At AUNE, students can get writing support in person, via phone or Skype appointments, or through the Virtual Writing Center. Instructions for accessing each of these are below. Note that if you have a long paper (>8 pages), you may not get through the whole thing in a typical hour-long session. If you have time, you are welcome to reserve two hours in a row to discuss longer papers, or return for multiple sessions.
In-person Writing Support at AUNE:
Log into our online registration system to reserve a session during the Writing Center’s regularly scheduled hours. The first time you use the service you will need to register, which you can do via the link above or directly here. Once you have registered, sign in to the system and you will see the current Writing Center Schedule. Click on any open (white) hour block and fill out the sing-up form to make an appointment. You are also welcome to come into the Writing Center on a drop-in basis if no one else has reserved the hour.
Phone Support with an AUNE Writing Center Tutor
As with in-person tutoring, use our Online Registration System to reserve a session during the Writing Center’s regularly scheduled hours. On the sign-up form, indicate that the session will be via phone, and list your phone number (in case of technical glitches). After you make the appointment, use the “attach a paper” link that appears in the sign-up form window. If you accidentally close the window, you can attach the paper later by clicking on your appointment (shown in orange) on the main schedule. At the start of your session, call the AUNE Writing Center at 603-283-2414.
Support via Skype with an AUNE Writing Center Tutor
Follow the instructions for phone support above, but on the sign-up form, indicate that the session will be via Skype. List both your Skype contact name and your phone number (in case of technical glitches). At the start of your session, contact the tutor via Skype. You’ll need to add “aune.tutors” as a contact, and the tutor will need to add your Skype name as a contact. It may take a little time at the start of the first Skype session to get the system working, so if you have technical difficulties, call the AUNE Writing Center at 603-283-2414.
Virtual Writing Center (VWC) Support Online
The VWC is offered through AU Seattle and is freely available to all Antioch University students. You can use the VWC to submit your paper electronically and received written feedback from a tutor within 24-48 hours. To access the VWC, follow the steps below:
- Go to http://www.antioch.edu/vwc/
- Under “Submit Your Writing” in the center of the page, click on “e-tutoring,” and you’ll see instructions on how to submit a paper for feedback. There’s also a link to a 3-minute video on the submission process, which is very useful.
- If you have difficulty accessing the VWC, contact the VWC Coordinator, Denny Russell, firstname.lastname@example.org, or 937-769-1657.
Support for Dissertations and Theses
Writing support is also available for your thesis or dissertation work, both in-person and virtually. Because of the scope of these documents, we recommend that you review your work through a series of appointments with a single tutor over a period of weeks or months. It is important to note that particular requirements for theses and dissertations are program specific, and questions about those areas are best directed to your thesis advisor. If you would like support for a thesis or dissertation, please contact the AUNE Writing Center Coordinator, John Dunham, before signing up for tutoring.