to Seton Halls On-line Writing Lab (OWL), operated by the Seton Hall Writing
Center, Department of English.
purpose of the Seton Hall Writing Center and the On-line Writing Lab, or OWL, is
to provide support for all students, faculty, and staff who require assistance
with their writing.
The Writing Center commits a great deal of its resources to the English
Basic Skills program.
In addition, it is a service that is open to anyone who is affiliated
with the University.
Staffed with faculty tutors, graduate student tutors, upperclass student
tutors and professional tutors, the goal of the Writing Center and the OWL is to
make writers more independent and confident with the writing they produce.
On-line Writing Lab is reserved for those upperclass students, graduate
students, and faculty or staff needing writing assistance but cannot come to the
Writing Center for a face-to-face appointment. The Writing Center and OWL are
not discipline-specific; we welcome writers from any field, major, or
Furthermore, we assist with writing that is connected with other
endeavors besides strictly academic programs that is, resumes, cover
letters, statements for scholarship applications, writing samples, journals,
portfolio preparation and so on.
students enrolled in English Basic Skills or College English classes have a
requirement in their classes to meet in person with a tutor several times per
semester the OWL DOES NOT substitute for this requirement.
the goal of the Writing Center and OWL is to provide writing assistance across
the University, our mission is consistent with Seton Halls philosophy of a
student-oriented, Catholic university.
That is, the community-centered approach of Seton Hall is reflected by
the Writing Centers willingness to assist and provide resources to achieve a
higher level of student education.
The desire to make writing an integral part of the undergraduate
curriculum means that all students, regardless of their major or professional
goals, can use the Writing Center to improve their writing and communication
skills across many facets of their lives.
To enter OWL, simply click on the doors above...
The Writing Center
and OWL headquarters are located on the Seton Hall University South Orange
Campus, Arts and Sciences Hall, Room 206, x7501.
The director, Dr. Kelly A. Shea, occupies an office nearby, Arts and
Sciences Hall, Room 205,
She also has an office in the English Department, in Fahy Hall, Room 375, x5105.
You may write to the Writing Center at Writing Center, Department of
English, Seton Hall University, 400 South Orange Avenue, South Orange, NJ
classes are in session, the hours for the on-campus Writing Center are:
|| 9 am to 8
|| 9 am to 4
The OWL is accessible 24 hours a day; students submitting papers through
the OWL can expect a two-business-day turnaround time.
You may email the OWL at firstname.lastname@example.org. Do not click on the link --
compose a new email.
are OWL visitor number: