About the Lab and Resources

This site contains information to assist students with improving their writing skills.

Student handouts are free to the public. They are designed to be simple and easy to understand guidelines on a variety of college writing topics in which students may have difficulty. Handouts are organized by topic and are taken from a variety of sources, but they mostly match the handouts available in the Writing Lab in Melton 102.

Resources on Campus:

The Writing Lab in Garnett 117 (in the lower level)

Writing tutoring is available for writers at all stages of composition and for all papers across the curriculum. Tutors are trained to coach students to self-sufficient writing. The Writing Lab is a good place to get a second set of eyes to make sure the student has met the teacher’s requirements. Tutors will make sure what the student meant to say comes across in the paper and will help students learn how to identify and correct any minor sentence-level errors.

Types of Tutoring:

In the Writing Lab

For face-to-face tutoring, students will meet with tutors in the Writing Lab in Garnett 117.


For online tutoring, students can send papers to the Online Writing Lab (OWL) through their Bearmail account to WPOWL@MissouriState.edu and get feedback within 24 hours.

Students can also use the Tutor Talk feature to chat online in real time with a tutor.

Tutoring Hours:

Hours for face-to-face tutoring and Tutor Talk
Fall 2017: 8 AM-8 PM Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday; 8 AM-6 PM Thursday; 8 AM-5 PM Friday