Coordinator, Academic &
Student Accessibility Services
Welcome to Kent Trumbull’s Online Writing Lab (OWL)!
If you are struggling with a written assignment and you do not have time to come to the Learning Center, you can email us your paper and an English tutor will provide written feedback in 24 business hours.
Any Kent State student can use the OWL.
Click on Submit a Paper to the OWL at the top of the page to get to the submission page. Fill in the information, attach your paper, and click on Submit. To ensure a timely response, save your paper as a Word or Rich Text Format document.
You tell us! Just let the OWL tutor know what problems you are having, such as clarity, grammar, punctuation, citations, brainstorming, and so on.
You can submit any paper for any class or subject, if you would like to receive feedback on how it is written.
You can submit your paper to us at any stage of the writing process and at any time. You will hear back from one of our OWL tutors within two business days.
No. The OWL tutor cannot proofread or “fix” the paper for but can point out mistakes and make suggestions. Otherwise, you will never get better at writing.
You can submit as many drafts as you want, but you should revise them first to incorporate the tutor’s feedback.
The English coordinator or a peer-tutor are usually the only people who see your paper.
An English tutor will comment on your paper and then email it to you as an attachment.
You will get your paper back within two business days. We are closed on the weekend, so if you send it on a Saturday, you should get a response by the end of the day on Tuesday. You also need to give yourself time to rewrite your paper after you get our feedback. If you send us your paper two days before it is due, you may not have enough time to make the revisions.
Submitting a paper to the OWL is as easy as 1, 2, 3!