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

                    epeolatry, n. “The worship of words.” “As an epeolatry, he read the ‘word of the day’ email first thing every morning.” “epeolatry, n.” OED Online. Oxford University Press, June 2014. Web. 2 September 2014.

What is the Interdisciplinary Writing Minor Anyway?

Recently, the Writing Program unveiled its new Interdisciplinary Writing Minor. interdisciplinary, adj. “Of or pertaining to two or more disciplines or branches of learning; contributing to or benefiting from two or more disciplines.” Hey WFU students, come to the open house on October 21 to learn more about the interdisciplinary writing minor. “interdisciplinary, adj.” OED Online. […]

Writing Minor Open House — Oct. 21 @ 5:30

Friday Flaskback

Happy Friday folks! Here’s a look back at our week in the center. – Monday we shared some words that might not mean what you think they mean. Literally. We did that. – Wednesday was a new word. – Thursday we talked about our tutor Brooke her her role as a USA Today Collegiate Correspondent. […]

Bragging on Our Tutors: Brooke

We’re going to try a new little series on Active Voice where we share the amazing accomplishments of our tutors – because, they’re all pretty amazing! First up, Brooke! Brooke was recently named a Collegiate Correspondent for USA Today. As the WFU representative, she joins the ranks with 21 other college journalists around the country. Her first […]

Wednesday’s Word of the Week

                    moonglade, n. “The track made by moonlight on water.” “So many of her poems were inspired by the moonglade and other evening beauties.” “moon, n.1.” OED Online. Oxford University Press, June 2014. Web. 2 September 2014.

A Funny Way to Start Your Monday

Here’s a little funny article to start your Monday: 15 Words That Don’t Mean What You Think They Mean. I literally died laughing over these — see what I did there?