The Writing Center

The Writing Center provides students with writing instruction and assistance with APA style and formatting and Forest Institute’s Style Guide for theses and doctoral projects. All Forest students may seek assistance with course papers, candidacy essays, proposals, capstone projects, theses, or doctoral projects. Writing Center assistants are available during posted hours and by appointment to provide one-on-one consultation.

Our goal is to serve the Forest Institute community by empowering student authors to become better writers, editors, critical thinkers, and communicators.

We are not an editing or proofreading service, but we can work with you to improve specific segments of your document or project.

We provide the following services.

  • Guidance on APA and Forest Institute’s style and formatting requirements
  • Assistance with developing ideas and structuring manuscripts
  • Consultation for developing PowerPoint presentations or posters
  • Assistance with preparation of cover letters, resumes, or curricula vitae


Before you schedule an appointment with a Writing Center Assistant, please consider the following steps:

Have you checked the hours posted on the Writing Center door (Room 114 in the library) to see if you can come in during our walk-in hours?


If you need help with formatting your capstone, thesis, or doctoral project, have you made an attempt on your own using the documents found on E360?


If you need help with APA style, have you used the resources listed on the library webpage?


Please send an email to if you would like to make an appointment or if you have any specific questions.

Please include the following information when emailing the Writing Center to schedule an appointment:

  • Name
  • Degree Program
  • With what do you need help?
  • Have you already consulted the documents and websites listed above?
  • By whom were you referred? (i.e., Self, Friend, Professor, Chair, or Other)
  • What days and times work best for you?


Thank you for your interest in the Writing Center! The Writing Center Assistant will contact you shortly after receiving your email to set up a time to meet with you.