The AUSB Writing Center provides free peer assistance with:

  • Writing (all forms)
  • Brainstorming and Outlining
  • Argumentation
  • Introductions and Conclusions
  • Thesis Statements
  • Topic Sentences and Transitions
  • Supporting Points and Evidence
  • Clarity
  • Integrating Quotes and Citations
  • Organization and Structure
  • ESL and ELL Support
  • MLA Formatting
  • APA Formatting
  • Understanding Assignment Guidelines
  • Entrance Essays
  • Scholarship Applications
  • Research and Citation Techniques
  • Résumé & CV Writing
  • Grant Writing
  • Poster Writing
  • Oral Presentations
  • Creative Writing
  • Tech support (Course Registration, VWC Tutorials)
  • MS Word, Excel, Powerpoint, and Prezi

If there is a specific skill not listed here, call or e-mail us with your inquiry. We may be able to help you!

What We Do:

  1. We help students find a process or plan that suits them.
  2. We ask questions, listen, and help strategize.
  3. We create a positive culture of learning.

What We Don’t Do:

  1. We do not tell, fix, judge or shame.
  2. We do not function as an editing service. We help students become better editors of their own work; we do not edit for them or promise they will leave a one-hour session with an error-free paper.
  3. We do not conduct research; however, we can assist students to improve their research skills.

How to Make an Appointment:

  1. Please read “What We Do, What We Don’t Do” (above) and review our policies (at the bottom of our FAQ page).
  2. Use the “request form” below; email us at writingcenter.ausb[at]; call or leave a message for us at 805-962-8179 ext 5110; drop by Room 207 to see us; or use our “same day/next day” sign-up sheet (on the door of Room 207). If you email or call, please include the following information:
    1. Your first and last name
    2. What program you are in (BA, MACP, M.Ed., MBA, PsyD, etc.)
    3. A phone number and/or Antioch email where you can be reached
    4. A brief description of what you need assistance with
  3. Before attending your appointment, please review our FAQs and the “Preparing for Your Session” guide, under the list of FAQs on the same page.

Cancellations:  If you need to cancel, please do so at least 24 hours in advance.


To request an appointment, ask a question, or send us a message, please complete the following form
  • The Librarian will only reply to Antioch email addresses.