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  • Virginia Military Institute - Math and Computer Science Faculty
    Center Advising Math Resource Center The Writing Center Resources Registrar Financial Aid Canvas Login Dean s Office Career Services Bookstore Cadet Computing Admissions Corps Life Athletics Library Archives Preston Library Library Home Find Books Departments Media Equipment Technical Services Visitor Information Archives Archives Home Online Exhibits VMI History FAQs Genealogy Alumni Manuscripts Civil War New Market Give Close Menu Natural Sciences Applied Mathematics Home Degrees Programs Courses Advising Math Education Resource Center Affordable Textbooks APEX AIM Program Faculty Loretta Thompson Executive Secretary P 540 464 7335 F 540 464 7214 402 Mallory Hall Virginia Military Institute Lexington VA 24450 Contact MACS Webmaster Home Academics Areas of Study Natural Science Mathematics Applied Mathematics Faculty Applied Mathematics Faculty Col Troy Siemers Department Head Professor Ph D University of Virginia siemerstj vmi edu Col Siemers Website Maj Karen Bliss Assistant Professor Ph D North Carolina State University blisskm vmi edu Maj Geoffrey Cox Assistant Professor Ph D UC Irvine coxgw10 vmi edu Maj John David Assistant Professor Ph D North Carolina State University davidja vmi edu Col Lee Dewald Sr Professor Ph D The Naval Postgraduate School dewaldls vmi edu Col Dewald s Bio Maj Amy Givler Assistant Professor Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute givlerae vmi edu Lt Col Gregory Hartman Associate Professor Ph D Virginia Polytechnic Institute State University hartmangn vmi edu Lt Col Hartman s Website Lt Col Meagan Herald Associate Professor Ph D University of Utah heraldmc vmi edu Lt Col Herald s Website Jennifer Hough Instructor M S Oregon State University houghjw vmi edu Maj Jessica Libertini Assistant Professor Ph D Brown University libertinijm vmi edu Col Vonda K Walsh Professor Ph D Medical College of Virginia walshvk vmi edu Col Walsh s Bio Lt Col Dimplekumar Chalishajar Associate Professor Ph D Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda chalishajardn vmi edu Dr

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  • Virginia Military Institute - Why Visit Us
    Advising Math Resource Center The Writing Center Resources Registrar Financial Aid Canvas Login Dean s Office Career Services Bookstore Cadet Computing Admissions Corps Life Athletics Library Archives Preston Library Library Home Find Books Departments Media Equipment Technical Services Visitor Information Archives Archives Home Online Exhibits VMI History FAQs Genealogy Alumni Manuscripts Civil War New Market Give Close Menu Institute Writing Home Writing Center Home Why Visit For Instructors Writing Resources Public Speaking Oral Presentations Consultants FAQ s What People Say Mission Major Deidre Garriott Writing Center Coordinator and Assistant Professor of English Ph 540 464 7483 The Writing Center Virginia Military Institute 215 Carroll Hall Lexington Virginia 24450 Contact Writing Center Home Academics Enrichment Institute Writing Writing Center Why Visit Us Why Visit The Writing Center What we can do for you Help you improve no matter what your writing abilities are to begin with Help at any stage of the writing process Read your work in a responsive non judgmental manner Help you locate rough spots Refer you to appropriate sources for help on matters we can t solve in the conference Show you strategies for better self editing Help you say what you have to say as well

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  • Virginia Military Institute - Information for Instructors
    Library Home Find Books Departments Media Equipment Technical Services Visitor Information Archives Archives Home Online Exhibits VMI History FAQs Genealogy Alumni Manuscripts Civil War New Market Give Close Menu Institute Writing Home Writing Center Home Why Visit For Instructors Writing Resources Public Speaking Oral Presentations Consultants FAQ s What People Say Mission Major Deidre Garriott Writing Center Coordinator and Assistant Professor of English Ph 540 464 7483 The Writing Center Virginia Military Institute 215 Carroll Hall Lexington Virginia 24450 Contact Writing Center Home Academics Enrichment Institute Writing Writing Center Information for Instructors Information for Instructors Our goal is to improve cadets written communication skills by providing them with professional tutorial help in the planning drafting and revising of their essays research papers reports case studies and the like In general we hope to reinforce those very habits of inquiry and analysis students learn in the classroom We approach writing as a process a method of investigation and thus a way of thinking and learning Our aim is to guide students in asking the right questions about their work thereby improving their ability to revise their own compositions In this way the Writing Center helps develop the ability to think critically and creatively and to communicate effectively VMI Strategic Plan 1999 Recognizing that different disciplines adhere to different conventions we work closely with individual instructors to determine their special requirements and to help the students satisfy them Toward this end our staff includes tutors with experience in writing for business and the sciences as well as the liberal arts We hope you will encourage your students to use the Writing Center where the help they receive adheres to the Institute s Work for Grade policy Be assured that each time a student of yours visits us you will receive a Conference

