Online Writing Lab (OWL)

The Online Writing Lab allows students to utilize our services without having to be on campus! When you submit your writing to us, the Writing Center staff will Owlrespond with written feedback within 24-48 hours. To use this service effectively, you need to look at the deadline for your assignment and then calculate not only the time it takes for a writing assistant to respond but also the time you need to incorporate any feedback you think will strengthen your writing. In addition, since the staff does not work on the weekend, if you submit your writing Friday evening, Saturday or Sunday, no one will see it until Monday.

You need to register first to use this service—but you only need to register once. If you click on the link below, the program will step you through the registration process.  After the process is completed, the computer will inform you that you will receive, through email, a one-time account access link. If you do not receive that link within 24 hours, check the spam folder in your email. Once you activate that link, the process to register is complete, and you can begin using the OWL! If you have any problems or questions about the registration process, please talk to a Writing Center assistant or call/email Chessie Alberti, the Writing Center Coordinator, at 541-917-4708 or

The OWL is now open to submissions!