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: Don’t be Spooked by Big Writing Projects
One of my favorite October traditions is tramping along the darkened paths of haunted mazes, steeling myself from the scare actors who leap out in zombified makeup for that thrilling, frightening effect. Even as I revel in the joys of Fall, there’s just one thing that can truly spook me: my dissertation!
I remember being in the early stages, eagerly and easily writing about one of my passions. Yet, as the date of my proposal review ominously looms, I sit in front of my laptop for hours without so much as clicking on the latest round of my advisor’s feedback.
“What’s wrong with me?” I thought with cruel harshness on one such, paralyzing afternoon at the start of the semester. “I’ve been writing for years; I should have all the tools I need to get over this!”
With a start, I realized that I did have everything I need. Here I was, beating myself up for not matching the momentum I had at the start when this stage was entirely different. So, it makes sense that this later stage might have unanticipated anxieties. Now, I could use my past skills to celebrate small victories.
“All I have to do today is read my advisor’s comments,” I said to myself, experimentally. “If I want to do more after that, that’s okay. But, I don’t have to do anything else.”
As it turned out, I did end up wanting to respond to some of the feedback that same day, but some other areas still felt too scary to address at once. The next day, I set another small goal and congratulated myself for surpassing it. This shift in my thinking has demystified the specter of writing big projects so that the only thing spooking me this October will be the zombies.
R. Frank, M.Sc.
Virtual Writing Center Lead Peer Consultant
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