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Online Help

Our consultants offer feedback on writing projects to students, staff, and faculty from all academic disciplines who submit work electronically via our Online Writing Lab or OWL. The Center for Writing is not a proofreading or editing service, but an instructional service. We can help you identify any patterns of grammatical or punctuation errors and help you correct those patterns. In addition to serving as a friendly audience, consultants address any issue a writer wishes to discuss. We address any specific concerns if you have them, and we can usually offer helpful advice on organization, style, clarity, grammar, and various research documentation styles.

What kinds of writing projects can we help you with?

research papers group papers
book, drama, and art reviews resumés and cover letters
internship reports research proposals
submissions for publication book manuscripts
creative and personal projects theses, treatises, and dissertations
graduate, medical, and law school applications ePortfolio components for the Academy of Tomorrow


How long will it take if you use the OWL?

A friendly reminder that the semester is nearing the end and we get very busy, so please plan ahead. As we approach the end of the semester the deadline for submitting to our online lab is noon, Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2019. The Center does not provide any services during finals week, as the tutors are conducting or taking final exams.

We read and comment on OWLs Mondays through Fridays from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. We respond to your requests in the order in which we receive them, usually within one or two business days. Keep in mind that if you need to speak with a consultant, you can schedule an appointment at the Main Center in 419 Reed Hall.


How can you access the OWL?

Please submit your paper as a Word document

For help, please complete the following form:

Such as book review assignment
Drop a file here or click to upload Choose File
Maximum upload size: 52.43MB