Academic Support offers a number of online resources for
The OWL is one of many tutorial services offered to all Cardinal Stritch
University students through Academic Support. Students can use The OWL to submit drafts of college writing
assignments for any subject electronically. OWL tutors, who are professional
staff members in Academic Support, then review the writing
submissions and provide prompt, holistic feedback.
Students should visit The Online Writing Lab Home Page for detailed information about the service and to submit a paper.
For further information and explanations about OWL guidelines, rules, and
limitations, please visit the OWL FAQ page.
Smarthinking is a free online tutoring service
that is available to all Cardinal Stritch University students. Smarthinking employs
tutors from across the country who provide assistance with English and Writing,
Mathematics, and many other disciplines. Stritch students can connect and
interact with a live tutor, submit
their writing, or submit a
question and receive a reply from a tutor. Students can access Smarthinking's service in Canvas, by clicking on the "Smarthinking" tab. In some subjects, tutoring
is available up to 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
For tutorial videos, view Smarthinking's Youtube Channel, which provides helpful how-to videos: Smarthinking Tutorial Videos.
Other Helpful Writing
Stritch Library References
The Stritch Library has information on citations and note taking, style guides, and access to NoodeTools. Review examples of APA, MLA, or Chicago Style formats.
Purdue Online Writing Lab
provides valuable handouts on the writing process, effective writing,
outlining, paragraphing, planning, revising, editing, and proofreading. It also
includes valuable resources on ESL, grammar, punctuation, spelling, research,
and documentation (APA, MLA, etc.).
The Writing Center at
the University of Wisconsin-Madison
This site provides instructional materials on improving your writing
style, stages of the writing process, grammar and punctuation, and more. The
writer’s handbook allows students to access specific instructional materials
used in Writing Center teaching.
English as a Second Language (ESL) Links
Purdue University ESL
This is the
best site for informational handouts and exercises on common ESL problems. It
includes a links and resources for speakers of specific languages. It also
includes links to chat rooms on ESL issues, tests, and information on grammar,
idioms, and vocabulary.
ESL, Ron-Chang Li
This is one of
the best and most in-depth ESL sites on the Web. It provides links to sites on
listening (conversations, phrases, news), reading (vocabulary, stories, books,
quotations, slang, grammar), teaching ESL (handouts, lesson plans, quizzes),
pronunciation, business English, U.S. newspapers, and dictionaries (including a