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.
We are still operating as normal despite the pandemic crisis; however, response times may be over 48 hours since we are all dealing with daily changes in our various local areas. We will get you feedback even if it takes a little longer. Thanks for your patience, and stay safe!
If you’d like some ideas of how to write productively during our collective social isolation, check out some resources here.
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 new resource by Director of Writing Anne Maxham explains some of the key parts of writing the literature review:
These two additional new resources can help you plan a record a video presentation:
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:
- 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: Mindful Use of “I”
This past quarter, I felt more like a professional juggler than a student. There were more balls in the air than usual and as I struggled to maintain the rhythm, all the balls eventually came crashing to the ground.
The main balancing act involved my role as a student and social justice advocate. As greater societal issues took precedence, balancing both of these roles and their responsibilities felt increasingly overwhelming and difficult. Once school began to feel unimportant, my motivation to work on assignments significantly decreased.
As I struggled to complete my final papers, I realized that if I continued to feel constantly overwhelmed, not only would my learning suffer, but I also would not be very helpful in contributing to societal change. I had to commit to the balancing act. In my student role, this meant I needed to reframe my perspective towards assignments.
Before struggling to get through any more papers, I asked myself, “Why am I writing this paper? What is its purpose?” and “Who am I writing this for? Why is it important for people to read this?” Answering these questions instilled my papers with meaning and importance. Even with other prevalent issues going on, I realized there was still value in being a student, and as a result I felt more motivated to write.
Identifying the purpose and audience for each paper helped give my student role more weight in the balancing act. This allowed me to become more focused and feel in control, which reduced the overwhelming feelings preventing me from being a helpful ally and motivated student.
As I enter the summer quarter, I am ready to re-commit to the balancing act; in recognizing the importance of both roles, I will try my best to find the rhythm and maintain the balance.
Virtual Writing Center Consultant
Read previous posts in the Writer’s Toolkit archives.