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Learning Support Services

Writing Center

LSS

Paper Submission

Guidelines

We highly recommend you call or stop by to schedule a one-on-one appointment with a writing tutor rather than submit your work electronically. However, if you are an online student and cannot physically come to the Center, then feel free to send your paper through this medium.

Remember: We do not edit, proofread, or evaluate your paper against an assignment sheet or rubric! We want to work on specific parts of the paper that YOU are struggling with or feel you could use help with during your composition process. Because of this, present as many specific questions as you can in your email to help us understand where you are struggling.

To get assistance with a paper by email, please send your essay as an attachment in a Word document, or paste the paragraph or sentence you are needing help with into the body of the email and send it to wcenter@siue.edu.

When we get your paper, we will schedule it for the next available appointment (which will vary in time, depending on how busy we are). Email sent after 2 p.m. Friday may not be checked until Monday. Email is not checked on the weekends or holidays.

Include the following information in your email:

  • Your name
  • Your instructor’s name
  • The class (department & number)
  • The assignment (briefly describe it) — very important!

We do our best to offer the same services online that we do in the Writing Center. Because of this, we hold the same following parameters for all tutoring sessions:

  • All tutoring sessions are limited to 30 minutes.
  • Students are allowed two sessions a week (either in-person or email) and limited to one a day.

NOTE: Getting help by email can be more complicated than a face-to-face meeting, so make sure you are including multiple questions or descriptions of what you are struggling with. Please be patient and allow plenty of time for a response (up to 48 hours) and to give yourself enough time to revise the paper before the due date. This process is not automated, so you’re not going to get an instant response, but we will work to ensure you hear back as soon as possible.

 

Location
Student Success Center 1254

Fall 2019
Hours of Operation

Monday and Wednesday
8:00am - 7:00pm

Tuesday and Thursday
8:00am - 8:00pm

Friday
8:00am - 4:00pm

Saturday
9:00am - 1:00pm

We are CLOSED Sunday

 

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