Online Writing Lab (OWL)

The Online Writing Lab (OWL) is an Internet-based writing lab. Students can send their writing assignments to the OWL, and a tutor will send them an email response within 24 hours.

How to send your writing to the OWL

  • Read the information listed under “Important Announcements” very carefully.
  • Fill in the “Student Information” fields. Here’s an example:
  • Copy and paste or type your detailed assignment description into the box under “Submission Information.” This step is very important! If you don’t send us a detailed assignment description, we will not be able to send you a response that week. Here’s an example:
  • Fill in the information about when your assignment is due and what part of the assignment you are sending to the OWL.
  • Choose one or two questions for your OWL tutor to answer.
  • Copy and paste your writing for the assignment into the box under “Paste your work here.” You can paste up to 1,000 words. Then click on the submit button.
  • After you submit your writing, you will receive two email messages from the OWL:
    • One confirmation email that lets you know that we received your writing
    • One personal response from your OWL tutor within 24 hours