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  • Virginia Military Institute - General Writing Resources
    URLs Post View Health and Safety Computing Academics Areas of Study Majors Minors Arts Humanities Engineering Information Social Sciences Life Sciences Natural Sciences ROTC Enrichment Institute Honors Program International Programs Service Opportunities Summer Programs Institute Writing Program Research Support Cadet Counseling Career Services Disabilities Services Miller Academic Center Advising Math Resource Center The Writing Center Resources Registrar Financial Aid Canvas Login Dean s Office Career Services Bookstore Cadet Computing Admissions Corps Life Athletics Library Archives Preston Library Library Home Find Books Departments Media Equipment Technical Services Visitor Information Archives Archives Home Online Exhibits VMI History FAQs Genealogy Alumni Manuscripts Civil War New Market Give Close Menu Institute Writing Home Writing Center Home Why Visit For Instructors Writing Resources Public Speaking Oral Presentations Consultants FAQ s What People Say Mission Major Deidre Garriott Writing Center Coordinator and Assistant Professor of English Ph 540 464 7483 The Writing Center Virginia Military Institute 215 Carroll Hall Lexington Virginia 24450 Contact Writing Center Home Academics Enrichment Institute Writing Writing Center General Writing Resources General Writing Resources Citing Electronic Sources Useful History Links Resume Professional Writing Technical Writing Garbl s Writing Resources Online Purdue Online Writing Lab Writing Personal Statements Online VMI Foundation Keydet Club

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  • Virginia Military Institute - Public Speaking & Oral Presentations
    Math Resource Center The Writing Center Resources Registrar Financial Aid Canvas Login Dean s Office Career Services Bookstore Cadet Computing Admissions Corps Life Athletics Library Archives Preston Library Library Home Find Books Departments Media Equipment Technical Services Visitor Information Archives Archives Home Online Exhibits VMI History FAQs Genealogy Alumni Manuscripts Civil War New Market Give Close Menu Institute Writing Home Writing Center Home Why Visit For Instructors Writing Resources Public Speaking Oral Presentations Consultants FAQ s What People Say Mission Major Deidre Garriott Writing Center Coordinator and Assistant Professor of English Ph 540 464 7483 The Writing Center Virginia Military Institute 215 Carroll Hall Lexington Virginia 24450 Contact Writing Center Home Academics Enrichment Institute Writing Writing Center Public Speaking Oral Presentations Public Speaking Oral Presentations The Writing Center can help cadets improve their communication public speaking and leadership skills by emphasizing the arts of listening thinking and speaking We can provide tips and techniques that will help cadets develop poise and confidence at the podium Professional and peer writing consultants work with cadets on every aspect of an oral assignment from planning and conception to drafting and delivery of a well polished speech or presentation Here cadets can hone their

