A New Dimension In Learning
Grayson College Library
Online Writing Labs (OWLs)
The Purdue University Writing Lab is one of the largest and most fully developed OWLs on the Web. It was founded in 1976 by Dr. Muriel Harris as a resource for Purdue writers. In an attempt to bring the Writing Lab to students no matter where they were, Dr. Harris and David Taylor started the world's first Online Writing Lab (OWL) in 1994.
An independent site with articles on all stages of the writing process, from coming up with an idea to editing the final draft. Articles include useful practice exercises.
Series of handouts covering Stages of the Writing Process, Common Types of Writing Assignments, Grammar and Punctuation, Improving Your Writing Style, and Citing References in Your Paper.
Over a hundred short (two paragraphs to one page) articles on very detailed aspects of the writing process, from brainstorming a topic to using commas. Large table of contents organizes the articles by subject.
Many handouts organized by steps in the writing process.
Over 20 handouts organized into General Advice, Using Source, Getting it Right, Writing for a Specific Discipline.
Handouts on many topics including organization, grammar, style, and types of writing.