Online Writing Lab (OWL)

Welcome to the Online Writing Lab!

The Online Writing Lab (OWL) is a free service available to students currently enrolled in courses on any Butler campus or in Butler Online courses.

How Does the OWL Work?

  • The OWL is staffed by English faculty who currently teach Composition and Literature courses.
  • You may submit your papers to us by enrolling in the OWL course via Canvas. For enrollment instructions, click on the “Online Writing Lab” button to the left of your screen when in Canvas.
  • Once you are enrolled in the free, ungraded course, you may submit your paper through the assignment pages in Canvas.
  • When we receive your submission, it will be forwarded to an editor who will respond to the submission on the assignment page within 48 hours.
  • The editor will give you 5-10 comments with suggestions for how to improve your paper.