Virtual Writing Center

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Virtual Writing Center

Student Praise for the VWC

Since 2011, the Virtual Writing Center has provided support for student writing in a convenient online format. Here are a few comments that Antioch students shared about their experiences with the VWC:

  • The tutor’s review and suggestions were excellent. My questions were answered satisfactorily and minor flaws in the paper were brought to my attention.
  • The feedback was quick, clear, and well received. Thank you!
  • The notes given to me were extremely helpful. I use the writing lab frequently. The lab always helps me not only improve my paper, but teaches me skills that I can continue to use for improving my writing.
  • This is my first time using the VWC and I wasn’t sure how it worked. The instructions were very explicit and easy to follow. I was surprised at the quick and thorough response.
  • Your help was invaluable and helped me make the paper clearer and more precise. Thanks.

Consultant Spotlight

michelletobinWelcome to Michelle Tobin, who joined the VWC Staff from AU Seattle this past November.

Michelle has a broad and diverse knowledge of art and psychology from her roles as an artist, curator, and art therapist. Her background in art history has given her a strong foundation in academic writing. Now in the Clinical Mental Health Counseling and Art Therapy program at Antioch University Seattle, Michelle’s mission is to help others find personal liberation through self-expression. As a Peer Tutor at the Virtual Writing Center, she hopes to inspire students to find their voices and share their stories in a safe and accessible space.

New & Noteworthy

VWC Quarterly Survey: We’re interested in improving our services as always, and your feedback helps us do that! If you used the VWC over the past few months, will you please take four minutes to fill out this quick survey about your experience? Thanks for your comments, and for using the VWC!

New Resource: Corresponding With Your Instructor. Especially at the beginning of new quarters and new classes, you will probably find yourself needing to e-mail your professor with questions. Now we have a resource to help you answer questions such as “how formal should I be?” and “how long is too long?”

LaurenCongratulations to Lauren Weisberg for receiving the 2016 Horace Mann Spirit of Service Scholarship Award. The Horace Mann Scholarship recognizes individual students who have won victories (large and small) for humanity through their work or volunteerism.  Lauren is among five 2016 awardees who were selected by committee from a pool of 30 applicants, and each will receive a $2,500 scholarship award for the Spring 2016 term. Lauren is pursuing her PsyD through New England’s Clinical Psychology Program, and has worked with the VWC through the AUNE Writing Center, since 2013.


LorindaLorinda Toledo was recently awarded the Diane J. Goldsmith Award for Excellence in eTutoring for the exemplary writing support she has provided to AU students in the AU Virtual Writing Center. Each year, eTutoring recognizes a tutor who has had a significant impact on the development and delivery of online tutoring. Lorinda was selected after a review of nominees representing the eTutoring community of over 140 institutions of higher education.

In the nomination, Lorinda’s influence and consistent excellence were acknowledged and supported through student survey responses that consistently recognize Lorinda by name for her valuable and thorough feedback. Dr. Anne Maxham, Director of the AU-VWC, comments: “Lorinda has been an been an integral member of the VWC Team since 2013: she inspires writers to achieve greater success through her encouraging and thoughtful commentary.” Lorinda is a recent graduate of the AULA MFA Program and is presently pursuing a PhD in English at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, where she also received the Black Mountain Institute Fellowship.

The Writer’s Toolkit: The VWC’s biweekly newsletter has passed 600 subscribers! Each newsletter is both a story of something we encounter as writers, and some suggestions for how to move forward. Thanks go to all to all of the VWC and campus staff who contribute, and their willingness to share their authentic experiences as writers. Read the latest issue, check out the archives, or subscribe via your e-mail.

Creative Submissions: Composing a poem? Working on fiction or creative non-fiction? The VWC can help! Several of our peer consultants are in the AULA MFA program and are eager to read your creative work. Submit your creative pieces the same way you would academic writing to receive feedback.