Writing Center Appointments

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

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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 think and do corrections in the paper by yourself. -- Student

I believe that the Institute has a fine resource in the Writing Center and wish only that more of my cadets would avail themselves of its services. Indeed, I would like to be able to require my students who need help to consult with its staff. -- Faculty Member, History

They help with the papers, but don't spoon feed. -- Student

I really like it when students with high scores/grades seek assistance from the Writing Center. -- Faculty, History

The tutors work with you, not for you. -- Student

I noticed that the basic writing skills were much improved in the memos from students that used the Writing Center. The memos were better organized, flawlessly punctuated, and seemed to exhibit more confidence. I appreciate your help -- and will continue to recommend your service to my students in the future. -- Faculty, Naval Science