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.
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
VWC Mission and Philosophy:
The VWC strives to support Antioch students throughout their programs by welcoming and supporting all writers to express themselves in their academic work. Our feedback is structured around peer readership to foster collaborative learning, and framed with the principle of respecting individual writers and voices. The VWC is committed to language diversity and furthering antiracism at Antioch by understanding and advocating against linguistic discrimination. Similarly, the VWC is committed to inclusive support for writers of all abilities by adapting our feedback to writers’ individual needs. Finally, the VWC is dedicated to ongoing growth in our own practice and to confidentiality in our feedback to writers.
Announcements: Winter and Spring
The VWC is open for submissions as usual! Happy 2022, 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: “What Do I Say?” – The Challenge of Self-Reflection
Upon entering my graduate program in clinical psychology, assignments requiring self-reflection began to come along. I easily began writing to fulfill the page requirement, filling the pages with information. As I reread it, I realized that rather than reflecting, I was instinctively intellectualizing and writing what I knew instead of what I felt. I hadn’t done the assignment at all.
Initially, I was puzzled on how to shift my writing to be more reflective, and to incorporate myself into the writing. However, through class discussions, I realized that my reaction to the class content was important, as it told me something about myself. If a statement made me feel uncomfortable, it was essential to examine my own assumptions and biases as they were influenced by my experiences and perspectives. If my perception differed from another student’s I wanted to understand why, so that I could expand my own perspectives and broaden my views from hearing the viewpoints of others. If I do not understand myself, I may unintentionally put my own assumptions and expectations on others when it is not beneficial to them. I began to change my perspective and thought about the class in a different way.
In my work, self-reflection is particularly important when working with other people, as it brings an awareness to the self, and can be helpful when entering a therapeutic relationship with another person. When writing, I made a shift, and began using the word “I” instead of “this class” or “this concept.” I considered questions like, “how has this class impacted me or changed my perspective?” or “How does my own personal context impact my perspective in relation to this class?” This shift in thinking brought my work and my knowledge of myself to a new level and benefitted me as a writer.
Virtual Writing Center Peer Consultant
Puzzling the Paper
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An Internal Writing Process
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Preparing for Receiving Feedback
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I’ve Got a List, So I Check it Twice
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Where Do I Even Start?
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Less is More
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Why am I so Frustrated?
by Madeline Schmitt on January 18, 2021
The Best We Can for Today
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Transforming the Inner Voice to the Outer Voice
by Rachel Frank on October 10, 2020
Will the Real Academic Writer Please Stand Up?
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