Southeast Missouri State University Center for Writing Excellence

Center for Writing Excellence


Phone: (573) 651-2460

The Center for Writing Excellence provides writing support to the faculty, staff, and students of Southeast, as well as writers from beyond the campus.  From this Web site, you can access information and resources for all of its programs:


The Writing Lab

The Writing Lab is located on the fourth floor of Kent Library, and provides face-to-face tutorials for all writers, along with other services.  Access center hours and staff, information on how to get the most of your tutorial, and more from the menu to the left.


The OWL (Online Writing Lab)

The online version of the Writing Lab, the OWL allows you to submit drafts and ask questions electronically.  You can also review dozens of tutorials on grammar, mechanics, writing with sources, and other topics.  NOTE: Please allow at least 24 hours for a response to your online submission.  If you have any questions, please email us.


Writing Proficiency Exams (Writing Assessment)

The Writing Assessment program provides measurement of and feedback on the teaching and learning of writing at Southeast.  Online resources include descriptions of all the tests in the assessment sequence (WP001, WP002, WP003), a description of the holistic scoring method used at Southeast, and dates and locations of WP003 exams this semester.


The Writing in the Disciplines Program

The Writing in the Disciplines (WID) Program provides support to faculty teaching writing in discipline-specific courses.


Tutor with student 

photo Allen Gathman

2008 Southeast MO St. U.
Updated October 15, 2008
by Allen Gathman