Online writing lab
Staffed by graduate and undergraduate readers trained at responding to the work of their peers both critically and constructively, the OWL provides free tutoring assistance to the Boston College community. Read the instructional pages or presentations for that topic,and then do the practice exercises. All exercises have answer keys, so you cancheck your own work. Welcome to the Purdue OWL.
The Writing Lab at Purdue (in-person consultations)Purdue University students, faculty, and staff at our West Lafayette, IN campus may access this area for information on the award-winningPurdue Writing Lab. This area includes Writing Lab hours, services, and contact information. This free service is provided for WSU Vancouver students who are unable to come directly into the writing center for a consultation. The OWL is an easy and convenient way for students to get direct feedback on their writing or get answers to their questions about writing or the writing center via e-mail.
Writing consultants give careful attention to all OWL papers and try to give timely responses. As with face to face consultations, the OWL is approached with a similar philosophy. OWL responses focus first on issues of larger concern such as content, purpose, and organization and move on to issues of sentence structure and grammar when necessary.Feel free to submit any kind of writing assignment for any discipline.
Depending on the type or length of the paper, OWL responses may vary in length and focus. However, any follow up questionsWriting Centerconsultants do not proofread or edit writing. Consultants aim to help writers better understandand practice writing as a series of informed choices made in a variety ofacademic, professional, personal, and civic contexts.
Our consultants cannotcorrect, revise, or adapt writing. Consultants will not read the document in order to find errors and make corrections. We do not edit or proofread. Like regular appointments in the Writing Center, consultants spend a maximum of 45 minutes with each paper, so all concerns may not be addressed.Because followinga style guide involves the kind of detail that cannot be explained, only shown,OWL consultants will not comment onreference pages, including, but not limited to, MLA Works-Cited pages andAPA References pages.
Information about formatting and citations can also be found he.