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UNLV's Online Writing Lab : The OWL

The Online Writing Lab (OWL) will be closed during summer 2014.

 

The OWL is a free service provided by the UNLV Writing Center. Any UNLV student may use the OWL for:

1. Quick Questions

2. Consultations by E-mail

3. Consultations by Skype

 

1. QUICK QUESTIONS:

You may ask quick questions about writing that can't be answered using our online Writing Tips

 

2. CONSULTATIONS BY E-MAIL:

Before submitting papers to be reviewed by a consultant at the UNLV Writing Center, please review these general guidelines:

  • Your submission must be no longer than five double-spaced pages, about 1250 words.

  • In accordance with our standard Writing Center policy, we cannot edit or proofread papers. By this, we mean that we are happy to point out ways students can improve their organization and grammar, but we will not simply "fix" the paper or do a "grammar check."

  • The OWL generally has a two business days' turnaround time. Give yourself plenty of time to receive a response and revise your paper before the due date.

  • Papers submitted Thursday afternoon through Sunday may not receive a response until the following Tuesday, as the OWL closes on weekends.

  • The OWL accepts a maximum of three (3) papers per day. If we have already received the day's limit, you will be notified by e-mail that, if you still wish us to respond, you will need to re-submit your paper.

  • OWL submissions are limited to one per week per student.

  • You may submit the same paper twice, as long as revisions based on our comments have been made between each submission.



3. CONSULTATIONS BY SKYPE will start later in the year.


The UNLV Writing Center is offering online video consultations via Skype, a free online service.

Opening a FREE Skype account:

  • If you don't already have a Skype account, please download FREE Skype and create your own Skype name.

  • To download free Skype for Windows, click here. If you are using a Mac, you can also download a free version for Mac.

  • Once you have your Skype account, add the UNLV Writing Center to your Skype Contacts list.

  • Our Skype name is unlvwritingcenter


  • Making an appointment

  • To make a Skype appointment, please call the UNLV Writing Center at 702-895-3908 and ask to make "a Skype appointment."

  • Your submission must be no longer than five double-spaced pages, about 1250 words.

  • In accordance with our standard Writing Center policy, we cannot edit or proofread papers. By this, we mean that we are happy to point out ways students can improve their organization and grammar, but we will not simply "fix" the paper or do a "grammar check."

  • Skype submissions are limited to one per week per student.

  • You may submit the same paper twice, as long as revisions based on our comments have been made between each submission.

  • E-mail your draft to us at writingcenter@unlv.edu at least 24 hours before your appointment. Make sure you send this draft from your UNLV Rebelmail address and include your Skype name in the Subject line.


    The Skype consultation

  • Make sure you have a hard copy of your paper ready before calling

  • A few minutes before your appointment, go to Skype and sign in with your login and password.

  • In your list of Contacts, click on our name, unlvwritingcenter, then select Video call

  • You and your consultant should then be able to see each other via Skype in time for your appointment. If you can't, check the camera icon at the bottom of the window. If there is a red diagonal bar across it, click on the camera icon to activate the camera view.

  • At the end of the consultation, click on the red phone icon to end the Skype consultation.

For other information about UNLV, please follow the appropriate links on the UNLV Homepage.



4505 S. Maryland Parkway | Box 455043
Las Vegas, NV 89154-5043
Main (702) 895-3908 | Fax (702) 895-4480
writingcenter@unlv.edu

Wednesday, 07-May-2014 12:20:29 PDT