318
What is Plagiarism? Overview of MLA 4/11/23 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Greenley Library, 318
What is Plagiarism? Overview of APA 4/13/23 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Greenley Library, 318

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Greenley Hall, Room 318


Alicia Brienza

Office Hours | Spring 2023

Monday 9:00am - 6:00pm
Tuesday 9:00am - 5:00pm
Wednesday 9:00am - 5:00pm
Thursday 9:00am - 5:00pm
Friday 9:00am - 3:00pm

These hours will be in effect from Monday, January 30 through Tuesday, May 16.

Whenever classes are cancelled or delayed due to inclement weather, the Writing Center will also be closed during those times. 

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Last Modified 3/24/23