Student Resources

Below you will find a list of resources and links to useful sites:

Online Writing Lab (OWL) at Purdue University: “The Online Writing Lab (OWL) at Purdue University houses writing resources and instructional material, and provide[s] these as a free service of the Writing Lab at Purdue. Students, members of the community, and users worldwide will find information to assist with many writing projects.”

The Purdue OWL: Research and (MLA) Citations Resources: “These OWL resources will help you conduct research using primary source methods, such as interviews and observations, and secondary source methods, such as books, journals, and the Internet. This area also includes materials on evaluating research sources.”

Why English Majors Are the Hot New Hires: an article by Bruna Martinuzzi that discusses why she thinks English majors are in high demand in the workforce.

SUNY Old Wesbury’s Writing Center: Visit the Writing Center for help brainstorming or organizing your ideas or for feedback on a draft.  You can make an appointment online at or stop by the Writing Center located in room L-242 on the main floor of the Library in Campus Center.  Hours: Mondays and Tuesdays, 11am-9:30pm and Wednesdays and Thursdays, 10am-7pm.  Phone: (516) 876-3093.

Writing Across the Curriculum (WAC) at SUNY OW: “Each semester, the Writing across the Curriculum Pilot Program coordinates a series of writing intensive courses offered by departments from across the SUNY College at Old Westbury campus.  The courses boast small class sizes and a focus on writing that helps to engage students in learning, cultivate writing and thinking abilities, and support academic and career goals.  The Pilot Program also provides writing intensive instructor training, makes available writing resources for students, and offers writing across the curriculum resources to all faculty members at the college.” Dr. Margaret Torrell is the coordinator of the program.     

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