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Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL)

In addition to free assistance offered by the Writing Center, PALS, 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

Writing for English as a Second Language Students


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

Writing Graduate School Applications