Submit a Draft to the Writers' Online Workshop (WOW)

How to Submit a Question or Draft to WOW

  • Type your question or copy and paste your draft into an email message


  • Send your draft (no longer than 6 pages, please!) as an attachment.  If we can't open it, we'll ask you to re-send it copied and pasted into an email message.
  • If you want us to reply to a different address than the one you are sending from, please be sure to provide that address!
  • You can expect a reply within 24 hours (excluding weekends) containing your original draft with general comments at the beginning and/or end of the message and specific comments typed into the body of the draft, distinguished by italics, brackets [ ], and/or asterisks. **


Please Read Before Submitting Your Draft

In order for us to critique your draft, the following information MUST be included:

  • Your name
  • Your class level (first-year, sophomore, junior, senior)
  • The course title, number, section, and instructor you are submitting this assignment for (e.g. American History II HIS-1212-JO2-Silver)
  • What the assignment is in as much detail as possible, including
        •    * length
        •    * due date
        •    * any special instructions from the instructor
  • What you would like us to focus on when reading your work.  The more specific and detailed you can be in telling us what to look for in your work, the more effective we can be in critiquing it.

Please be aware that effective online tutoring can require a number of email communications.  Make sure that you submit drafts far enough in advance to allow for this.  A draft submitted the night before it is due will NOT be returned in time!

Click here to submit a question or a draft for critique

Other Resources

If you're looking for more generalized help on a wide variety of topics pertaining to writing, Purdue University's Online Writing Lab (OWL) has a wealth of information available online.  Click on the links below for information on:

General writing concerns (planning, organizing, revising, etc.)

Grammar, punctuation and spelling

Research and documenting sources (APA/MLA guidelines, how to write research papers, how to conduct searches, etc.)

Professional writing (resumes, cover letters, applications, business writing, etc.)

Questions? Comments? Suggestions?

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