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Online Writing Lab (OWL)

Online Writing Lab (OWL)

Coordinator: Christopher Roman croman2@kent.edu

The OWL (Online Writing Lab) provides students who may not be able to schedule a visit to the Writing Center the opportunity to receive helpful input on their writing assignments via Email.

Through the OWL, you can work with a Writing Assistant on any stage of your writing project. You can discuss...

• understanding the assignment and brainstorming for ideas
• discovering and forming a thesis
• expanding the scope and depth of your supporting details
• organizing, reorganizing, revising, and documenting
• strengthening your abilities to edit and proofread your own writing

Who can use the Kent State Tuscarawas OWL?
The OWL, like the Writing Center, is free to any student enrolled at Kent State Tuscarawas. OWL can help with writing assignments and projects for any class, at any level.

How do I use OWL?
Send an Email to the Writing Center describing your writing assignment and its due date, identifying the class and instructor, and detailing how you would like a Writing Assistant to help you. Attach a draft of your paper to this Email. NOTE: Be sure your attachment is in Microsoft Word Format.  

Address your Email to tuscwritingcenter@listserv.kent.edu with the subject heading “Paper for OWL from ”

When your draft is returned, the questions and comments from the Writing Assistant will be included in your text IN FULL CAPS. If you wish, you may follow up by revising and resubmitting your draft for further discussion of your questions and concerns.

How long will it take to receive a reply?
You may submit a paper at any time. The Writing Assistants will check for incoming
Email when they are not on duty during Writing Center hours Monday through Thursday. While you may receive a response the same day you submit your draft, you should plan for a day’s turnaround. Papers submitted Thursday after 1 p.m. through Sunday will not receive a response until the following Monday.

Because of the limited hours of the Writing Center schedule, submitting papers online should not be considered as a last minute option. Never send papers less than 24 hours before they are due.

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