COVID-19 Update: As of Aug. 3, select EFSC services are available on campus, with prior appointments required in most cases and facial coverings and social distancing requirements in place. See the Updated Student Services Guide for details about on-campus access and continuing virtual services. EFSC will reopen its four campuses in August for the Fall Term with many classes online, limited in-person classes and safety measures in place to protect against COVID-19. View Reopening Plan updates & FAQ.

Online Writing Resources

Online Writing Lab (OWL)
Writing tutors review submitted papers, scholarship essays and job applications Monday through Thursday until 3 PM. Anything submitted after 3 PM Thursday is reviewed the following Monday. Turn-around time is usually 24 hours or less.

EFSC Library Resources
Online writing resources, including MLA and APA tips, are available on our LibGuides site.


COVID-19 Update: Virtual Tutoring Information


Due to the Coronavirus emergency, all Writing Center services are being offered virtually until further notice. Virtual Tutoring via the online Microsoft Teams platform is available for current EFSC students. Visit the virtual tutoring web page for more details and hours. You can also access EFSC's third-party online tutoring service SmartThinking and EFSC's Online Writing Lab. Contact the Writing Centers via email:

Building confident writers

Located in the Academic Success Center in Building 1, Room 234, the Palm Bay Writing Center team recognizes how difficult writing can be, and we are here to help. We assist EFSC students, staff and faculty through all stages of the writing process, from topic selection and conceptualization to polishing final drafts.

Our main goal is to help you write an organized, clear, effective document by way of one-on-one or small group tutoring sessions. While we will not compose or edit a paper for the writer, we have the tools and knowledge to guide you through almost any writing task.

Please see our Menu of Services.

In addition to constructive tutoring sessions, we offer:

  • Writing resources including grammar handbooks, reference sheets and citation guides
  • Workshops on writing topics
  • Academic use computers with Microsoft Office

We are here to assist with any writing project, so bring your questions about course assignments, professional letters, creative writing, college and scholarship applications and any other document to us. Those with appointments are given priority, but we accommodate walk-ins whenever possible.

You may request an appointment by phone at 321-433-5252 or by visiting us in person.

Contacts, Hours & Events

Call to request an appointment for priority service, but walk-ins are also welcome.
Palm Bay Writing Center, Bldg. 1, Rm. 234
(inside the Academic Success Center)
Hours: Mon. - Thurs., 8 AM - 8 PM