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Butler Online Writing Lab (BOWL)


Writing can be hard.  This guide brings together links to helpful information for you to use as you write your papers. 

In the tabs above you'll find links to tips on:

  • Beginning your writing (Step #1 Pre-Writing).
  • Writing your content (Step #2 Writing).
  • Revising and completing your writing (Step #3 Finishing).

If you're assigned a research paper, or if you need to develop citations, there is a tab for this (Research & Citations).  See also the Example APA and Example MLA paper in the tabs above.   

If you are in Comp. I or Comp. II, take a look at the Terms & Definitions tab.

ESL means English as a Second Language.  The ESL tab has links to resources for you if you need extra help with the English language.

Online Writing Lab

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

Email your papers to, from your Butler email account, an editor who will respond via email within 48 hours.

Butler OWL Web site

Butler Writing Guide


Face-to-Face Tutoring
Butler offers face-to-face tutoring in many subjects.  Check the tutoring schedules to find a time and place for you.

Online Tutoring
To access NetTutor:

1) Login to Canvas
2) Locate and click on the NetTutor icon located on the left side of the screen
     *A new window will open taking you directly to the tutoring site for that subject

To view a schedule for online tutoring visit select NetTutor

Study Day
image credit Andy.Schultz

A Special Thanks

A very special thanks goes out to the writing lab and library at Beaufort County Community College for generously allowing us to use their Online Writing Lab guide as a template.

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