Author: Francesco Crocco

The MEAL Plan

The Professor’s Perch: Hungry for a MEAL Plan?

The Professor’s Perch is a weekly column offering teaching tips for how to use the Excelsior OWL to help students improve their reading and writing skills. Every semester, invariably I come across students who need help writing good body paragraphs for their essays....

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Excelsior OWL Users Double in One Year!

From 2017-2018, the total number of people using the Online Writing Lab more than doubled! In 2018, the OWL logged 535,642 users, a 102% increase from the previous year. Total sessions also doubled by climbing past 723,000, and total pageviews nearly doubled by...

Excelsior Receives a $200,000 Award from Booth Ferris to Create a Center for Writing Excellence

The Booth Ferris Foundation has awarded Excelsior College a $200,000 grant to create a Center for Writing Excellence. The two-year project began on September 1 and will advance the College’s strategic initiative around Writing Across the Curriculum (WAC) by improving the way faculty...