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Butler Writing Guide


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

In the sections on the left, you'll find links to tips on:

If you're assigned a research paper, or if you need to develop citations, select the Research & Citations tab.

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

ESL means English as a Second Language. The ESL Resources 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.

To get feedback on a paper from the Butler OWL, you must enroll in the OWL Canvas course. You will be prompted to log in with your Canvas username and password. Then, you'll be asked to confirm that you want to enroll in the OWL course - click "Enroll in Course." 

Once you are enrolled, you can submit your paper to the OWL. An English faculty member will review it and give you feedback within two business days (Mon.-Fri.).

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.