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 email@example.com, 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: An Outline Within an Outline
How I prioritized topic headings for organization and clarity
I recently wrote a paper that examined changes in the forests through time at the town and state spatial scales. I used a generic outline to guide me through the introduction, methods, results, and conclusion. I soon found that I was struggling with the results section, however. I had a lot of information. I worried that the section was too lengthy, too hard to follow, and too fragmented. How could I compare forests at different points in time and at different spatial scales without confusing my reader? That was my challenge.
I realized that I needed an outline just for my results section. I found a guide that the Sacred Heart University Library had created. It suggested that I should present my findings in a concise and logical order, but more importantly, I should avoid using data that did not answer my research question. I created an outline based on that advice.
I wrote my research question and then listed the variables I studied to answer that question. Each variable became a topic heading. Beneath each topic heading, I used subheadings to organize my data from each spatial scale. I retained only the data that addressed each topic and spatial scale. Creating the outline accomplished two things: 1) it organized my topics; and 2) it clarified what data directly addressed my topics and should therefore be presented in my results section.
I learned that even a short section of a research paper, like a results section, can benefit from an outline that guides its organization and clarity. That outline was the organizational tool that helped me present my findings more clearly, orderly, and concisely.
Virtual Writing Center Staff