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Writing Lab


Spring 2021

Face-to-Face Tutoring Sessions

The Writing Lab is still here in Memorial Hall for writing support, but in an effort to “Protect the Nest,” our procedure for in-person visits has been modified. Here’s an overview of what to expect with a face-to-face session.

Instead of dropping by, you will now need to make an appointment and submit your paper prior to your appointment. These activities are conveniently located in our Online Writing Lab in Canvas.

Once enrolled, you will have access to the Online Writing Lab.

Now, we are just a couple of clicks away. First, navigate to Schedule Appointment. Choose the date and time when you would like to visit. You will receive a reminder email one day prior to your appointment. If you are unable to keep your appointment, please cancel your appointment as soon as possible.

After scheduling your appointment, navigate to Dropbox for Scheduled Appointments and upload your paper to the dropbox. You are now ready for your appointment.

One of our tutors will review your paper and be ready to provide writing support once you arrive for your appointment. Even though you submitted your paper electronically, you still need to bring a hard copy (paper copy) of your paper to your appointment, so that we can practice social distancing during the session.

All faculty, staff, students, and visitors are required to wear masks when on campus. If you are unable to wear a mask, please use the Online Writing Lab for writing support.

The Writing Lab, located in room 103 of Memorial Hall, provides face-to-face writing support to university and community clients. The tutors in the Writing Lab will:

  • help you with your writing at any stage of the process. For detailed information, be sure to visit the Ways Tutors Help page.
  • offer in-class presentations;

What our Writing Lab tutors will not do is simply proofread your paper; please read the Policy on Proofreading for more information.

Summer Hours of Operation

Monday through Friday, 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Closed Saturday and Sunday

Fall/Spring Hours of Operation

Monday 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Saturday Closed
Sunday 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM



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