The VWC provides free peer feedback on writing for Antioch University students. We support your writing process from start to finish!
- Outlining and Planning: Submit your outlines and notes for feedback on ideas.
- Major Revision: Submit your initial drafts, and even incomplete drafts, for big picture feedback on thesis, structure, organization, integration of sources, and so on.
- Minor Revision: Submit your 2nd or 3rd drafts to work on paragraph structure, clarity, conciseness, syntax, and other sentence-level feedback.
- Style and Polish: Submit your near-final drafts for suggestions about APA or MLA, word choice, grammar, and other procedural edits.
To take advantage of peer feedback from the VWC, just click the login link for your campus or program under “Submit Your Writing” on the right (bottom on mobile). Also check out “About the VWC” below to learn more about the feedback process.
Have questions about the process or technical issues submitting? Contact us by email or voicemail! Email us at [email protected], or leave us a voicemail at 937.769.1355.
Page art by Julie Fortney, VWC Peer Consultant
Shared Writing Center and Library Workshops: all the campus Writing Centers, the Virtual Writing Center, and the Antioch Libraries now offer various virtual workshops to all students via Zoom. These include topics from APA Style to designing presentations to organizing your research to framing your writing, and more! We regularly email students with registration info and upcoming workshop lists, more or less monthly.
If you haven’t received information and are interested in upcoming workshops, just send us an email and we can share everything currently scheduled along with registration information.
COVID-19: We are operating as normal during the pandemic; response times are typically around 48 hours but may be longer over holidays or if staff need time away. We will get you feedback even if it takes a little longer. Thanks for your patience, and stay safe!
Use the “Submit Your Writing” menu on the top right (desktop) or bottom (tablet and mobile) to access the VWC system and send in your work for comments. For details about parts of the process, check out the links below:
- How to Submit and What to Expect
- How to Read Your Feedback
- Submission Policies
- Live Consultations
- Meet the VWC Team
- FAQ (Answers to your questions!)
This resource offers a few tips for an effective virtual session:
Nearly all Antioch University programs transitioned to APA 7th Edition as of January 2020. Below are three resources to help you understand the new Student Writing guidelines, and the specific changes in 7th Edition as compared to 6th Edition:
The Writer’s Toolkit: Refuse to Sink
IThe acrid smell of stale coffee lingers in the air, forgotten in its ironically-captioned mug: Refuse to Sink. I feel like I’m drowning right now. I glance at the clock, its glaring numbers blurry from fatigue, a harbinger of my doom and a reminder of the inevitable march of time.
Fewer than 5 hours remain. Why, why, why am I like this? Why?
Have you ever had these thoughts? If so, you’re not alone.
Hi, I’m Morgan and I’m a procrastinator. Specifically, my brand of procrastination is perfectionism.
When time is plentiful, getting myself to write is like herding cats, and I flit between distractions. When I can sit down, I correct and re-correct, spending hours on one paragraph. Conversely, if I don’t give myself enough time to “perfectly” finish an assignment, I can dismiss/avoid any criticism. Of course I lost points – I didn’t have time to write it properly.
Yet, the more I complete assignments, the more I realize procrastination has become my tool; it removes time to dawdle or obsess, allowing me to let go of perfectionism and finish writing. Procrastination helps me be okay with a paper that is just okay. For me, I often need the pressure of time. Accepting procrastination as part of my process helped me reclaim my process.
Now, I acknowledge perfectionism-procrastination behaviors. I check-in with what I need, be it a break, self-compassion, or real-talk, and then I reframe: My perfectionism is a tool for detail-intensive work; my procrastination is a powerful but exhausting weapon. Do I need the chisel or the Warhammer?
I’m drawn back to the screen, inhaling the caffeinated fumes. This is my element. Feeling the fire of time under my butt, I bow my head, pushing onward. Warhammer it is.
Refuse to Sink.
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