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About the OWL

Who can use the Online Writing Lab (OWL)?

Online Writing Lab

Accelerated, nursing, online, and off-campus students can use the IU Online Writing Lab (OWL). We offer email sessions and online web conferencing appointments.

Email Sessions:

You send your paper for review via email. Your paper is returned with suggestions for revision.

Read the email session overview and sign up for an email writing session.

Online Web Conferencing Appointments:

An online web conferencing appointment is a live, collaborative online 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 online web conferencing appointment overview and sign up for an online web conferencing appointment.

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.

IU OWL Email Hours

Monday - Wednesday

10 a.m. - 8 p.m.

Thursday

10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

 

For email sessions, allow

5 pages or less - 24 hour return

6 -11 pages - 48 hour return 

12-21 pages - 72 hour return 

 21+ pages - Call the Writing Center

 

Virtual sessions

Call the Writing Center
484-323-3494