Online Writing Lab (OWL)

The OWL submissions portal is closed for the weekend.

Please try back on monday or schedule a Writing Consultation or Virtual Consultation to guarantee that a consultant will review your paper.

Because the Writing Center will be closed Sunday, December 5, the OWL submission portal will close Thursday, December 2 at 4:00pm and will reopen Monday, December 6 by 8:00am.

The OWL submission portal will close completely on Wednesday, December 8 at 8:00am, and will reopen again next semester.

Please read all instructions carefully before submitting your paper!

Writers are limited to one submission per day and two submissions per week. Submissions in excess of this will be rejected.

Writing Center consultants do not proofread or edit writing! Consultants aim to help writers better understand and practice writing as a series of informed choices made in a variety of academic, professional, personal, and civic contexts. Our consultants cannot correct, revise, or adapt writing. Consultants will read the document in order to give suggestions on how to improve your draft. We do not edit or proofread. Like regular appointments in the Writing Center, consultants spend a maximum of 45 minutes with each paper, so all concerns may not be addressed.

Because following a style guide involves the kind of detail that cannot be explained, only shown, OWL consultants will not comment on bibliographic pages, including, but not limited to, MLA Works-Cited pages and APA References pages. Information about formatting and citations can be found here: Writing Center Handouts

Please note:

  • OWL submissions are limited to one every 24 hours and two per week per writer.

  • You must be currently enrolled or employed at UNLV in order to submit your paper.

  • You must use your Rebelmail address to submit your paper. Failure to use an or address will result in immediate rejection.

  • Your submission must be no longer than five double-spaced pages or up to 1250 words. If you submit more than the limit, we will only look at the first five pages unless you indicate otherwise.

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

  • For essay exams, we are required to notify your instructor

  • We can only accept a limited number of OWL submissions each day. You'll be notified if your submission is cancelled so that you can make another type of appointment, if you wish.


When will i receive my feedback?

OWL Submission Time Expected Return Time

Sunday 12:00pm - Monday 8:00am --> Tuesday 9:00am

Monday 8:00am - 4:00pm --> Tuesday 5:00pm

Monday 4:00pm - Tuesday 8:00am --> Wednesday 9:00am

Tuesday 8:00am - 4:00pm --> Wednesday 5:00pm

Tuesday 4:00pm - Wednesday 8:00am --> Thursday 9:00am

Wednesday 8:00am - 4:00pm --> Thursday 5:00pm

Wednesday 4:00pm - Thursday 8:00am --> Friday 9:00am

Thursday 8:00am - 4:00pm --> Friday 5:00pm

Thursday 4:00pm - Friday 4:00pm --> Sunday 12:00pm

Friday 4:00pm - Sunday 12:00pm --> Monday 5:00pm

* Hours may change over holidays and if we receive too many submissions for the day.