The VWC will be closed from December 18th through January 6th. We look forward to supporting you again when we all return in January, and wish you a happy New Year!
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 e-mail or voicemail! Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or leave us a voicemail at 937-769-1355.
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!)
Nearly all Antioch University programs are transitioning to APA 7th 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:
- APA Style 7th Edition Quick Reference for Common Types of Sources
- APA Style 7th Edition Checklist
- APA Style 7th Edition Changes for Student Writers
The Writer’s Toolkit: Adventuring in APA
Aspects of APA style are hard for me to swallow. Poetic lyricism is an important part of my writing repertoire, but APA papers have little use for the literary styles I love best.
When I sit down to work on school assignments, I battle an overwhelming impulse to aesthetically embellish every composition. Why not indulge in a little bit of flourish, after all? Metaphors and alliteration have never done much harm in the world, as far as I can tell.
APA style, however, calls for the plainest, most practical expression of every idea. Data and theories, not eloquence, need to take the front seat. While I understand the argument, I struggle to embrace the application.
I expect that I’ll maintain misgivings about APA style throughout my career. In the meantime, I have found a perspective to get me through the mountains of papers that I need to write: I view writing as a puzzle or a game. There are other outlets for my creative voice, but writing in APA style is like cracking a complicated code or solving a brainteaser. It’s a matter of applying the right formula at the right moment to get the right job done.
Sometimes, I find I enjoy slipping into my APA persona. I grow absorbed in hunting down each hint of bias in my tone, eliminating every trace. Besides, since I frequently feel like an intellectual imposter, there’s a certain thrill in writing a solid APA-style paper. It’s like going undercover to crash the endless party the “real” academics are throwing. So far, no one has tried to kick me out. Navigating academia simply requires its own sophisticated maneuvers, making the entire dance of composing in APA style really quite… poetic.
Virtual Writing Center Staff