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.
Page art by Julie Fortney, VWC Peer Consultant
Shared Writing Center and Library Workshops: to give you more options as we all work in more isolation than usual, all the campus Writing Centers, the Virtual Writing Center, and the Antioch Libraries will be opening their various virtual workshops to all students throughout the Summer and Fall 2020, and Winter and Spring 2021. These will include topics from APA Style to designing presentations to organizing your research to framing your writing, and more! We’ll email students with registration info and upcoming workshop lists more or less monthly.
If you haven’t received information and are interested in upcoming workshops, just send us an email and we can share everything currently scheduled along with registration information.
COVID-19: We are operating as normal despite the pandemic crisis; however, response times may sometimes 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
I stared blankly at a writing placement test, unsure of what it wanted, and wondered who I was kidding. Miraculously, nobody called my bluff, and I was soon accepted to a master’s program.
Writing seemed a modest academic exercise, demonstrating that I could satisfy a rubric. I saw no comparison between my own writing and the sources on my syllabi. I wrote myself off as an academic impostor.
A major conference was hosted in my field. I didn’t think that I deserved to go, but I nervously mimicked my peers and registered, certain I’d be discovered as a fraud. On Day One, I sat feeling completely out of place when an unassuming woman struck up a conversation. I was stunned to discover that this approachable person was a well-respected and prolific writer in the field.
Back at school, I sometimes picked up her writing for class. It struck me that these books all started as ideas in her head—but how did the metamorphosis take place? I began to speculate. I pictured her sitting at a keyboard, searching for words, revising ad nauseum. But… I knew someone else who did those same things: me. Perhaps I wasn’t quite so bogus after all.
These days, I believe I can contribute to the conversation. The writer from the conference does have more experience than I have (yet), but she doesn’t have some golden touch that I was born without. She started out in shoes like mine, and I could very well follow in her footsteps. To all my fellow “frauds,” I offer an image: any celebrated writer staring at an empty page or screen. The distance from a passing notion to a finished paper isn’t measured just in strokes of genius, but in the diligent strokes of fingers on computer keys.
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