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.
It is tedious and monotonous… I can’t concentrate on it… It is difficult even to start… How many of you were thinking the same when you had to write something? I am sure, a lot. So, why isn’t everyone an excellent writer? Why isn’t it just a “natural” process? What is it about writing that […]
What do you think when you open a newspaper or a magazine? What is the first impression when you see a title of an article? Can you understand by the title what is it about? Will it be interesting for you or not? I’m just a beginner in teaching. I started this new semester in […]
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 […]