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The Purdue OWL News is an online newsletter addressing readers' writing-related questions and covering events in the Purdue University Writing Lab and the Online Writing Lab at Purdue (Purdue OWL). To subscribe to the RSS feed, click on "RSS 2.0" on the left sidebar.

New Purdue OWL Resource--Planning Community Partnerships


June 28, 2016 10:37 pm
By Daniel Kenzie

The Purdue OWL is pleased to announce a new addition to our Community Engaged Writing section, "Planning Community Partnerships." This resource is a guide for instructors in planning community engagement and navigating community partnerships. The OWL's Community Engaged Writing section is growing just as the Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC) has issued a Statement on Community-Engaged Projects in Rhetoric and Composition. We thank Purdue OWL Content Developer Carrie Grant for her work on this resource.


OWL Mail Discontinued


May 23, 2016 1:12 pm
By Daniel Kenzie

As of May 2, 2016, the OWL Mail service, which allowed any user to write to our tutors with writing questions, has been discontinued. This change will allow the Purdue Writing Lab to allocate resources to online tutoring for Purdue students, staff, and faculty. Those affiliated with Purdue University-West Lafayette can make an appointment for face-to-face or online tutoring with our online scheduler. Non-Purdue users may consult this list for a writing center near your location.


New Purdue OWL Literature Writing Resource--Writing about World Literature


May 3, 2016 4:28 pm
By Daniel Kenzie

The Purdue OWL is pleased to announce a new resource, "Writing about World Literature." This resource provides guidance on understanding the assignment, considering context, and developing thesis statements and citations for world literature papers. It also includes a PowerPoint about thesis statements in world literature for use by instructors and students. We extend our thanks to Purdue OWL Content Developer Ingrid Pierce for her work on this resource.


New Purdue OWL Healthcare Writing Resource--Patient Education Materials


May 3, 2016 10:19 am
By Daniel Kenzie

The Purdue OWL is pleased to announce a new resource, "Patient Education Materials," which joins our growing section on healthcare writing. This resource contains strategies and examples for crafting patient education documents, including research, audience awareness, organization, and language. We extend our thanks to Purdue OWL Content Developer Caroline Jennings for her work on this resource.


New Purdue OWL Creative Writing Resource--Creative Nonfiction


April 28, 2016 11:47 am
By Daniel Kenzie

The Purdue OWL is pleased to announce a new creative writing resource, "Creative Nonfiction." This resource provides an overview of creative nonfiction and a few of its major sub-genres. We would like to extend our thanks to Purdue OWL Content Developer McKinley Murphy for her work on this resource.


MLA 8th Edition Resources Are Coming, and a Summary is Online


April 27, 2016 5:43 pm
By Daniel Kenzie

In April 2016, the Modern Languages Association (MLA) released the 8th Edition of its handbook of style. The Purdue OWL has posted a summary of major changes from the 7th Edition. We thank OWL content developer Susan Wegener for her work on this resource.

We are currently working on new resources for the 8th edition, which will replace our current MLA pages in June 2016. Subscribe to the OWL News RSS feed for all updates!


New Purdue OWL Resource--Writing in Art History


March 1, 2016 9:26 pm
By Daniel Kenzie

The Purdue OWL is pleased to announce a new  resource, "Writing in Art History." This resource introduces academic and professional art history genres such as museum catalogs, museum title cards, and analytical essays and provides guidance on taking notes and preparing for exams. We would like to extend our thanks to Purdue OWL Content Developer Margaret Sheble for her work on this resource.


New Purdue OWL Resource--Résumes for Military Veterans


February 23, 2016 1:01 pm
By Daniel Kenzie

The Purdue OWL is pleased to announce a new  resource, "Résumés for Military Veterans." This resource provides guidance on adapting military experience on a résumé for a civilian audience. We would like to extend our thanks to Purdue OWL Content Developer Stacey Dearing for her work on this resource.


New Purdue OWL Resource--Community Engaged Writing


February 12, 2016 5:05 pm
By Daniel Kenzie

The Purdue OWL is pleased to announce the a new  resource, "Community Engaged Writing." This resource explains how community engagement relates to writing assignments and describes modes and principles for such an approach. The OWL hopes to expand this section into a larger set of resources soon. We would like to extend our thanks to Purdue OWL Content Developer Carolyn Grant for her work on this resource.


New Purdue OWL Healthcare Writing Resource--SOAP Notes


December 15, 2015 9:44 pm
By Daniel Kenzie

The Purdue OWL is pleased to announce the a new healthcare writing resource, "SOAP Notes." This resource provides information on SOAP Notes, which are a clinical documentation format used in a range of healthcare fields. This resource can be accessed by clicking here.

We would like to extend our thanks to Purdue OWL Content Developers Lily Hsu and Fernando Sánchez for their work on this resource.


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