Online Writing Lab, (OWL)

What is O.W.L.?

O.W.L. is short for “Online Writing Lab.” SC4’s Writing Center uses O.W.L. as a way to offer greater availability and assistance to students through the convenience of an online platform.

Students who wish to have their paper reviewed by a Writing Center (WC) Team Member can submit their work to O.W.L. Once submitted, a team member will claim a student’s work, review it, and respond by providing helpful feedback within the comment section. The feedback team member responds with the paper’s strengths, which areas need further attention, and answer any specific questions a student may have. A WC team member will provide suggestions for improvement – not edit, correct, or change anything within a paper.

Once finished with the review process, the team member will send a paper back to its student for them to consider and make the changes they see fit. If students have any questions or comments about the feedback given, the WC encourages they reach out to a team member.

How do I submit my paper?

To submit a paper to O.W.L., simply fill out the form below.

Students need to fill out the form and upload their paper. The file upload should be in .txt, .doc, and .docx formats not a PDF – Word and Google documents are best.

Then students can expect to see their paper with feedback within two business days.

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Click or drag files to this area to upload. You can upload up to 5 files.
Allowed file extensions: .doc, .txt, .docx
PDFs are not allowed.