COVID-19 Information

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Center for Writing Excellence

As with most places and events across campus, the Writing Lab will operate a bit differently this semester. We are still in Memorial Hall for writing support, but in an effort to “Protect the Nest,” all tutoring sessions will be by appointment only. Follow these step-by-step instructions to schedule an appointment.

Please feel free to contact us with any questions or concerns about this new process.

Student writing

The Center for Writing Excellence provides writing support to the faculty, staff, and students of Southeast, as well as writers from beyond the campus. The Center has three main areas of activity.

Writing Lab

An online and face-to-face resource to assist students at all levels to develop as writers.

Quick Reference Guide

Tutorials for common writing problems, how-to formatting guides, and guides to both APA and MLA citation styles.

Helix: A Journal of Interdisciplinary Research

Helix is a publication of undergraduate and graduate research from across all disciplines at Southeast.

Writing in the Disciplines

Support for faculty as writing instructors in their areas of expertise.

Writing Proficiency Exams

The center oversees the administration and scoring of placement exams and outcomes assessment exams in college writing.

CWE Newsletter


Memorial Hall 103
Center for Writing Excellence
One University Plaza, MS 4185
Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63701