The Online Writing Lab allows you to send your writing project to a writing assistant who will provide you with feedback on content areas of your paper such as focus, organization, support, development of ideas, clarity, and writing style. The writing assistant will describe areas working well in your writing as well as areas you could focus on during your revision process. Through generative questions, the writing assistant will help you think through this revision process and possibilities for improving your writing. The writing assistant will not provide feedback on sentence-level issues like grammar or syntax but will instead focus on changes to content that can be made prior to the editing and polishing stage of your writing process.
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.