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This site includes resources for writing that provide help from grammar to whole essays.  We also include links to selected Online Writing Labs (OWLs) at other colleges.  Our online SkillsTutor software is available only to registered College of the Desert students. 

Grammar & Punctuation

Writing an Essay
Research Tools
Virtual Tutor Support for Writing On-Line Writing Labs (OWLS) Miscellaneous &
Writing Across the Disciplines


Our Online Writing Lab is designed to assist students to become stronger writers. You can submit your essay and writing assignments to the Writing Center and receive a detailed, personalized critique with direct feedback on how to improve your assignment. You can submit your assignments to the Writing Center 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We strive to return all submissions within 24 hours.