Welcome to the Active Voice Blog!

Welcome to the Active Voice Blog, the official blog of the Wake Forest University Writing Center. You can find all the information you need about the Center around our main site, but this space is reserved for students, faculty, and staff to share perspectives on writing practices and processes. We hope you’ll find something here […]

Wednesday’s Word of the Week (Halloween Edition)

                    sciomancy, n. “Divination through communication with the spirits of the dead.” “She tried sciomancy and a ouija board to predict her grade in the course.” “sciomancy, n.” OED Online. Oxford University Press, September 2014. Web. 29 October 2014. Want more spooky words? Visit our Writing Center word […]

Bragging on our Tutors

We are so proud of of our Writing Center tutors who presented during Undergraduate Research Day last week! Meredith gave an oral presentation titled, “Interpersonal Engagement in Undergraduate First Year Writing.” Meredith said that “By looking most specifically at the use of ‘interpersonal themes’ in students’ writing…I identified components of academic writing that distinguish students who feel more […]

Exploring Community

Yesterday, we shared a recap of our National Day on Writing activities, including #writemycommunity. We now have lots of index cards in the Writing Center that share your perspectives on the Wake Forest community. We recently stumbled across a great article about exploring community – 10 ways to explore and express what makes your community unique. […]


We had a great time celebrating National Day on Writing yesterday!                   We officially wrote the longest WFU ghost story and you helped contribute quite a few silly sentences. More about that soon on where you can read it yourself. And while ghost stories are fun, an […]

National Day on Writing Celebration

  Happy National Day on Writing Wake Forest! Our  celebration is happening right now in Benson! Come share your thoughts on community and add a sentence to the longest ghost story in WFU history!  We’re  here until 7pm so stop on by! Can’t come by? Feel free to share your thoughts virtually by using #WFU […]

“What makes a word ‘real?'”

Professor Laura Aull recently shared this with us and we think it’s too good not share with you. So, what does make a word real?

National Day on Writing — Monday, October 20

On Monday October 20, the Writing Center will be celebrating National Day on Writing in Benson (outside the food court) from 11am-7pm. Come and celebrate with us! — Share your thoughts on the community of Wake Forest and participate in an event focused on the National Day on Writing 2014 theme. You can do this in […]