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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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Purdue OWL YouTube Channel Visual Rhetoric


January 1, 2013 9:36 am
By Joshua Paiz

Check out our latest vidcast, "Visual Rhetoric," which offers the viewer a general overview of visual rhetoric and document design considerations for a variety of modes of written discourse. 

For a full listing of vidcasts, visit the Purdue OWL Vidcasts resource or the Purdue OWL YouTube Channel

Thanks to content developer Dan Liddle for his work on this project. 


Purdue Writing Lab: Collaborative Writing Workshop Announcement


November 6, 2012 1:10 pm
By Joshua Paiz

The Purdue Writing Lab is pleased to announce our next workshop at the Collaborative Learning Center in the HSSE Library. Join us for our Collaborative Writing Workshop on Tuesday, November 13 from 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM.


Workshop Description: Writing together can be thoroughly rewarding or utterly frustrating. Join us for a workshop which will help you plan, manage, develop, and troubleshoot your group project in any discipline and at any stage in the process.


Purdue OWL ESL Tips for Writing in the North American Academic Context


October 19, 2012 12:45 pm
By Joshua M. Paiz

The Purdue OWL is pleased to announce the launch of new ESL writing resources. These resources focus on issues of directness, objectivity, reasonabilityconciseness, and revision in academic writing for multilingual writers. 

We would like to thank developers Michael J. Maune and Hwanhee Park for their contributions to these resources.


Purdue OWL Graduate School Application Resource: Letters of Recommendation


October 6, 2012 9:51 am
By Joshua M. Paiz

The Purdue OWL is pleased to announce the launch of a new addition to our section of resources dedicated to applying to graduate programs. This resource deals with handling letters of recommendation

We would like to thank developer Alisha Karabinus and coordinator Joshua M. Paiz for their contributions to this resource.


Purdue OWL Graduate School Application Resources


September 26, 2012 12:26 pm
By Joshua M. Paiz

The Purdue OWL is pleased to announce the launch of a new section of resources dedicated to applying to graduate programs. This section currently has resources which provide an overview of the application process, tips on researching potential graduate programs, and writing personal statement specifically for graduate school applications.

We would like to thank developers Nancee Reeves, Adryan Glasgow, and Fernando Sanchez for their contributions to these resources.  


Purdue OWL YouTube Channel Purdue OWL Podcasts: Introduction to Pathos


September 14, 2012 10:41 am
By Joshua Paiz

Check out our latest vidcast, "Purdue OWL Podcasts: Introduction to Pathos," the third vidcast in Purdue OWL Podcasts series.

For a full listing of vidcasts, visit the Purdue OWL Vidcasts resource or the Purdue OWL YouTube Channel.

Thanks to the original podcast developers Mark Hannah, Morgan Reitmeyer, Christinia Saidy, and Lars Soderland. 

Thanks, also, to content developer Katie Trauth Taylor for converting the original Podcast into a new Purdue OWL Vidcast. 


Purdue Writing Lab Fall 2012 Writing Lab Workshops


September 12, 2012 1:07 pm
By Joshua Paiz

The Purdue Writing Lab is pleased to announce its Fall 2012 Writing Lab Workshop schedule. All of the workshops are free and open to all Purdue University students, faculty, and staff. All Writing Workshops will take place in the Collaborative Study Center in the Humanities, Social Sciences, and Education (HSSE) Library. HSSE is located on the first floor of Stewart Center on the Purdue University West Lafayette Campus. 


Purdue OWL YouTube Channel APA Formatting: Reference List Basics


September 10, 2012 7:00 am
By Joshua Paiz

Check out our latest vidcast, "APA Formatting: Reference List Basics," the fourth vidcast in our popular MLA and APA style and formatting series.

For a full listing of vidcasts, visit the Purdue OWL Vidcasts resource or the Purdue OWL YouTube Channel.

Thanks to content developers Beth Jones and Gina Hurley for working on this vidcast series.


Purdue OWL Mail Frequently Asked Questions


August 29, 2012 11:08 am
By Joshua Paiz

The Purdue OWL is pleased to announce four new resources based on frequently asked questions (FAQs) that have been recieved by our OWL Mail Tutors. The resources cover OWL Mail Policies, General Writing FAQs, MLA Style FAQs, and APA Style FAQs. If you are not finding the information that you need in the resources available on the OWL, we encourage you to check out these FAQs. If you use our OWL Mail service, please check these resources before you email your question to OWL Mail. 

We would like to thank the Purdue OWL Mail tutors who have contributed these FAQs over the years, and to thank the Purdue OWL staff for reviewing and compiling these FAQs. 


Purdue OWL MLA and APA Sample Paper Update


August 23, 2012 7:27 am
By Joshua Paiz

The Purdue OWL is pleased to annouce that we have updated our MLA and APA sample papers. The new sample papers provide more detail on working with various levels of headings, as well as working with appendixes (MLA)/appendices (APA). 

Many thanks to contributor Gracemarie Mike for her work on this resource. 


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