Writing Center (Fredericksburg Campus)

Welcome to the Fredericksburg Writing Center

Part of the college-wide Writing Intensive Program, the Writing Center expresses the College’s belief in writing competence as an essential ingredient of a liberal arts education.  Operating within the Honor Code, the Writing Center offers free tutorial assistance to students, regardless of major, class level, or skill level.

 

The Writing Center is converging with the Simpson Library to offer students an optional location and expanded hours.  From 7 p.m.-9 p.m., M-Th and on Sundays, a writing center tutor is available in the Simpson Library’s Jazzman Cafe. Appointments are recommended (Schedule an appointment yourself using the “Schedule” tab in the left side of this page or call 540-654-1036) but walk-ins may be helped when the tutor is free. Additionally, we will again be open in Trinkle Hall from 10 a.m.-5 p.m., M-Th and 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Fr. We look forward to helping you improve your writing skills!

Since the Writing Center schedule fills quickly during busy times in the semester, it’s a good idea to make appointments in advance of need.  Walk-in service may be available.

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Join us in congratulating the winners of the 2013 Writing Center Contest:

Social Sciences (Seniors)

Laila McQuade “Armenian Genocide?”

                HIST: History of Warfare in the Middle East—Dr. Corlu

 

Leah Tams “Dueling Pistols: Relations with South America, Gift-Giving, and Dueling”

                HIST 300W: World of James Monroe—Dr. Good

 

Adam Hager “Old Growth Forest Management in the Pacific Northwest: How the Northern Spotted Owl

                Affected Policy Change”

                GEOG 490M: The American Conservation Movement—Dr. Bowen

 

Gemma Cohen, Carey Natoli, Lindsey Bevis, and Eunice Achiaa “Housing Issues in the Greater

                Fredericksburg Area: A Comparison of Demographic Trends”

                SOCG 364: Quantitative Research Methods—Dr. Schleef

 

Patrick Sheehy “Nato’s Persistance in a Post Cold War Era”

                PSCI 471: Alliance Politics—Dr. Davidson

 

Social Sciences (Juniors)

 

Jeannette Hodge “Paid Childcare Arrangements as Explained by Robert Trivers’ Theory of Reciprocal

                Altruism”

                SOCG 301: Evolution and Social Behavior—Dr. Crippen

 

Conner Allen “Against All Odds: The Unexpected Outcome of the Siege of Malta, 1565”

                HIST 299: Intro to the Study of History—Dr. Ferrell and Mr. Bales

 

Social Sciences (Freshmen and Sophomore)

 

Kimberly Humphries “Coolidge and His ‘Economic Heroism’”

                HIST 300Z: History of the 1920s and 1930s—Dr. Ferrell

 

Arts and Humanities (Seniors)

 

Allison Mackey “I Know Scary, and You Ain’t Got His Smile”

                ENGL 307: The Writing Process—Dr. Hale

 

Brent Forrest Arehart “The Historicizing of Ancient Christian Heresiology”

                RELG 401: Guided Research—Dr. Cain and Dr. Goehring

 


 

Arts and Humanities (Juniors)

 

Lisa Johnson “Infancy is the Perpetual Messiah”

                ENGL 355: American Romanticism—Dr. Rigsby

 

Nicole Oestreicher “Nietzsche’s Perspectivism and the Neo-Kantian Approach to the Self-Referential

                Problem”

                PHIL 303: Hegel, Marx, and Nietzsche—Dr. Vasey

 

Arts and Humanities (Freshmen and Sophomore)

 

Sarah Hansen “Giving Voice to the Mistress: Feminism and “To His Coy Mistress”

                ENGL 295: Methods of Advanced Literary Study—Dr. Foss

 

Natural Sciences

 

Katherine Coleman “Hazel Run Environmental Conditions”

                GEOL 313: Fluvial Geomorphology—Dr. Kisila

 

College of Business and College of Education

 

Kylie Kerr “The Effect of Student Perception of Teacher Expectations on Math Anxiety in the Middle

                School Mathematics Classroom”

                EDUC 580: Introduction to Research—Dr. Davis

 

International

 

Soyeon Park “The Effect of Product Name Change”

                BUAD 471: Consumer Behavior—Dr. Gentry

 

FSEM

 

Claire Everett “Shibui Maria”

                FSEM 100Z: International Short Fiction by Women—Prof. Smith

 

FSEM (Honorable Mention)

               

Sarah Hansen “Realizations about Race in 2008”

                FSEM 100G: Race and Revolution—Dr. Conley