WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) - A Purdue website that started as a way for professors to email assignments to students, has been changed to a worldwide writing resource.
The Online Writing Lab (OWL) is celebrating its 20th year.
The site has many resources for students including checking papers, resumes and providing writing exercises for students.
Last year, 283,000,000 people across 50 countries visited the website.
Director of OWL Linda Bergmann says they receive thousands of thankful comments, but sometimes they get critiques.
"Occasionally, somebody will point out a grammar error," Bergmann said. "Which we actually appreciate, because even though we proofread like crazy, with all the pages, it's very easy for mistakes to creep in."
Bergmann says a lot of lower income schools around the country and the world use the site as a writing handbook for their students.
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