Writing Center

The FMU Writing Center, located in Founders Hall 114-C, is available to assist all students improve their current writing abilities and acquire the skills needed to succeed at writing tasks in academic and professional communities.

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Trained student consultants and English department faculty consultants provide one-to-one assistance on a wide range of writing tasks and projects, including research papers for all disciplines, literary analyses, creative writing, lab reports, resumes, business letters, and graduate school applications.

Students are invited to meet with a consultant at any stage of the writing process for guidance on generating a topic, clarifying a thesis statement, building an argument, reorganizing paragraphs, incorporating research, revising a draft, or learning about grammatical errors. The Writing Center encourages students to use writing as a means of personal expression and as a tool for learning in and beyond the university environment.

FMU Writing Center Schedule

Spring 2023

Please log into our schedule to make an appointment.

Face-to-face appointments (in FH 114C) are available Monday-Thursday 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. and Friday 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

Online appointments are available Sunday-Thursday 5:00 p.m.- 8:00 p.m.

If you have any questions about our tutorial service, please contact us at 843.661.1528.

Video Tutorials

How do I make an account in WCOnline for the Writing Center and Tutoring Center?

How do I make an appointment in the Writing Center or Tutoring Center? How can I cancel an appointment I’ve already made?

Preparing for Online Tutorials

The FMU Writing Center has created a video to help you navigate the online tutoring space. Click below for a brief tutorial on how it all works.

Writing Center Services

Trained writing consultants are available to provide FMU students with one-to-one conferences about their writing projects for any class–not just English. In addition, we help students with creative writing, resumes and cover letters, and personal projects.

Students are invited to meet with a consultant at any stage of the writing process, though we ask that students bring along any pre-writing notes, research materials, or drafts that may help us discuss their work. Also, students should also bring along the assignment sheets from their instructors. While we will not proofread work for grammatical errors, we will help students to learn how to spot their own errors and gain the skills needed to succeed at writing tasks. Tutorials are available by appointment or on a drop-in basis.

To meet with a tutor, please call 843-661-1528 or stop by the Writing Center in Founders Hall 114-C.

Each semester the Writing Center hosts a series of workshops on a variety of writing-related topics, including information about basic writing skills, research papers, documentation formats, and employment materials. Each interactive presentation is designed to equip students with the skills they need to succeed at writing tasks in academic and professional environments. Contact the Writing Center for details.

If you have a quick question about grammatical usage, let us help you find the answer. Please call 843-661-1528 to speak with a writing consultant.

The Writing Center offers convenient online appointments through WCOnline, our online scheduling system. You can log into our scheduling system here to book an online appointment. Then choose a tutor with “Online Appt” after his or her name.

Use Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox to access our system. Five to ten minutes before your appointment, log into the system and click on your appointment time. Then click the red text that indicates you will begin your appointment. You will then be entered into the appointment screen. Please wait for your tutor to join you.

For your appointment, you will need a stable Internet connection as well as speakers and a microphone (we recommend a headset). We will talk with you during your appointment, and you will be able to upload your paper and discuss it with your tutor.  (If, for some reason, we can’t talk and hear each other, we may need to reschedule you for a face-to-face appointment in the Writing Center). Online appointments last 60 minutes.

We look forward to meeting you online!

Contact Information

Lindsey Banister

Dr. Lindsey E. Banister

Assistant Professor of English,br/> Director of the Writing Center

Office: FH 122
Phone: 843-661-1857

photo of Delilah Clark

Dr. Delilah D. Clark

Assistant Professor of English
Assistant Director of the Writing Center

Office: FH 118
Phone: 843-661-1387

Writing Center Phone: (843) 661-1528

CASA Phone: (843) 661-1400

English Department Phone: (843) 661-1371
Fax: (843) 661-4676