Doyle Online Writing Lab

Looking for help with your writing? You've come to the right place! The Doyle O.W.L. houses writing resources and related materials for Reed College students, tutors, and faculty. Enter the Writing Resource portals to find out information about upcoming workshops, citation manuals, grammar tips, and much, much more!

Online Writing Support

We have developed an evolving set of online writing resources to provide advice about writing in Hum 110 and beyond. These have been developed in collaboration with Reed faculty, students and staff.  Most samples of writing were authored by Reed students.

In-person Support at the Writing Center

The Writing Center is a tutoring service open to all Reed College students. Peer tutors are prepared to assist students with any stage of the writing process, and for assignments in any discipline. Services are free of charge and students can drop in anytime during the hours listed below.  Students of all levels of academic ability rely on the Writing Center as a resource for improving technical skills, analytical strategies, and integrating both into a clear and intelligent presentation of original ideas.

Students at deskWriting Center hours and schedule

Dorothy Johansen House
Sunday to Thursday 6-10 p.m.

Special hours

(before Hum 110 Paper due dates)
Friday 6-10 p.m.

Writing Support for Thesis

Thesising seniors can request a writing tutor pairing for weekly one-on-one support with their writing projects.  For more information, contact Julie Maxfield.

In addition, the Senior Thesis Writing Group meets each spring for a collaborative discussion of common difficulties seniors face and strategies for overcoming those obstacles.  For a description of each event and a list of dates, see the workshop schedule page.