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The OWL and the on-line tutoring it offers provide Barry University students with an accessible forum in which they can improve their papers and writing skills by collaborating through the Internet with writing consultants. The Online Writing Lab, like the Writing Center, is a service available to students who are typically working on writing assignments in their course work who need assistance in revising or editing process.

All students who utilize our tutorial services must engage in an exchange with the tutor who is making recommendations. Generally, the focus of our tutoring sessions is particular written assignments with which the student is having difficulty. We attempt to help the student find ways to improve their written assignment so that we will produce better writers.

The cyber environment of the OWL enhances the learning process by allowing the student to work at a pace and in an environment that are sympathetic to their educational needs. Please allow hours during regular business hours excluding Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays for a response. You will then be given authorization to submit your assignment. Please allow five business days for a response on your document.

If a paper has 10 pages or more, OWL tutors will review the first 10 pages of the paper. Students then have to revise the entire paper based on the suggestions and recommendations provided by the OWL tutors on these first 10 pages. Students may submit the revised paper for a second review. Once you have submitted your request using the OWL Services Request Form, we will email you with further instructions on how to submit your paper. OWL Phone Consultation Since services of the Online Writing Lab OWL are conducted via an asynchronous mode of communication e-mails , brief phone consultations with a tutor provide students with so much needed live interaction.

The Writing Center will only review a particular paper or an assignment a total of two times. Access the OWL in Canvas: The Online Writing Lab is a self-enroll course on Canvas. Click here for printable, step-by-step instructions that include screen shots. Alternative format available upon request: Tutors will provide feedback that aims to help students improve their writing and to ultimately help students write better papers.

Students should not expect to receive a checklist of corrections from tutors but rather prompts to direct and deepen their thinking and suggestions to strengthen their thesis and organize ideas for precision and clarity.

Tutor reviews are usually completed within 24 hours. Please allow 24 to 48 hours for us to respond to the submitted assignment. Papers received on Friday, late in the day, or during holidays may not receive responses until the next business day. Please contact the Academic Resource Center at arc mercer. Academic Resource Center close menu. About Us open menu. ARC Resources and Services open menu. Macon Traditional Undergraduate Students.

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Online Writing Lab (OWL) Deadlines and Directions Deadlines: OWL Phone Consultation Since services of the Online Writing Lab (OWL) are conducted via an asynchronous mode of communication (e-mails), brief phone consultations with a tutor provide students with so much needed live interaction. Online Writing Lab (OWL) The PPCC Learning Commons writing tutors are ready and eager to assist with your reading and composition studies by offering the services of our online writing tutoring through Skype and through email at [email protected]