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The ARC is pleased to offer the option of an online Writing Lab! All you need to do is submit your paper as an e-mail attachment to the address below along with some information so that we can best serve your personal writing needs.  A writing tutor will look over your paper and address your concerns. We can help you identify your own errors and offer suggestions for improvement. Finally, we will return your paper with these suggestions via e-mail. Before using the online Writing Lab, please note the following:

Please allow 72 hours (excluding weekends) for your paper to be reviewed and returned.  For best results, submit your paper well in advance of the assignment due date.

ARC tutors will not proofread your paper; we will look for error patterns and show you ways to correct your own paper.

Here are some suggestions for areas with which you may need help:

  • thesis statement
  • introduction and/or conclusion
  • paragraph transitions
  • coherence
  • sentence structure
  • writing in English as a second language

Please provide the following information in the body of your e-mail:

  • Name (First and Last) and student number
  • Home or cell phone number (in case we need to contact you)
  • NCMC E-mail address
  • Date the assignment is due
  • Course (name and number) and the instructor
  • Give a brief description of the writing assignment (so we know how to help you!)
  • Areas of concern you would like us to address

Please take the time to answer all of these questions so that we have the information we need to help you!  Finally, before you send the e-mail, don't forget to attach your paper (please only send Word documents). If you need help attaching your work or have other questions, please call (660) 359-3948 Ext. 1334 for assistance.

Papers MUST be submitted ONLY from your pirates email account. PLEASE NOTE: SUBMISSIONS RECEIVED AFTER HOURS OR DURING A COLLEGE HOLIDAY OR WEEKEND WILL BE REVIEWED IN THE ORDER RECEIVED DURING THE NEXT REGULAR ARC HOURS AND RESPONSES RETURNED AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.

FROM YOUR PIRATE EMAIL ACCOUNT, Please send submissions with the required information to owl@pirates.ncmissouri.edu

Let us know if you encounter any problems with this feature, and thank you for using the ARC Online Writing Lab!

This page last updated: April 1, 2014