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 […]

We’re Open!

Our doors unlocked today for appointments at 10am! We will have limited hours this week with our full schedule available soon. Need an appointment? Head here to log in or create an account. Need help? Email writingcenter@wfu.edu or call 336-758-5768.  

Welcome to Fall 2015!

Whether you’re starting your first week of classes as a first-year student or you’re back for your final year (or a victory lap), we are so glad to have you here for a brand new semester! We’re getting ready to open the center with limited hours on Monday August 31, and we will have the new schedule […]

Reflections from a Graduating Tutor

“My time at the writing center has really shaped how I view myself as a writer, and writing in general. Everyone needs to learn how to write well–it doesn’t matter if you’re going into business, science, literature, or something else, being able to clearly express your thoughts to others is a necessity in every field. […]

Wednesday’s Word of the Week

                deluge, n. “A great flood or overflowing of water, a destructive inundation. (Often used hyperbolically, e.g. of a heavy fall of rain.)” “He was facing a deluge of assignments and was starting to feel overwhelmed. There’s less than a month left of the semester!” “deluge, n.” OED Online. […]

Tips for Writing “Good”

A little humor to start your Tuesday!

Better Business Writing

Good writing is not reserved for the English classroom these days. According to a recent article in Time, the business world is starting to pay more attention to the writing skills of their current (and potential) employees. “Consider a recent Grammarly study of 100 LinkedIn profiles. In the same 10-year period, professionals who received one to […]

Wednesday’s Word of the Week

                  perendinate, v. “To defer until the day after tomorrow; to postpone for a day.” “She decided that playing frisbee on the quad was more fun than finishing her paper, so she decided to perendinate her assignment until tomorrow.” “perendinate, v.” OED Online. Oxford University Press, March 2015. […]

Wake Up to Poetry Part 2

Yesterday we shared a winning poem from our tutor Bailey. Today we are sharing the 2nd place poem from another tutor, Alex M! “Last year, my undergraduate university inaugurated a new president. As part of the week-long celebration of the event, I was asked (along with one of my peers and some of my professors) to […]

Wake Up to Poetry

Over 120 poems were submitted to the third annual Wake Up to Poetry contest. One of those poets, and honorable mention winner, is our own tutor Bailey! Congratulations Bailey! For your reading pleasure, here is Bailey poem, Following Orange, and a note from Bailey on her process of writing it. “It’s experimental in terms of form, and […]

Wednesday’s Word(s) of the Week

This week’s word comes from an amazing visual dictionary from Brain Pickings. Cool obscure words and some fabulous drawings to match. Our favorite?                       Vernalagnia A romantic mood brought on by Spring.