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Online Writing Lab (OWL)

The Online Writing Lab (OWL) allows you to submit pieces of writing to a CAPS tutor for your undergraduate courses at UNM. You may submit academic papers that are required for a UNM course or degree requirement, as well as pieces of application writing, such as résumés or cover letters.

Note: This is the CAPS Online Writing Lab (OWL), intended for UNDERGRADUATE writing assignments. If you would like to submit papers for graduate courses, please visit the Graduate Online Writing Lab (GrOWL).


You may submit:

  • Academic papers that are required for a UNM course or degree requirement
  • Application writing such as résumés or cover letters
  • Tutors will help with structure, style, format, grammar, and thesis organization.

In addition:

  • You must be a registered UNM student to use this service.
  • CAPS will accept submissions for the Spring 2019 semester between Tuesday, January 22nd and Thursday, May 2nd, 2019 at noon.

Papers must be:

  • Double Spaced
  • Microsoft Word (.doc), Text (.txt), or Rich-Text (.rtf) format

Turnaround Time

Typically, your undergraduate paper will be reviewed and returned to you within 24 hours. Please check the CAPS Calendar for holidays or special occasions that may delay the return of your work. We accept submissions in English, Spanish, Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Latin, Greek, Portuguese, and Russian.

The OWL is closed for Winter Break. CAPS Online Writing Lab services will cease on December 6th at 1:00pm and will return on January 27th at 9:00am.

Wednesday, 2020/02/26 - The OLC is currently experiencing technical issues. Your patience is appreciated while we work to correct the issue.

Complete the Following Form to Submit Your undergraduate Paper: