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Online Writing Lab

The Online Writing Lab is open each term from week 2 until the beginning of finals week.

We will accept 20 submissions this week, after which the OWL will close until Sunday of next week. So far this week, we have received 5 submissions. Please note that we often receive a dozen or more submissions in a single day. Please plan accordingly.

When you submit your writing to the OWL, you will

a) first receive an automated email confirming that we have received your writing, and you will
b) receive a second email after we've scheduled someone to respond to your writing. This second email will contain the date and time when we expect to respond to your submission.

Please understand that the second email is not automated, but generated by a real person, and we schedule OWL responses during normal working hours.

This system will help us manage the high volume of OWL submissions we receive and will let you, the writer, know when you can expect to receive your response and help you better plan your revision strategy.


Regards,

The Writing Center

The Online Writing Lab allows you to send your writing project to a Writing Assistant who will help you with such things as organizing, developing, and revising your work. Writing Assistants won´t proofread your paper, but they will analyze your work for errors that reoccur so that you can proofread the paper yourself. They will use one or two examples from your writing to help explain the error and how to correct it. Writing Assistants will also make suggestions on the content, structure, and style of your writing to help you write more effectively.

We will notify you as soon as possible when we expect to respond to your submission. Keep in mind that submissions which are received over the weekend or during especially busy periods (dead week and finals week) may take longer to schedule. The Online Writing Lab is closed over winter vacation and during spring break.

Note: All users of the OSU Online Writing Lab must have browser cookies enabled and should have JavaScript enabled as well. You should also note that OSU students, staff, and faculty have higher priority when we schedule Online Writing Lab submissions. If you are a member of the OSU community, please click the ONID link below. We are sorry, but we are no longer accepting online writing lab submissions from non-OSU community members.


Click here to login to ONID and submit your writing.
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