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IWU OCLS: Paper Format Review


Librarians may not be available during all open hours but will answer ASAP.

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What a student does... What an OCLS librarian does...

Step One - Learn APA & Academic Writer


Step Two - Format Review

  • Use the OCLS Format Review as you start to learn APA Style and Academic Writer.  


  • Reviews your APA Style format (Title Page, In-text Citations, APA Headings, Tables, Figures, and Reference list). 
  • Notes the APA errors and how to fix them.
  • We do not correct the APA for you. 

Step Three - Correct the Paper

  • Reads and reviews the librarian’s feedback and corrects the paper. 
  • Uses feedback to learn APA and apply it to future papers.

Step Four - Keep Learning APA

  • Use Format Reviews for your first few courses. 
  • As you learn APA Style and Academic Writer, you will be ready to write without a review. 


  • Answers APA Style and Academic Writer questions when you have them. 
  • OCLS reserves the right to refuse to complete an APA Format Review if Academic Writer has not been used to create your paper. 



Paper Reviews

  • OCLS reviews final papers only.
  • We do not review group projects
  • We do not review discussion board posts, journals, reflections, or similar assignments. 
  • Doctoral Students (DBA, DMIN, DNP, DOL, EdD): We only review papers for 700-level (first-year) courses. For information on dissertation reviews, please email OCLS.
  • We only review APA Style elements: Title Page, In-Text Citations, APA Headings, Tables or Figures, and References list. 


Time Frame

  • We do not guarantee a same-day review.
  • For APA Reviews, please allow a minimum of two (2) business days (not including weekends or holidays) for OCLS to finish your Format Review. 
  • Graduate (Master and Doctoral) papers, will require additional time for review. 
  • Auditing Dissertations, Applied Doctoral projects, Capstone Papers, and similar documents require a minimum of four (4) weeks (not including weekends or holidays)



Fill out the Paper Review form to request a review. 

Request Format Review

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  • Librarians may not be available all open hours, but will answer ASAP.