The Analysis of Purdue Online Writing Labs as Second Language Writing Support Tools

Cintya El Meysarah


This study is a review of study, “the uses of and attitudes towards OWLs as second language writing support tools”, by Joshua M. Paiz in 2014. In this research review, the researcher tries to give critical views especially on methodology, the way and the instruments that the researcher used and maybe forgot. The purpose of the review, using contrastive analysis, is for consideration in conducting a further better research.  Thereto, this review provides some parts specifically on steps, based on Center for Teaching Quality, in developing Purdue OWL to support L2 learning. The review agrees that using Purdue OWL for make learners easier to write is one of the valuable ways to enhance their motivation and ability especially for a second language. Unfortunately, there is still no evidence of previous research about the use of it in rural area; it makes us difficult to generalize the result of benefits in using Online Writing Labs (OWL) to other populations of practitioners.


writing; second language; writing tools; online learning

Full Text:



Al-Jarf, Reima S.. "The Effects of Web-Based Learning on Struggling EFL College Writers." Foreign Language Annals. American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages. 2004. Retrieved January 04, 2018 from HighBeam Research:

Bergmann, L. S., & Salvo, T. C.-. (n.d.). Annual Report Writing Lab at Purdue University Acknowledgments. USA.

Brown, H. D., Lee, K. (2015). Teaching by Principles. An Interactive Approach to Language Pedagogy. Fourth Edition. New York: Pearson Education, Inc.

Chouit, D., Nfissi, A., & Laabidi, H. (2017). Exploring the Correlation between Professors ’ Use of ICT in Teaching and the Levels of Institutional Support. Journal of English Language Teaching and Linguistics, 2(1), 47–63.

Dulay, H., Burt, M., & Krashen, S. (1982). Language Two. New York: Oxford University Press.

Dawes, L. (2001). What stops teachers using new Technology? 10 M. Leask (ed) Issues in teaching using ICT (PP. 61-79) London Routledge.

Ellis, R. (1997). Second Language Acquisition. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Grabe, M., & Grabe, C. (2007). Integrating technology for meaningful learning (5th ed). Boston, MA: Houghton Mifflin.

Graddol, D. (1997). The future of English: A guide to forecasting the popularity of the English language in the 21st century. London: Glenton Press.

Kelleher, R. (2000). A review of recent developments in the use of information communication technologies (ICT) in science classrooms. Australian Science Teachers Journal, 46(1), 33. Retrieved from

Khaloufi, A. (2017). An Examination of the Impact of Computer Skills on the Effective Use of ICT in the Classroom. Indonesian Journal of EFL and Linguistics, 2(1), 53–69. Retrieved from

Laabidi, H., & Laabidi, Y. (2016). A Quantitative Examination of Factors that Influence Technology Integration in Higher Education System. Indonesian Journal of EFL and Linguistics, 1(2), 175–191.

Laabidi, Y., & Laabidi, H. (2016). Barriers Affecting Successful Integration of ICT in Moroccan Universities. Journal of English Language Teaching and Linguistics, 1(3), 203–214.

Lightbown, P. M., & Spada, N. (2001). How Languages Are Learned. Second Edition. New York: Oxford University Press.

Nunan, D. (2001). Second Language Learning and Teaching. Boston: Thompson Publishing Company.

Paiz, J. M., & Shanghai, N. Y. U. (2017). Uses of and Attitudes towards OWLs as L2 Writing Support Tools the Asian EFL Journal Quarterly Volume 19, Issue 1, (March).

Saville-Troike, M. (2006). Introducing second language acquisition. Cambridge Introductions to Language and Linguistics.

Skinner, N. C., & Preece, P. F. W. (2003). The use of information and

communications technology to support the teaching of science in primary schools. International Journal of Science Education, 25(2), 205–219.

Stepp-Greany, J. (2002). Student perceptions on language learning in a technological environment: Implications for the new millennium . Language Learning & Technology, 6(January), 165–180. Retrieved from

Yunus, M.M., Chua, P.L., Maimun, A.L. & Rizauddin, R. (2010). Evaluation of ICT usage for general or English learning purposes. WSEAS Transactions on Information Science and Applications, pp. 205-211.



  • There are currently no refbacks.

JELTL (Journal of English Language Teaching and Linguistics); Web:;

Creative Commons License
JELTL by is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License

Indexed and Abstracted BY: