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

                  agelast, n. “A person who never laughs; one who has no sense of humour.” “Although the student thought the elaborate excuse she made up was pretty hilarious, her professor was an agelast when the paper was three weeks late.” “agelast, n.” OED Online. Oxford University Press, March 2014. Web. 27 May […]

Writing into the Summer

With another school year behind us, and the warmth of summer around the corner, it’s easy to put down the pen and take a break from writing. But you worked so hard to fine tune your abilities this year. You visited the Writing Center, took advantage of office hours, and revised your papers. You really […]

Wednesday’s Word of the Week

                  wabbit, adj. “Tired out, exhausted; ‘off colour’.” The wabbit student, after a week of finals, was ready for a week of naps. “wabbit, adj.” OED Online. Oxford University Press, March 2014. Web. 7 May 2014.

Tuesday’s Tip: Writing to Read

Today’s tip comes from Professor T.H.M. Gellar-Goad (@thmggphd) in the Department of Classical Languages. In many disciplines, like the analysis and criticism of ancient Greek and Roman literature in the field of Classics, writing isn’t just a product to show what you think — it’s also a tool to figure out what you think.  The poetry and prose of the […]

Take a Break!

We don’t have to tell you that studying for exams is hard work. But did you know that you should be taking study breaks? According to a recent article in the New York Times,  “A growing body of evidence shows that taking regular breaks from mental tasks improves productivity and creativity — and that skipping breaks can lead […]

Friday Flashback

Well here we are, another finals week. Best of luck on your final exams, papers, and projects, and make sure to come to the Writing Center if you need help! Here’s a look back at our week on the blog.- Monday we posted instructions for our finals week appointment schedule.- On Tuesday we shared a […]

Good Luck!

Happy Reading Day! Here’s wishing you a successful finals week (and, of course, you can always come see us in the Writing Center if you need help). And now for a few of our favorite finals week memes to get us ready!