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Writing Center Services Menu

The Palm Bay Writing Center is happy to provide you with assistance in any step of the writing process. Please explore each category to view our full range of available services.

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Getting Started

  • Understanding the assignment
  • Choosing or focusing a topic
  • Creating or revising a thesis
  • Finding supporting ideas
  • Formatting the document


  • Selecting supporting ideas
  • Organizing the content
  • Creating a map or outline


  • Creating an introduction
  • Creating a conclusion
  • Adding supporting detail
  • Integrating source material
  • Citing source material


We can help you improve the following:

  • logic of the supporting material
  • the overall organization
  • flow of information
  • connections between thesis and support
  • the introduction
  • the conclusion
  • word choice
  • sentence variety


  • Fixing punctuation errors
  • Maintaining subject-verb agreement
  • Using appropriate verb tense
  • Fixing word ending errors
  • Eliminating first/second person use (I, you)
  • Correcting pronoun errors

Contacts & Online Resources

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: 8 AM - 8 PM

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.