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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).

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The Alumni Annotations for Fall 2014


October 31, 2014 1:57 pm
By Joshua M. Paiz

The Purdue Writing Lab is pleased to announce that the Fall 2014 issue of the Alumni Annotations is now available. This issue features a fresh new design thanks to the Writing Lab Secretary Chris Voeglein. To access this semester's issue, click here


Purdue Writing Lab Annual Reports


September 4, 2014 5:59 am
By Joshua M. Paiz

The Purdue Writing Lab is pleased to announce that its annual reports will become freely available to the public beginning with the May 2013 - May 2014 Annual Report. This report provides the reader with a glance into activities at the Purdue Writing Lab. This includes information on our one-to-one tutoring that is freely available to all Purdue University West Lafayette students, faculty, and staff; our research and outreach activities; and on select analytics for the Purdue Online Writing Lab. 

Past annual reports will come online in the coming weeks. 

To access the annual reports page, click here


Purdue OWL: Writing Press Releases


August 20, 2014 12:35 pm
By Joshua M. Paiz

The Purdue OWL is pleased to announce the launch of our latest resource. This resource provides our users with a guide to writing press releases. This includes a discussion of the rhetorical situation of press releases, as well as an overview of the structure of the typical press release.

To access this resource, click here

Thanks to content developer Dennis Koyama for his work on this resource.


Purdue Writing Lab Fall 2014 Hours


August 4, 2014 8:08 am
By Joshua M. Paiz

The Purdue Writing Lab is pleased to announce our Fall 2014 hours for the Writing Lab and our satellite locations. To view our hours or appointment information, click here

Please note, the Purdue Writing Lab and its satellite locations are only available to Purdue University West Lafayette students, faculty, and staff. 


New Resources on Video Résumés


July 4, 2014 11:24 am
By Joshua M. Paiz

A few weeks ago, the Purdue OWL launched a new vidcast on YouTube discussing video résumés. We are pleased to announce that today we are launching a series of static resources to extend this discussion of this special class of job search texts. To access the video résumés static resources, click here

These new resources discuss everything from planning and filming your video résumé to editing and distributing it. 

We would like to extended our warmest thanks to consummate content developer Dan Liddle for his efforts in preparing these resources.  


New Resources for Students and Teachers in Secondary Schools


July 4, 2014 11:14 am
By Joshua M. Paiz

The Purdue OWL is pleased to annouce the expansion of the section of the OWL dedicated to writers and teachers in grades 7-12. These new resources focus on pre-writing and were written specifically for this audience. Current resources include an introduction to pre-writing, as well as strategies for invention in creatinve and research writing. Finally, the new resources also discuss what to do when you hit a block.

We plan on expanding this section further in the near future with sample invention activities and PowerPoint decks for teachers. 

We would like to thank content developer Lauren Huebsch for her hard work in developing this content.  


OWL@Purdue YouTube Channel: Video Résumés


June 24, 2014 4:09 pm
By Joshua M. Paiz

The Purdue OWL is pleased to annouce the launch of our latest vidcast, the Video Résumés vidcast. In this vidcast, viewers are introduced to video résumés and special considerations regarding their creation, content, and distribution. To view this vidcast, click here

The Purdue OWL will launch a new static resource on video résumés in the coming weeks. 

A special thanks to developer Daniel Liddle for his hard work on this resource. 


New L2 Writing Summary and Paraphrase Exercise - Intermediate Proficiency Level


June 23, 2014 2:14 pm
By Joshua M. Paiz

The Purdue OWL is pleased to announce the launch of our latest resource. This resource provides our users with exercises devoted to summary and paraphrase writing geared towards second language writers at the beginner proficiency levels. Exercises for intermediate proficiency levels will be available soon. 

To access these resources, click here

Thanks to content developer Kamal Belmihoub for his work on this resource.


New Vidcasts on the OWL@Purdue YouTube Channel


June 14, 2014 12:22 pm
By Joshua M. Paiz

The Purdue OWL is pleased to announce the launch of three new vidcasts on our OWL@Purdue YouTube Channel: APA Formatting: References Lists: Complex AuthorsAPA Formatting: References List: Books, and APA Formatting: References List: Periodicals.These vidcasts are the latest entries in our second language writing resources and our APA style resources. 

We would like to thank content developers David O'Neil and Yushan Wei. We would also like to thank Dr. Margie Berns for taking part in the collaboration that led to these resources being created. 


Graduate Writing Workshop-in-a-box


June 10, 2014 9:31 am
By Joshua M. Paiz

We are pleased to announce the launch of a bank of new teacher resource—the Graduate Writing Workshop-in-a-box resources. These resources are designed to be used as a guide to holding writing workshops for graduate students. The current set of resources focuses on organziation, style, introductions, literature reviews, and editing and proofreading. Additional resources may be added to this resource in the future. So, check back soon. 

To access these resources, click here

We would like to thank content developer Gracemarie Mike for her efforts in developing these resources. 


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