Online Writing Lab

When you need help with writing projects, visit the Online Writing Lab (OWL) for an extensive range of writing references and tools, from handbooks and style guides to expert feedback on your written drafts.

As you would expect, grammar, punctuation, and style are covered. But you will also find resources to help you refine your topic, write a thesis statement, organize and outline, and construct paragraphs that support your points.

If you need to use a particular documentation style, you can find help with APA style, MLA style, and Chicago style. And if writer’s anxiety strikes, you can find tips on how to deal with it. You can even find tips on how to get the most out of your word processor.

Submit your drafts for review and advice

To learn how to improve your writing, send a draft to the OWL. Submit your application essay, research paper, or other project, and a qualified writing coach will respond with advice on developing and organizing your document so that it better meets its purpose. You will also receive suggestions for improving your writing style.

Visit the Online Writing Lab