Online Writing Lab

Want to improve your writing?

The Online Writing Lab (OWL) is a free online writing resource open to students at any UW Colleges campus. The OWL can help you improve your writing and get better grades.

What does the OWL do?

Any student may submit essays or short papers to the OWL and receive feedback and suggestions from a trained student writing tutor within just a couple of days.

The OWL also offers:

  • Tips for essay writing
  • Information about common grammar and punctuation errors
  • Documentation guidelines for the Chicago Manual of Style,  Modern Language Association and American Psychological Association

Contact Us

If you have any questions about the OWL, contact