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.
The center oversees the administration and scoring of placement exams and outcomes
assessment exams in college writing.
An online and face-to-face resource to assist students at all levels to develop as
Support for faculty as writing instructors in their areas of expertise.
Tutorials for common writing problems, how-to formatting guides, and guides to both
APA and MLA citation styles.
Do you want your writing to be understood and remembered? Do you want it to be organized and powerful? What if I told you that one writing technique could help with all of those things? Using parallel structure will improve the clarity, flow, and effectiveness of your writing. For example, in The Tragedy of […]
Once upon a time a professor handed out a writing assignment sheet. As she walked around the room, she reminded us to be consistent with verb tense, accurate with punctuation, and remember using parallel structure.* Wait . . . what? Parallel structure is the repetition of a grammatical pattern within a sentence. Such patterns […]
What kind of image does this little bit of dialogue conjure in your mind? Did you imagine an old man from the 1920s with a cigar in his mouth or did you see some punk kid imitating a lousy movie about gangsters? Depending on dialogue, a character can be seen in many different ways for […]
Let me paint a word picture for you my lovely reader. You wake up in the morning, it is one of the final weeks of classes and you are ready for Christmas break. You climb out of bed, stretch your arms, and are ready to greet the day; maybe you even have a little breakfast. […]