Welcome to Owlcation! This site was created by educators and experts on topics related to education as a place for authors to share their unique expertise and knowledge about all things academic. We offer articles on topics ranging from the ten most important moments in the French Revolution to the different species of owls in Florida. If you’re looking for information that is education or academia-related, we are here for you!
To write for Owlcation, authors must comply with the HubPages editorial policy. In addition to these requirements, we encourage you to consider the recommendations and tips below on how to successfully craft high-quality articles for this particular site.
The content on Owlcation is held to an even higher standard than our general editorial policy due to the academic nature of the site. We accept articles that are educational, research-based, objective, and dense. Academic content is treated similarly to content that is considered YMYL (Your Money or Your Life); in other words, the advice could have an impact on the reader’s health and well-being. Like YMYL content on any of our Network Sites, Owlcation articles must be trustworthy and accurate.
What We Love To See
- Subject-Matter Expertise: Are you an educator, scientist, or history student? Do you possess some other form of expertise? We encourage you to include this information in your author bio. Nothing builds trust faster than laying your credentials out for your readers to see.
- Credibility: Don’t have a PhD in Biomedical Engineering? No problem! We just ask that you “show your work” by citing primary sources for your research that are objective, trustworthy, unbiased, and scholarly.
- Supplemental Media: Readers benefit from the inclusion of visual aids such as maps; videos; and/or captioned, legally sourced, high-quality images that add value to your written content.
- Organization: Articles are most successful when the content is original and clearly supports its title and/or subtitles. It is best to answer the reader’s query near the beginning of the article. Long-winded introductions and personal anecdotes unrelated to the article’s content are discouraged.
- Originality: Considering the nature of the site, references are to be expected. However, it is your original reporting, analysis, experience, and expertise that make the content you write unlike any other article found online. In a world full of copycats, be original! Just remember to maintain an academic tone. Not only will we notice how awesome you are—your readers will, too.
What We Discourage
- Bland Regurgitations: Articles that simply summarize well-known information from Wikipedia or other popular sources do not make for valuable content given the wealth of information already available online to the reader.
- Unsourced Claims: The information you share in your articles should be true, so if you're making a claim about something that isn't widely known, make sure to back up your info by explaining where it comes from or including a link to a reputable source.
- Subjective Critique: We encourage authors to offer critiques that are empirical in nature. Content that is influenced by emotions, or opinion-based, does not meet Owlcation’s quality standards (and such content, if submitted, may be considered for publishing on an alternative HubPages Network Site).
Here are some examples of articles on Owlcation that we would like to showcase. These articles exhibit the type of high-quality work we wish to see on the site:
- What to Do During Itikaf: Rules, Virtues, and Nullifications
- The Difference Between Green and Hazel Eyes
- The 10 Most Dangerous Chemicals Known to Man
- 6 Reasons Why Knowing English Is Important in Today's World
- The Narwhal: The Fascinating Unicorn Whale of the Arctic Ocean
- What Is Mind Blanking? Tips to Get Rid of That Foggy Feeling
A quick note: All of the Network Sites are a blending of professional editing and writers like you.
If you are intrigued by our community and would like to write for Owlcation, we’d love to have you! In order to set up an account to begin writing, please sign up on HubPages. Articles are initially written on our parent platform, and then, if they are of high enough quality, they are moved to one of our Network Sites like Owlcation.