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In order for us to serve you as quickly as possible, please submit your draft using the form linked at the bottom of the directions page. Do not send your draft as an email attachment. Drafts that are submitted as attachments will be returned unread.
We’ll be happy to look over your paper for you, but you will need to submit it through the Online Writing Lab page in Canvas.
For online feedback, upload your paper to the Online Paper Submission dropbox.
If you’d like to see a tutor face to face, please submit your paper to the Dropbox for Scheduled Appointments and reserve an appointment on our Microsoft Bookings calendar.
Please contact us at (573) 651-2460 if you have any questions.
Tutors will respond to your submission within 72 business hours, as a rule. Mid-term and end-of-the-semester are busy times and we may not be able to respond to your submission as quickly. Otherwise, we usually are able to respond the same day we receive your submission.
The Writing Lab's hours are Monday – Thursday 9:00 AM – 9:00 PM, Friday 9 AM – 2 PM, and Sunday 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM. If you send us a paper on Friday afternoon, we may not be able to retrieve it until Monday morning, and you may not hear from us until Tuesday, depending on how busy we are.
As a rule of thumb, we ask that you limit online submissions to about 2000 words. If your draft is lengthy and complex, you should come to the Writing Lab for a face-to-face conference. Longer papers can be handled online, but turn around time will be longer, and some issues may still require face-to-face assistance.
Graduate Students: In most instances, for assistance with a major paper (e.g., a master's thesis), please call us at 573-651-2460 and set up an appointment for a face-to-face conference.