Welcome to the Antioch University New England Writing Center! We offer free academic writing support for AUNE students.
The work of framing, organizing, and engaging with an idea is both the heart of good writing and the heart of academic work generally. The Writing Center mission is to help students become better writers, better thinkers, and better learners by providing peer feedback and support for all parts of this process. We believe that all writers – experienced, intermediate, and novice – benefit from feedback on their work.
You can visit the Writing Center in the CRR next to the library, or make an appointment to meet by phone or Skype. If you have questions about the Writing Center, you can call us during scheduled hours at 603-283-2414, or e-mail us!
- Getting Started: Understanding assignments, brainstorming ideas, asking strong questions, and outlining key points.
- Structuring Your Writing: Developing a thesis statement or focus, organizing your supporting points, and framing paragraphs or sections.
- Revising and Polishing: Being clear and concise, tweaking your flow and focus, attending to voice and audience, and using strong editing techniques.
- Integrating Sources: Supporting your assertions, introducing quotations, paraphrasing material, and formatting references.
- Developing Presentations: Composing, organizing, and formatting your PowerPoint slides or Prezi layout.
- Writing Strong Career Documents: Composing your resume, cover letter, or CV for a job or internship.
As an AUNE student, you can take advantage of free writing support in person, via phone or Skype appointments, or through the Virtual Writing Center. Instructions for accessing each of these are below.
Note that if you have a long paper (>8 pages), you may not be able to go through everything in a typical hour-long session. You are welcome to reserve up to two hours in a row to discuss longer papers, or return for multiple sessions.
In-person Sessions at the AUNE Writing Center:
Log into our Online Appointment System to reserve a session during scheduled Writing Center hours. The first time, you will need to register, which you can do via the link above or directly here. Once you have registered, sign in to the system and you will see the Writing Center Schedule for the next week (you can scroll ahead to see future weeks). Click on any open (white) time block and fill out the sign-up form to make an appointment anywhere between 30 minutes and two hours in length. You are also welcome to come to the Writing Center on a drop-in basis if no one else has reserved the hour.
Phone Sessions at the AUNE Writing Center:
As with in-person sessions, use our Online Registration System to reserve a time during the Writing Center’s regularly scheduled hours. On the sign-up form, select “schedule phone appointment,” and list your phone number for the staff member to contact you. After you make the appointment, use the “attach a paper” link that appears in the sign-up form window. If you accidentally close the window, you can attach the paper later by clicking on the yellow folder icon on the upper left side of the online schedule.
Skype Sessions at the AUNE Writing Center
As with phone support above, make an appointment and select “schedule Skype appointment” on the sign-up form. Please list both your Skype contact name and your phone number (in case of technical glitches). You’ll also need to add “AUNE.Tutors” as a contact in Skype, and the contact you at the start of the session. If you have technical difficulties, you can call the AUNE Writing Center at 603-283-2414.
Support for Dissertations and Theses
Writing support is also available for your thesis or dissertation work, both in-person and virtually. Because of the scope of these documents, we recommend that you review your work through a series of appointments with a single tutor over a period of weeks or months. It is important to note that particular requirements for theses and dissertations are program specific, and questions about those areas are best directed to your thesis adviser. If you would like regular support for a thesis or dissertation, please contact the AUNE Writing Center Coordinator, John Dunham, before signing up for tutoring.
The VWC is freely available to all Antioch University students. You can use the VWC to submit your paper electronically and received written feedback from a tutor typically within 24-48 hours. If you have questions about the VWC or have difficulty accessing the system, email the VWC Coordinator, and please include your AUEID, Antioch email address, and campus affiliation. You can also visit the VWC home page for more information and resources.
If you don’t see the help you are looking for above, don’t be deterred! If you come to Writing Center we’ll do our best to help with whatever you need! There are also several other places to get the support you may be looking for:
For any and all research assistance, including search techniques and strategies for all user levels, selecting a searchable topic, or help with citation management, please contact your librarian, Rachel Sperling. You can reach her by email and by phone at 603-283-2404, or just stop by the library; her usual hours are 9-5 on weekdays and by appointment at other times.
Grant and Proposal Writing:
AUNE Grants Office Director Don Woodhouse is available to meet with faculty, students, and staff regarding proposal writing and the grants process. He encourages appointments early in the process, and he can provide limited feedback on drafts as well. For more information, visit the Grants Office or contact Don by email
Student Disability Services:
If you are struggling with writing due to a disability, you should know that Antioch University provides reasonable accommodations to ensure the accessible participation of qualified individuals with disabilities in its classes, programs, facilities, and events. A reasonable accommodation is a modification or adjustment to instructional methods and/or a course, program, service, activity, or facility that gives a qualified student with a disability equal access to the learning, benefits and privileges available to a similarly-situated student without a disability. A few examples of reasonable accommodations might be course materials in alternate format, advance receipt of syllabus, reading lists, or extended time to complete course assignments and/or tests. For more information, please visit the SDS Web Page and contact Fran Ziperstein, Director of Student Disability Services, by email.