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Online Writing Lab (OWL)

Bristol Writing Center

  • The Writing Center offers assistance in writing at all levels. Our tutors are trained to discuss your writing assignments with you and make suggestions on approaching a topic, organizing, developing writing style, or correcting grammar and punctuation errors, as well as documentation and citation.
  • Tutors provide assistance, but they will not edit a manuscript or write text for you. Instead, their goal is to teach you to do these things for yourself, so you can become a better, more confident writer, developing your own process for drafting and revising.
  • the Bristol Writing Center is located in Bristol Hall 115, in the Academic Center for Excellence (ACE).

Knoxville Writing Center

  • The Knoxville Writing Center is open Monday and Wednesday from 1:00-6:00 p.m.
  • Contact for an appointment.

How does it work?

  • Meet one-on-one with a tutor to discuss your assignment. For the most helpful review, please meet with a tutor at least 24 hours before the assignment is due.
  • Work with a tutor at any part of the writing process—brainstorming, outlining, creating a thesis statement, or revising an entire draft.
  • Bring assignment sheet, rubric, and and draft you have already started.
  • How to meet with a tutor:
    • Drop in during our posted hours to meet with a tutor
    • In case tutors are busy, it’s best to make an appointment by using the appointment tab or by emailing the center director, Kim Holloway, at