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Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL)

In addition to free assistance offered by the University Writing Center, PLUS Center, and librarians at UC Merced, the Purdue University Online Writing Lab (OWL) is a free resource created more than 20 years ago for writers at all levels.


OWL is used by instructors and college students around the world.  Topics on OWL include:

General Writing Introduction

Academic Writing

Essay Writing

The Writing Process

Understanding Writing Assignments

Research and Citation Resources

Multilingual Students: Writing in a Second Language


If you plan to continue your education after your bachelor's degree, you may also want to bookmark:

Writing Graduate School Applications