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.
Our System has Changed:
We are no longer accepting new submissions in eTutoring–all new submissions will be in our new Submittable system. We hope the new system will make submitting easier and smoother for you, and allow us to give more useful feedback.
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!)
We’ve added several new resources written by VWC Peer Consultants to help you through common assignments at Antioch. Check out the PDFs below!
- Terms Used in Academic Assignments
- Writing Reflection Papers
- Writing Discussion Posts
- Writing a Research Paper
- Writing a Case Conceptualization
- Writing a Family of Origin Paper
- Writing a Chapter in a Longer Document
- Writing an Annotated Bibliography
The Writer’s Toolkit: Using P.O.W.E.R. to Take On “the Blank Page”
The blank page has always been intimidating for me. Upon first sight, it makes me feel anxious – worried about writing the perfect piece, finishing on time, let alone trying to communicate my thoughts and ideas. Then I was introduced to the acronym P.O.W.E.R.
The acronym seemed simple but when I began to implement it into my writing process everything changed! Instead of facing a blank page with fear, anxiety, and perfectionism, P.O.W.E.R. helped me focus on my writing one step at a time. Here’s how it works for me:
Planning helps me see the bigger picture and answer the writing prompt concisely. While planning, I like to choose the topic of my paper and the main ideas I want to communicate.
An outline feels like my saving grace. If I can write one main idea, with 3 supporting points and wrap them up in an introduction and conclusion sandwich, I am on my way!
Writing invites me to use my outline and transform the three supporting points into sentences. I then add transitions, so each sentence flows together to form a paragraph.
Editing encourages me to read my work over for spelling errors, grammar mistakes, or the little things that get brushed aside when I am trying to finish a paper for a deadline.
Revision gives me opportunity for a break. At this point, I like to share my paper with a third party (a friend, colleague, or the VWC). Once I get their feedback, I make the necessary changes and am ready to publish!
After taking an extended break from writing, I wasn’t sure if I would ever be the same writer again. Using P.O.W.E.R. has given me my voice back and has helped me take on the blank page in a way my anxiety never thought possible.
Virtual Writing Center