The Online Writing and Learning Link (OWLL) is Massey University's gateway to a wide range of study and writing resources. All students, whether internal or distance, undergraduate or postgraduate, native English speaking or ESOL, can use this website to develop their academic skills.
The content of OWLL has been developed by Allan Smee and present and previous staff of Massey University's Student Learning Centres and Centres for Teaching and Learning.
How to use OWLL
The menu to the left will take you directly to the contents pages of major sections (e.g. Academic writing) and sub-sections (e.g. Exam question types). Each contents page lists the different pages under that topic, along with related pages from other sections. You can view the structure of the entire website using the site map.
Several OWLL pages include online workshops.
For a full index of online workshops on OWLL, see workshops.
In this section
These pages are provided as general study advice and a guide to academic conventions common at Massey University. Your lecturer, course, department, school, or institute may have their own specific requirements or conventions, and their recommendations supersede any instructions on this site. See also Massey University website's general disclaimer.