Learning Assistance: Online Writing Lab (OWL)

In order to better serve Point students, the Educational Resource Center (ERC) has developed a virtual online writing lab to aid Point Online and Point Connect students with writing.

As a virtual extension of the ERC, the Online Writing Lab (OWL) houses helpful resources for any stage of the writing process, regardless of academic discipline. Students may submit drafts of writing assignments for feedback and review. Those enrolled in Writing Emphasis (WE) courses are especially encouraged to submit their work. The OWL assists with many aspects of writing, such as interpreting assignments, brainstorming, organization, grammar and mechanics, argumentation, rhetorical styles, evaluating and integrating sources from research, citation and documentation, and avoiding plagiarism.

The OWL also includes other learning resources, such as library orientations. CGPS students may enter the OWL through their Sakai portal by searching and clicking on “ER 100” (OWL) under “Sites” at the top of the navigation bar.

To receive feedback on an assignment, submit the assignment via the “Assignment” button on the left navigation bar within the PU_ER 100 course. Turnaround times vary by volume, but most assignments are returned within 24 hours. Students should draft and plan their assignments accordingly.

If you have additional questions, contact Stacie Whalen at Stacie.Whalen2@point.edu.


  • interpreting assignments
  • brainstorming
  • organization
  • evaluating and integrating sources from your research
  • citation and documentation
  • argumentation
  • rhetorical styles
  • grammar and mechanics
  • avoiding plagiarism
  • writing emphasis (WE) courses


  • Guarantee “A” papers
  • Merely proofread your work
  • Provide last-minute solutions to poor time management