Excelsior College Online Writing Lab Blog

Excelsior OWL: Beyond the Writing Assignment

By Christie Allred I can’t count the number of times I’ve told my students “writing will help you not only in this class, but in all your classes; and really… in life.”  I’d throw out a few examples: emails to a boss or...

Giving A Hoot About Being Duped

How To Use The OWL To Help Students Navigate Source Credibility By Elizabeth Johnson, PhD In 2015, Oxford Dictionaries awarded the term “post truth” as word of the year, defending their choice by arguing that “post-truth has gone from being a peripheral term...

Spring Is in the Air and the New OWL Has Sprung!

A guest post by Michelle Abeyta Across the country, spring is blooming. Each morning, one is greeted by birds singing, bees buzzing, trees sprouting new leaves, flowers budding, and the grass growing longer and greener. Spring provides the world with a refreshed state...

Write on Nurses!

A guest post by Bonny Kehm, PhD, RN Writing is an expectation in nursing. There are a variety of different types of writing used by nurses, from writing patient reports and charts, to writing for publication. Writing allows nurses to communicate and relay...