OWL (Online Writing Lab) ESL/EAP Resources

The Online Writing Lab (“OWL”) hosted by Purdue UniversityOWLResearchandCitation is a classic reference site for citation styles, advice on organization, and tips on a variety of genres of academic and professional writing, from job application cover letters to research papers.

OWL ESL Resources takes the user to the “English as a Second Language” section, with exercises on paraphrasing, summarizing, and clarity of grammatical sentence subjects in formal academic style. While there is some good basic advice on how to paraphrase, the exercises themselves supply no “answer key” or possible model answers or commentary.

The OWL Research and Citation section is a popular go-to resource for core formatting information for common citation styles: APA, MLA, and Chicago style.