College of Arts and Sciences

Western Online Writing Lab

Rather than reproduce the work of the Purdue OWL (link to:, the University Writing Center has been working with faculty to establish online resources specific to writing being done at Western Illinois University. The goal then is to complement this material by presenting discipline-specific resources not readily found on the Purdue OWL, and we direct faculty and students looking for general writing strategies to the Purdue OWL.  In addition, we hope the resources presented on the Western OWL will be used by faculty, students, and writing consultants in the contexts of the classroom and writing center to improve writing and the transfer of writing-related skills, experiences, and knowledge.

Discipline-Specific Resources

Writing in Forensic Chemistry

Writing in Recreation, Parks, and Tourism Administration