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Online Writing Lab (OWL)

Tutors check for submissions Mondays through Thursdays from 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

For in-person support, contact your instructor or visit the Writing Center.

Click on the link below to submit a paper.

Submit an Essay

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Online Writing Lab (OWL) is available to currently enrolled online Cabrillo students. Students may also visit the Writing Center in person.


OWL makes online tutoring available to Cabrillo students currently enrolled in an online course. We hope you find our tutoring services convenient, positive, and helpful. Submission is a two-step process. First, submit your writing using the OWL essay submission form. Second, email your paper as a doc or rtf attachment to writingtutor[at]cabrillo.edu and we will respond with comments and suggestions for improvement. Please note that we are not an editing service. Each student is responsible for revising his or her paper.

We offer assistance in the following areas:

  • Pre-writing
  • Thesis Development
  • Introductions and Conclusions
  • Organization
  • Content
  • Sentence Structure
  • Grammar and Punctuation
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