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Online Writing Lab presented by Excelsior College

The Excelsior College OWL is a free, comprehensive writing resource offering multimedia support. The OWL covers topics such as the writing process, documentation, grammar, critical thinking, and more.  The Locating Information & Writing with Sources area shares information on finding and incorporating sourses while developing a strong writing process for research essays. The Writing Process area provides instruction on developing a strong writing process by exploring the steps needed to create essays. The Grammar Essentials area covers parts of speech and punctuation, and explors the most common errors in college writing. The Essay Zone includes information, examples, and practice activities with the major rhetorical styles assigned in college writing classes. The Digital Writing area... Show More
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Martella Nelson
Martella Nelson (Faculty)
3 years ago

This is the best interactive English resource that I have found; it appeals to different learning modalities, especially 21st century learners who expect technological learning activities. It is an excellent supplemental resource for my English 101 course, for many of my students do not fully synthesize the textbook. The layout is user friendly.

Used in course? Yes
Time spent reviewing site: 1 hour
Bethany de Barros
3 years ago

In 2013, the ESL-WOW portion of Excelsior's OWL won the NUTN (National Univeristy Technology Network) Distance Education Innovation Award.  Again in 2014, the OWL was honored with the NUTN Distance Education Innovation Award, this time, the entir OWL was honored.

Excelsior's OWL is being integrated into curriculum at colleges around the country including Valencia College in Orlando Florida and Sand Diego Mesa College in California.  At Excelsior, it is being used instead of a book in a lower-level English course, saving students money.

Used in course? Yes