Category: Writing Lab

The Excelsior College OWL (Online Writing Lab) is a free and open online resource offering engaging learning modules and reference tools that help students learn about grammar essentials, rhetorical styles, the research process, argument development, source citation, and writing and editing. Browse the articles below about our OWL and other helpful writing tips from faculty members and academic advisors.

This month, the Excelsior College OWL released a brand new learning area: Argument & Critical Thinking. This new learning area provides top to bottom support for writing argumentative or persuasive papers. The area features comics, a logical fallacies interaction, sample papers, two series of videos, and other multimedia features to make learning about argument and …

National Day of Writing Contest at Excelsior College

National Day of Writing Contest at Excelsior College In recognition of the National Day on Writing (October 20, 2014) sponsored by the National Council of Teachers of English, the award-winning Excelsior College Online Writing Lab (OWL) held a writing contest. Using the official 2015 theme “Write My Community,” college students and alumni were invited to …

Crystal Sands Director, Excelsior College Online Writing Lab       While there is much more to effective writing than punctuation and formatting, clean, clear sentences and proper formatting are essential for effective, written communication. After all, it can be difficult for your readers to understand your writing if they have trouble deciphering your sentences. …