The Excelsior OWL is designed to provide support for writers as they begin the process of writing for college and as they transition to writing outside of their introductory writing classes or programs.
The Excelsior OWL is unique in its multimedia support for writers. It offers a wide variety of interactive multimedia activities, quizzes, videos, interactive PDFs, and games – all designed to help writers understand important concepts about writing.
The Excelsior OWL is available 24/7 and can be used as either a supplement to or a replacement for traditional textbooks in the field. The Excelsior OWL supports students in online or traditional classrooms and can be useful in “flipping” a curriculum. The content of the Excelsior OWL focuses on best practices in the field of writing instruction and provides support for students during the writing process and in a variety of rhetorical situations. The Excelsior OWL emphasizes that there is no one “right” way to write and teaches students to use basic rhetorical concepts to evaluate a situation and respond well. The Excelsior OWL also focuses on helping students make connections from their writing courses to writing across the disciplines and beyond.
The Excelsior OWL is meant to provide students with a unique, warm, and engaging experience as they learn more about writing for college.