WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Purdue University’s Online Writing Lab provides students with a guide to help them succeed in writing assignments not only in writing classes, but also in STEM classes and multimedia presentations.
“As more high school and college students participate in online classes, they are more likely to find OWL useful,” says Tammy Conard-Salvo, associate director of the writing lab. “The same is true, as students produce non-traditional writing projects. “
OWL provides students of all ages with information on the basics of writing, grammar and mechanics, writer’s block, conducting research and more. It also provides students with many subject-specific resources. These resources include presentations on how to write an engineering report, write an experimental report in psychology, and write as a professional nurse. One of the most popular features of the site is the style guide on how to write academic articles.
“Writing is something that is present in every class or career, whether that class is focused on chemistry or English,” says Trinity Overmyer, OWL content coordinator. “Many students do not realize the extent of the resources provided by OWL. These resources range from guides and instructional videos on how to properly write a lab report to how to brainstorm ideas for a fictional story.
All of the resources mentioned and more can be found online. OWL received over 411 million pageviews in the past academic year, which is a 38.4% increase from the previous year. The online resource continues to grow and create new materials to help students perform better.
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Sources: Tammy Conard-Salvo, [email protected]
Trinity Overmyer, [email protected]