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  • Virginia Military Institute - Writing Center Consultants(2)
    selling Hunger Games trilogy In her chapter Major Garriott analyzes the tweets blog posts and New York Times articles that respond to the casting choices for the first film She argues that these digital writings construct a panoptic rhetoric a rhetoric that Collins fears and explores in the trilogy and posits that we are constructing Panem and its systems digitally Major Garriott is currently revising her dissertation manuscript to send for publication and has begun working on a book length monograph on the rhetoric of World War II memorials in the South Email Maj Garriott Mr George Abry Writing Consultant Mr George Abry Writing Consultant M A The Johns Hopkins University is a professional writer whose interests include travel writing and historic preservation He was a regular contributor to the real estate section of The Times Picayune and Old House Journal magazine and covered New Orleans tourism for TravelAgeWest a west coast travel industry publication In addition to feature writing he has worked on a number of technical writing and public history projects He served as historian for the City of Roanoke Residential Pattern Book project and researched and wrote the historic context for an Architectural Survey of Botetourt County VA he co wrote a handbook of Commercial Design Guidelines for the City of Bluefield WV Email Mr Abry Dr Sydney Bufkin Writing Center Consultant Dr Sydney Bufkin Writing Consultant B A University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill M A and Ph D University of Texas at Austin specializes in American and African American literature and digital humanities At the University of Texas Dr Bufkin worked in the Undergraduate Writing Center and taught courses in rhetoric writing and literary studies She especially enjoys working with writers on brainstorming and organization and is always happy to share strategies for fighting procrastination Email Dr Bufkin Ms Elise Sheffield Writing Consultant Ms Elise Sheffield Writing Consultant A B Brown University English and M T S Harvard Divinity School Theology is also Education Director for Boxerwood Nature Center in Lexington As a skilled grant writer she has secured hundreds of thousands of dollars for her non profit s educational initiatives over the past eight years Prior to joining the VMI Writing Center in 2010 Ms Sheffield wrote curriculum for the Marshall Foundation and worked as an instructor at Southern Virginia University teaching composition non fiction reflective writing and literature A Rockbridge native she is a former Peace Corps volunteer Lesotho southern Africa and published essayist She is currently pursuing a second master s in Science Education through Miami University Ohio Email Ms Sheffield Maj Coye Heard Maj Frederick Coye Heard teaches courses in American literature as well as aesthetics philosophy and literature and rhetoric and writing He specializes in post 1945 American literature and Continental philosophy and he has a particular interest in the intersections of literary form ethics and public life He has recently published and presented papers on the politics of aesthetic form in the work of Wallace Stevens Vladimir Nabokov

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  • Virginia Military Institute - The Writing Center - FAQ's
    History FAQs Genealogy Alumni Manuscripts Civil War New Market Give Close Menu Institute Writing Home Writing Center Home Why Visit For Instructors Writing Resources Public Speaking Oral Presentations Consultants FAQ s What People Say Mission Major Deidre Garriott Writing Center Coordinator and Assistant Professor of English Ph 540 464 7483 The Writing Center Virginia Military Institute 215 Carroll Hall Lexington Virginia 24450 Contact Writing Center Home Academics Enrichment Institute Writing Writing Center The Writing Center FAQ s The Writing Center FAQ s What happens in a tutorial You ask some questions and we ask some questions such as What would you like help with We may read only part of your paper or all of it and you talk about your writing concerns Will a Writing Center tutor proofread my paper We will not proofread a paper for you That would make us better editors but wouldn t help you become a better writer We will however help you learn how to be a better proofreader When should I come to the Writing Center Come before you start a paper to discuss the topic OR Come with a draft you re working on If you come with a finished draft that s due the next day expect to be frustrated that you didn t come in sooner Do I need an appointment or can I just walk in You ll be assured of a tutorial if you sign up ahead of time Dates are offered at least a week in advance so you can plan ahead For drop in help come during less busy hours such as 2 5 or 3 6 p m Evenings tend to be busier so if you walk in then you may have to wait Who comes to the Writing Center Cadets from every rank

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  • Virginia Military Institute - The Writing Center - What People Say About The Center
    24450 Contact Writing Center Home Academics Enrichment Institute Writing Writing Center The Writing Center What People Say About The Center What People Say About The Center Many of my students have found the VMI Writing Center s services useful especially foreign nationals struggling with English as a second language as well as those at the top of the class working to get articles accepted into national and international journals Col James C Jim Squire Professor Electrical Computer Engineering Using proper grammar is one of the most frequent problems I encounter with cadet writing The Writing Center provides excellent guidance to cadets challenged with grammar rules In my writing intensive course wherein I read drafts and final submissions the improvement in writing quality from one or more visits to the Writing Center is demonstrable Without doubt this one topic of assistance improves writing quality and helps make reading cadet papers a more satisfying experience COL Robert W Moreschi Ph D RFC Dept Head Professor of Finanance Dept of Economics Business In ALL cases even one visit improved student papers and grades I hope they will continue to visit the Center throughout their cadetship Faculty History Friendly environment approachable people great set up convenient hours Student The Writing Center helped multiple users to develop a habit of composing and reflecting And as they realized their work was getting better they were more encouraged to keep going to the Writing Center Faculty English Fine Arts They help you but you learn how to help yourself and do your own work Student I always strongly encourage my students to use the Writing Center as a resource There is no question the center is of significant value Faculty Psychology Philosophy The Writing Center s big strength qualified instructors humorous and comfortable who guide you to

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