Writing Lab is located in Kent Library 412 on the Southeast
Missouri State University campus. University students,
faculty, and community members can visit the Writing Lab for
face-to-face help with writing issues at all levels.
Submit a paper to the OWL:
The online writing lab (OWL) is a
service available only to currently enrolled students at
Southeast Missouri State University. To submit a draft of a paper
to the OWL for
assistance, go to the
"Incoming" drop Box at this link. You'll be prompted to log in
with your SEKey. Then just click on "add file" to upload a
Word document from your computer.
that the OWL is closed during University holidays such
as spring break and fall break.
In the "description"
box, you should write a brief note telling us what the assignment
guidelines were and what kind of
help you would like on the draft. The checklist below may help you determine what you want the tutor
to focus on.
Is the main idea (thesis) or purpose clear?
Does anything need further explanation or
description? Or is there something that doesn't seem relevant and should be omitted? If
you are arguing a point, have you made a convincing case? Does the paper achieve the
purpose you have in mind?
Is the paper effectively organized? Are the
supporting ideas or sections or stages clearly separate? Are they in the most effective
order? Would the paper be easy to outline?
Is there a sentence or passage that might
confuse the reader?
Is there a technical matter (in
punctuation, grammar, word choice, documentation style, or something else) you are unsure
If you want us to notify your instructor that you
submitted a draft, please include the instructor's email address
in the description box.
Remember, the writing tutors don't
proofread your work for you; rather, they will help to show you
how to improve your own writing. For more details, see "Ways
See tutor's comments: We will try to respond to your request
within 48 hours. When the tutor has responded to your
paper, it will be in
the "finished" drop box. You can check this drop box
periodically to see if it's ready. Once your paper is in
the "finished" drop box, you can
download it and open it in
Word to see the tutor's comments.