Excelsior University’s Writing Center provides writing support across all degree programs as students make their way through their academic journey. The Excelsior Online Writing Lab (OWL) features free online writing lessons and information for learners at all levels. The Online Reading Comprehension Lab (ORC) offers support in reading skills that directly impact writing. Students can also seek one-on-one writing support or get feedback on written work through our online tutoring provider, Brainfuse.

Cartoon owl logo for Online Writing LabThe Excelsior OWL is designed to provide support for students as they begin writing for college and as they transition to writing beyond their introductory classes or programs.

The OWL is unique in its multimedia support for writers. It provides students with a warm, engaging experience along with a wide variety of interactive activities, quizzes, videos, and PDFs — all designed to help understand important concepts about writing.

Watch this video to learn more about the Excelsior OWL and visit the Excelsior OWL website.

Online Reading Comprehension Lab logoThe Excelsior Online Reading Comprehension Lab (ORC) was the first free online comprehensive reading lab for college-level reading. As reading directly impacts your writing skills, improving reading skills will also help you boost your academic writing.

Explore the lab to learn more about the many resources we have to offer.

screenshot of Brainfuse dashboardThe University partners with Brainfuse Online Tutoring to provide both live and asynchronous tutoring for all Excelsior students. Brainfuse is an online tutoring platform that allows students to connect with a live tutor 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Tutors may help with specific assignments or guide students toward mastering underlying academic concepts. Students can submit papers to an asynchronous writing expert for feedback within 24 hours, or engage in live one-on-one writing assistance with a Brainfuse tutor. Students can access Brainfuse through the Canvas learning portal.

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