Online Writing Lab (OWL)

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ABOUT THE ONLINE WRITING LAB (OWL)

 

The Online Writing Lab enables you to submit up to 10 pages of writing and receive written feedback from a tutor within 1 business day (not counting weekends). Simply upload your draft into the system and the system will email you the tutor's comments and notes once completed. A quick and easy way to get help with your writing.

 

WCOnline should email you the tutor's comments and notes once it's completed, but you should also be able to login to your WCOnline account to access it at any time. If you have any questions, please contact us (incent@lehigh.edu).

 

NOTE: Online Writing Conferences are recommended for students who wish to work on grammar.

 
Online Writing Lab
Head to our OWL schedule to make an appointment now!
 

Please follow the instructions below to submit your paper to the OWL:    
  • An image of the drop down schedule selection menu on WCOnline.
    Drop Down Menu
    Select the OWL schedule either on the sign on page or from the pull down menu at the top of the page once you've signed in.
  • An image of the OWL Schedule on WCOnline.
    OWL Schedule
    Click on the earliest available white block from any tutor. (All available OWL appointments will be a white colored block). NOTE: If no white blocks are visible, that means there are no OWL appointments left for that day, and the next day should be used.
  • An image of the Appointment Form for the OWL Schedule.
    Appointment Form
    Enter all required information in the form that pops up.
  • An image of where to upload files in the OWL appointment form.
    Upload Files
    Make sure to attach your draft as a .doc or .docx file at the bottom of the appointment form. You may also upload assignment sheets, professor feedback, etc. as separate documents.
  • Create Appointment
    Then click on CREATE APPOINTMENT.

Commonly Asked Questions

How often can I get writing tutoring?

You can have up to 2 appointments per week (Online Writing Conferences and OWL combined). 

How much does tutoring cost?

All tutoring at the center is completely free!

What kinds of writing do you tutor for?

We tutor for any kind of writing at any stage of the writing process. Have a business memo? Application? etc.? We tutor for it! Want to work on organization, editing strategies, or brainstorming? We've got you covered. (Brainstorming only recommended for Online Writing Conferences, not OWL). 

Do you offer proofreading services?

No, but we're happy to help you with learning and practicing grammar.

What file type should I use to upload my documents?

For your writing, please use a .doc or .docx file. Instructions, professor feedback, and other documents for your tutor's reference could also be a .PDF in addition to the .doc or .docx file.