Who can use the Online Writing Lab (OWL)?
ACCEL, nursing, online, and off-site students can use the IU Online Writing Lab (OWL). We offer Email and Blackboard Collaborate sessions.
You send your paper for review via Email. Your paper is returned with suggestions for revision.
Blackboard Collaborate Sessions:
A Blackboard Collaborate Session is a live writing session with a Writing Assistant. In addition to sending your paper to the IU OWL Email, you must schedule an appointment to meet online with a Writing Assistant by calling the Writing Center at (484) 323-3494.
Read the Blackboard Collaborate overview and sign up for a Blackboard Collaborate session.
Not sure what you need assistance with?
See definitions of Commonly Used Revision Terms to help you fill out your concerns on the sign-up form.
What you can expect from us:
This Jing video provides a visual description of typical comments we send to students, so you know what to expect and how to interpret them. Here, you can view the script for the video. Please note: We do not offer revision suggestions regarding content.